Mathieu Piché-Messier

Mathieu Piché-Messier  

Partner

Executive Summary

Mathieu Piché-Messier is the Regional Leader of the Commercial Litigation Group in our Montréal office. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation. He has significant experience in both civil and commercial litigation, particularly in the areas of commercial fraud, high technology, industrial espionage, identity theft, competition law, entertainment law and intellectual property rights.

Mathieu was a member of the parliamentary committees of the National Assembly responsible for reform of the Québec Code of Civil Procedure.

Representative Work

  • Has acted for plaintiffs in preparing and enforcing seizures before judgment, injunctions and Anton Piller, Mareva and Norwich injunctions and orders.
  • Has acted as an Independent Supervising Solicitor for several Canadian law firms, in civil and commercial law, and particularly in the following areas: commercial fraud and piracy, identity theft, high tech litigation, competition law, industrial espionage, shareholder disputes, unfair competition and  intellectual property rights enforcement.
  • Has represented various clients before the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and various administrative tribunals in Québec.
  • Has been involved in negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts in various areas of law, including commercial leases and IP licensing agreements.
  • Participated in the parliamentary committees of the National Assembly responsible for reform of the Québec Code of Civil Procedure.

Publications & Presentations

  • Interviewed, "Anti-counterfeiting possible remedies for IP enforcement," Canal argent, April 28, 2015.
  • Interviewed, "Anti-counterfeiting IP enforcement remedies," TVA, April 21, 2015.
  • Interviewed on cyber risks, Techno pour tous, Canal Argent, January 7, 2015.
  • Interviewed, "Cyber-Risques pour les entreprises," RDI Économie, December 23, 2014.
  • Interviewed, "Les Cyber-Risques : un​e menace pour les entreprises au Canada," Première heure avec Claude Bernatchez, ICI Radio-Canada Première, December 22, 2014.
  • Co-Author, "Développements récents : les ordonnances d'injonction de type Anton Piller, Mareva et Norwich en matière de fraude commerciale," Revue de Droit, Université de Sherbrooke, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2014, pp.127-171.
  • Co-Author of a work of doctrine (325 pages), entitled L'injonction et les ordonnances Anton Piller, Mareva et Norwich, Ferron, Danielle, Mathieu Piché-Messier and Lawrence A. Poitras, LexisNexis, 2009, 325 pages.
  • Piché-Messier, Mathieu and Amélie T. Gouin, "Les ordonnances d'injonction de type Anton Piller, Mareva et Norwich," Développements récents en droit de la propriété intellectuelle, 2014, Cowansville, Les Éditions Yvon Blais, p. 229.
  • Piché-Messier, Mathieu and Anne Merminod, “Questions de droit international privé relatives aux personnes morales et aux sociétés,” Droit international privé, P.C. Lafond, Ed., Collection de droit civil, LexisNexis, Montréal, 2012, p. 13/1.
  • Piché-Messier, Mathieu and Marie-Aude Pigeon, “Recours extraordinaires en matière de propriété intellectuelle : les ordonnances d'injonction de type Anton Piller, Mareva et Norwich,” Développements récents en droit de la propriété intellectuelle, 2009, Cowansville, Les Éditions Yvon Blais, 465 pages.
  • Piché-Messier, Mathieu and Danielle Ferron, “L'Ordonnance Anton Piller : application de cette 'arme nucléaire' en matière de non-concurrence,” Continuing Education Service of the Québec Bar, Développements récents sur la non-concurrence, 2008, Cowansville, Les Éditions Yvon Blais, p. 37.
  • Piché-Messier, Mathieu, “Manutention des informations et documents électroniques dans le cadre de saisies avant jugement et injonctions de type 'Anton Piller,'” Droit et technologies de l'information, Legal IT, April 21, 2008, p. 121.
  • Piché-Messier, Mathieu, “L'Ordonnance 'Anton Piller' en droit de la propriété intellectuelle – Application particulière au droit du divertissement,” Continuing Education Service of the Québec Bar, Développements récents en droit du divertissement, 2006, Cowansville, Les Éditions Yvon Blais, p. 23.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized by his peers for inclusion in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013 editions of Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Local Litigation Star: Québec and a Litigation Star: General Commercial. Also recognized in the 2015 edition as a Future Star: Québec.
  • Mentioned, "Mathieu Piché-Messier chef du groupe de litige commercial chez BLG Montréal," Le Monde Juridique, November 2013.
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star — Top 40 Under 40” by Lexpert® in 2011.