Amélie T. Gouin

Amélie T. Gouin  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Amélie T. Gouin is a senior associate in our Montréal office. Ms. Gouin specialises in commercial litigation and practices mainly in the fields of competition law, advertisement and marketing, extraordinary recourses, shareholder disputes, fraud and intellectual property. Ms. Gouin also has a special interest for all litigation regarding false and misleading representations in the advertisement and marketing of consumer goods.

Ms. Gouin was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 2012 after completing her studies in civil law and common law at McGill University. During her studies, Ms. Gouin was Editor and Executive Editor of the McGill Law Journal. She also completed a clerkship in 2010-2011 under the direction of Justices Pierre C. Gagnon and Michèle Monast from the Superior Court of Québec. 

In 2008, Ms. Gouin earned an Honours Bachelor of Political Science degree at McGill University.

Since 2011, Ms. Gouin has been involved in the activities of the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal. She has been an administrator on the Board of Directors of the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal since 2013, acting as secretary from 2013 to 2016 and now as the president of the Board of Directors. She also sits on the Board of the École de Cirque de Verdun.

Since 2017, Ms. Gouin has served as a lecturer for the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. There she gives a number of training sessions annually on the legal obligations of directors of not-for-profit organizations.

In 2016, the WXN – Women Executive Network awarded to Ms. Gouin the prize Top 100: Canada's Most Powerful Women in the category TELUS Future Leaders. Ms. Gouin was also a finalist in competing for the title of "Avocat(e) pro bono/implication sociale" at the Young Bar Association of Montréal Gala in 2013.

Representative Work

  • Ms. Gouin prepares documentation used in trials and pleads before various judicial bodies in Québec.
  • She takes an interest in different fields, such as competition law, advertisement and publicity, injunctions, extraordinary recourses, shareholder disputes, fraud, intellectual property and real estate law. She also acts in various class actions. Furthermore, Ms. Gouin has a special interest for all litigation regarding false and misleading representations in the advertisement and marketing of consumer goods, particularly to claims with regards to telecommunications, food law and health.
  • The following is a sample of the most recent mandates which she has handled:
    • An international commercial arbitration in the field of natural health products relating to alleged misrepresentations affecting the sale price of an enterprise.
    • A mediation in a shareholders' dispute in the field of sanitary landfill.
    • Nagravision v. Ali Kizil et al. (Norwich extraordinary remedy)
    • Knights of Columbus v. Yvon Perreault (seizure in revendication and injunction proceedings)
    • Le Groupe Créatech (Cuisines Laurier Inc. c.) (a dispute concerning the implementation of an integrated management software program for a business)
    • Le Groupe Créatech (Prelco Incl c.) (a dispute concerning the implementation of an integrated management software program for a business)
    • Magali Delgado and Frédéric Pignon v. Cavalia Inc. (a dispute concerning false representations made in various contracts)
    • Facebook (different intellectual property cases)
    • Rockwell Collins inc. and Rockwell Collins Electro-Mechanical Systems inc. v. Bombardier inc. and Learjet inc. (a breach of contract dispute)
    • Metzeler Schaum inc. v. Bombardier inc. (a breach of contract dispute)
    • Association des Hôtels du Grand Montréal (AHGM) (Presti-Presse v.) (a breach of contract dispute)
    • Glaxosmithkline LLC v. Boukhris et al (intervention of the Fonds de recherche du Québec to prevent the transmission of confidential data)
    • Loblaws et al. (Govan v.) (a class action relating to a cartel for fixing bread prices)
    • Loblaws et al. (Gosselin v.) (a class action relating to the price of "Big Pack" meat)
    • Loblaws et al. (Maxwell v.) (a class action dealing with the "Pink Tax")
    • Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society et al. (Blais v.) (a class action relating to sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by members of Jehovah's Witnesses)
  • Ms. Gouin was also deeply involved in the case of The Queen v. Luka Rocco Magnotta, accompanying the victim's family throughout the trial.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Amélie T. Gouin and Stéphane Richer, "Chronique – Les offres de services en implantation logicielle : comment s'assurer que les services rendus répondent aux besoins exprimés – Une analyse détaillée de la décision Bal Global," in Repères, October 2015, La référence, EYB2015REP1806.
  • Mathieu Piché-Messier and Amélie T. Gouin, "Les ordonnances d'injonction de type Anton Piller, Mareva et Norwich," Développements récents en droit de la propriété intellectuelle, 2014.
  • Amélie T. Gouin, "Does Québec's New Code of Civil Procedure Innovate Enough: A Comparative Analysis between Québec's Past and Future Codes and Ontario's Rules," 2014 ARCL 477.

Presentations

  • Amélie T. Gouin, "Québec Food Law Related Class Actions: Trends and Lessons," Taking Stock – Food Law & Policy in Canada, Ottawa, November 4, 2017.
  • Amélie T. Gouin and Catherine Rousseau-Saine, "Le leadership chez nos jeunes, comment et pourquoi le développer ?," Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie, 9 mai 2017.
  • Amélie T. Gouin and Glenford James, "Lunch and Learn – What is Food Law?," McGill Food Law Society, March 9, 2017.
  • Amélie T. Gouin, "False and Misleading Representations in the Food Industry: Risk Management and Product Liability," The Future of Food Law & Policy in Canada. Halifax, November 3, 2016.
  • Amélie T. Gouin et Stéphane Richer, "Les offres de services en implantation logicielle : comment s'assurer que les services rendus répondent aux besoins exprimés," Commercial Litigation Symposium, June 17, 2015.
  • Mathieu Piché-Messier and Amélie T. Gouin, "Le recours en matière de piratage et de vol de données : les ordonnances d'injonction de type Anton Piller, Mareva et Norwich, et les saisies-revendications avant jugement avec autorisation," Lecture given for the Barreau du Québec, December 2, 2014.
  • Mathieu Piché-Messier and Amélie T. Gouin, "Développements récents en droit de la propriété intellectuelle : Les ordonnances d'injonction de type Anton Piller, Mareva et Norwich," Lecture given for the Barreau du Québec, November 14, 2014.

Training Sessions

  • Amélie T. Gouin, "Le conseil d'administration et les aspects juridiques," Administrateurs de la relève, Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (October 27, 2017, November 10, 2017, February 16, 2018 and April 13, 2018).
  • Amélie T. Gouin, "Le conseil d'administration et la loi," Réseau Jeunes Administrateurs, Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal (November 17, 2017 and March 23, 2018).
  • Amélie T. Gouin, "Le conseil d'administration et la loi," La jeunesse en gouvernance, Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Centre-ville (March 3, 2018).

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recipient of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.
  • ​Finalist in competing for the title of "Avocat(e) pro bono/implication sociale" at the Young Bar Association of Montréal Gala in 2013.