Karine Chênevert  

Partner

Executive Summary

Karine Chênevert specialises in commercial litigation and practices mainly in the fields of class actions, injunctions, extraordinary remedies, fraud, conflicts between shareholders, and real estate litigation. Her practice covers all aspects of such disputes, including providing advice on litigious issues, drafting of proceedings and legal opinions, and representing clients before the courts. Karine regularly pleads before a variety of courts and tribunals in Québec.

Karine has participated, as a delegate of the YBAM, in parliamentary commission hearings of the Québec National Assembly on the Act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure to prevent improper use of the courts and promote freedom of expression and citizen participation in public debate.

 


L'administrateur d'un OBNL (in French only)

Karine Chênevert explique que les règles de gouvernance d'un administrateur d'OBNL sont les mêmes que les autres administrateurs. Les devoirs et responsabilités de l'administrateur sont présentés.


La gouvernance et responsabilité des administrateurs (in French only)

Karine Chênevert, avocate en litige commerciale répond à la question "Comment la rémunération des cadres est-elle balisée?" en expliquant le rôle du conseil d'administration et des dirigeants ainsi que ses limites.

Representative Work

  • Karine represents defendants in class actions with a national scope and regularly represents Canadian and foreign clients in commercial disputes, particularly in the areas of fraud, conflicts between shareholders, contract law and real estate litigation.
  • She also acts regularly in various arbitration, injunction and extraordinary remedy proceedings.
  • Karine Chênevert has acted in the following class actions:
    • Representing Best Buy Canada ltd in the extended warranties class action.
    • Representing Best Buy Canada ltd in a class action dealing with the availability of in-home service for certain products.
    • Representing Minebea Co. Ltd. in the small ball bearings class action.
    • Representing Kemet Corporation et Kemet Electronics Corporation in the capacitors class action.
    • Representing JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, in the waiver of annual fees class action.
    • Representing Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Limited and Deutsche Bank Securities, inc. in the money market instrument class action.
    • Represented Irving Oil in the alleged price fixing of gasoline class action.
    • Represented Irving Oil in the gasoline pump calibration class action.  

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Karine Chênevert, New Lease Forms, BLG Bulletin, February 2015.
  • Karine Chênevert, Simon Hébert and Anne-Marie Lévesque, "Survol de la jurisprudence marquante de l'année 2011 en matière de recours collectifs," in Développements récents en recours collectifs 2012, Vol. 345, Continuing Education Service of the Québec Bar, Éditions Yvon Blais, Cowansville, 2012.
  • Karine Chênevert, "Interrogatoire du débiteur après jugement et règles générales applicables à l'exécution forcée sur action personnelle," Fascicule 6, JurisClasseur Québec — Procédure civile II, Montréal, LexisNexis Canada, 2010, updated in 2012.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker at the Fourth Workshop on Liability of Directors and Officers, organised by The Federated Press. The conference was entitled "Responsabilité des administrateurs : Business Judgment Rule," February 2013.
  • Guest speaker at a conference sponsored by "Canada World Youth" (Jeunesse Canada Monde), in conjunction with the Collège des administrateurs de Montréal. The conference was entitled "Roles and responsibilities of directors in not-for-profit organizations," June 2012.
  • Guest speaker for La Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de Montréal in its Matinée Relève et Gouvernance event: L'art d'être un bon administrateur d'un OBNL, in conjunction with the Collège des administrateurs de Montréal. The conference was entitled "Rôle et responsabilités des administrateurs au sein des organismes à but non lucratif," May 2012.
  • Speaker at the third edition of Directors' and Officers' Liability presentation, organised by The Federated Press. The conference was entitled "Responsabilité des administrateurs : Business Judgment Rule," May 2012.
  • Speaker at the Annual Review of Class Action Judgments in Québec, a conference organised by the Québec Bar with respect to Recent Developments in Class Actions, March 2012.
  • Speaker at the Annual Review of Class Action Judgments in Québec, a conference organised by the Québec Bar on Recent Developments in Class Actions, October 2010.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Under 40 Hotlist.
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Future Star: Québec.
  • Karine was the winner of the Francophone Orator of the Year Competition at the Annual Speaking Contest of the Young Bar Association of Montréal (YBAM) in 2010.
  • She also earned second place in the "Prix Paris-Montréal de la Francophonie 2010" Competition.