André Lepage

Partner, Lawyer

André Lepage

Quebec

Complexe Jules-Dallaire, T1
2828 Laurier Blvd., 12th Floor
Quebec City, Quebec G1V 0B9
CANADA
418 266-4500 418 266-4515

André Lepage is a strategic thinker and a dedicated worker who acts as a strategic advisor mainly for private companies. With his background in labour and employment law, André has acquired unique skills that he applies to assisting executives in managing cases involving various aspects of their business. A skilled communicator and negotiator, he helps our clients prevent and resolve potential litigation. He also assists our clients in transactions aimed at expanding, diversifying or downsizing their activities. Thanks to his experience and international contacts, he assists many foreign companies doing business in the Province of Québec. 

André is also a specialist in labour law relating to sports, and is one of the few lawyers in North America to represent National Hockey League (NHL) teams in salary arbitration cases. He works with more than half of the NHL teams. As such, André leads a team consisting of about ten members of the firm. His experience in sports is varied, covering both professional sports (hockey, soccer, boxing, etc.) and amateur sport.

His excellent work has been recognized by his peers, who have named him to the Best Lawyers list of the best lawyers in Canada in labour law, sports law and entertainment law. André has also been recognized for his expertise in the prestigious Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the Employment and Labour Relations category since 2017.

  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (2002)
  • LL.B., Université Laval (2001)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert (2017-2023) - Employment Law andLabour Relations
  • Best Lawyers (2016-2024) - Labour and Employment Law; Sports Law; Entertainment Law
  • Who’s Who Legal (2019-2021) - Sports and  Entertainment
  • Negotiation of dozens of collective agreements in the manufacturing sector;
  • Negotiating a transfer of business in a shareholder dispute;
  • Numerous injunctions regarding unfair competition;
  • Counsel for Québec City in defamation disputes involving the mayor;
  • Counsel for Hydro-Québec in a conflict with senior executives;
  • Negotiating on behalf of contract companies of senior executives from outside Canada;
  • Counsel for over half of the National Hockey League's teams in salary arbitration matters;
  • Negotiation of sports sponsorship agreements.