Annie-Claude Trudeau

Partner, Lawyer, Co-Head of the Montreal Litigation Group

Annie-Claude Trudeau


25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9
514 397-8500 514 397-8515

Annie-Claude Trudeau is a partner, co-head of the Montreal Litigation Group and a member of the Class Action Defence and Privacy and Protection of Personal Information stratigic groups.. Backed by more than 10 years of experience, she focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation, class actions, shareholder disputes, governance and crisis management. With her in-depth legal knowledge, her reliability and her creativity, she is an invaluable asset not only for defending our clients before the courts but also for assisting them in the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts.

Since she became a lawyer, Annie-Claude has always been very involved in the legal community and promotes access to justice and legal literacy. Early in her career, Annie-Claude helped out at the Juripop legal clinic, which advocates for access to justice and was also a featured reporter on the MaTV program AVOSCAS. During the 2013-2014 season, she was also responsible for the debate radio show Droit de Cité, a co-production of the Barreau du Québec and CIBL 101,5 FM.

From 2016 to 2019, Annie-Claude has been a director of the Young Bar of Montreal where she was in charge of the Information Technology Committee (CTI), which was responsible for the organization of the annual LEGAL.IT conference, and in charge of the Public Affairs Committee.

Annie-Claude is Vice President of the board of directors of Vanguard School, a private special education institution for students with learning disabilities. Furthermore, she is one of the "Gouverneurs de la relève" of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec and she is a representative of BCF as “Emerging Leader” with the international association “Meritas”.

In 2023, she was named "Rising Star" by Lexpert, which recognizes top lawyers under 40 who have made an outstanding contribution to the practice.

  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (2013)
  • Juris Doctor (Common Law), Ottawa University (2010)
  • L.L.L., Ottawa University (2009)
  • Certificate in Chinese Law, China University of Political Science (2008)
  • B.A. Political Science, University of Ottawa (2006)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert (2023) - Rising Star
  • Young Bar of Montréal (2021) - Finalist, “Leader of tomorrow” in Civil and Commercial Litigation category
  • Fondation Barreau du Québec (2019) - Gouverneurs de la relève
  • Canadian Bar Association (2009) - Winner in the Law School Essay Contest
  • "Commentaire sur la décision Turgeon c. Pharmacie Carole Bessette et Francis Gince, pharmaciens inc. – Modifier sa procédure sous l'article 206 du Code de procédure civile : un droit absolu?"

    Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, October 2023 
  • "Commentaire sur la décision F.N. c. Epic Games Canada – La preuve embryonnaire est-elle suffisante pour établir prima facie une apparence sérieuse de droit?"

    Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, July 2023    
  • "Code de procédure civile annoté 2023-2024"

    Legis Pratique Collection, Lexis Nexis 
  • "Commentaire sur la décision Bergevin c. Corporation des constructeurs conseils – La Cour supérieure réaffirme et précise la protection et les recours des actionnaires minoritaires"

    Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, August 2023, EYB2023REP3663 
  • "Commentaire sur l’Arrêt A.B. c. Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Canada – Le caractère juste et raisonnable des honoraires fixés par une convention d’honoraires à pourcentage : qu’en dit la Cour d’appel?"

    Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, July 2023, EYB2023REP3651 
  • "Pourquoi voit-on moins d’actions collectives au Québec"

    Droit Inc., May 2023    
  • "Commentaire sur la décision Gordon-Kawapit c. Procureur général du Québec – Une demande d’autorisation collective qui se penche sur l’absence de soutien des autorités publiques à l’égard de victimes d’un crime contre la personne au Nunavik"

    Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, April 2023, EYB2023REP3607 
  • "Commentaire sur la décision Moreault c. Ville de Québec – Une action collective qui se penche sur la norme de conduite policière à la lumière des droits et libertés protégés par les chartes"

    Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, April 2021, EYB2021REP3265 
  • "Commentaire sur la décision Uber Technologies Inc. c. Heller – Quand l’iniquité justifie l’intervention judiciaire dans la validité des clauses d’arbitrage"

    Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, September 2020, EYB2020REP3134

  • "COVID-19 : la pandémie aura-t-elle réellement un impact sur vos contrats?", April 2020

  • "The Mike Ward Case: Why Did the Jokes About "Little Jérémy" Cross the Line According to the Court of Appeal?", December 2019

  • "Votre Guide vers l’aide juridique, Guide d’organisation du travail et de facturation pour les avocats et avocats de pratique privée acceptant les mandats d’aide juridique"

    Jeune Barreau de Montréal, May 2019

  • "10 événements notoires ayant marqué l’histoire du JBM"

    L’Extrajudiciaire, December 2018 Edition, Volume 32, No 6, December 2018

  • "Legal.IT Conference 2018 : Technological revolution – Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age", March 2018

  • "Quelle sera la valeur ajoutée du juriste de demain?"

    L’Extrajudiciaire, August 2016 Edition, Volume 30, No 4, August 2016

  • "Le mandat de Jody Wilson-Raybould"

    L’Extrajudiciaire, February 2016 Edition, Volume 30, No 1, February 2016

  • "L’intérêt de la vérité"

    L’Extrajudiciaire, October 2015 Edition, Volume 29, No 5, October 2015

  • "Le droit d’auteur et la faillite : un conflit de lois à régler au plus vite"

    Le Devoir, November 25, 2014

  • Acted on behalf of a landlord before the Québec Court of Appeal regarding a commercial lease dispute related to the guarantee of use of leased premises (art. 1854 C.C.Q.);
  • Acted on behalf of a company in the digital media industry regarding the application of a contract for digital advertising services, website creation and consulting, as well as obtaining a declaration of abuse and reimbursement of extrajudicial fees;
  • Acted on behalf of entrepreneurs in the pharmaceutical industry in a commercial dispute arising from a failed business acquisition. The opposing party withdrew from the project;
  • Acted on behalf of a pharmaceutical company's former senior executive in a class action (statutory and civil actions) brought against him by shareholders and institutional investors. This was the most significant securities class action to ever be authorized in Québec;
  • Acted on behalf of a self-regulatory organization seeking to obtain a declaratory judgment under the Real Estate Brokerage Act;
  • Acted on behalf of a public corporation in a class action brought against it for delays and cancellations allegedly caused by inadequate maintenance of its infrastructure;
  • Acted on behalf of one of the largest construction industry unions in Québec in a civil lawsuit for reputational damage;
  • Acted on behalf of a publicly traded Indian pharmaceutical company in a civil and arbitration action relating to a supply contract;
  • Acted on behalf of the mayor of a Québec municipality challenging allegations of ethical misconduct made against him by the Commission municipale du Québec;
  • Acted on behalf of a U.S. technology company in a commercial dispute arising from the acquisition of a Québec company and relating to the interpretation and application of an earn-out clause;
  • Acted on behalf of a Canadian railway company in a liability dispute for physical injury arising from an accident between an individual and one of the company's trains;
  • Acted as counsel for a prominent company in the entertainment industry regarding an injunction issued by a major media group seeking to enforce a right of first refusal in an acquisition transaction;
  • Acted as counsel in a long-lasting commercial dispute between shareholders of a large, franchised restauration group;
  • Acted on behalf of a payment services company operating in the cryptocurrency industry regarding an injunction brought by a Canadian financial services company.
  • Octobre 18, 2023

    "Analyse et interprétation des états financiers pour avocats et conseillers juridiques", Open Forum Ouvert, Presentation in collaboration with MNP LLP

  • November 29, 2022

    "Outils pratiques en gestion de crise et enquêtes internes", Presentation for Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) - Division Québec

  • October 29, 2021

    "Les bonnes pratiques de gouvernance et gestion des risques en situation de crise", Presentation in collaboration with TACT for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) - Québec Division

  • Bar of Quebec;
  • Young Bar of Montréal;
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Member and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Vanguard School (2019 to present);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Théâtre Quat’sous, founder and Secretary of the Youth Committee (2019 to 2022);
  • Member of the Member Relations Committee of the Bar of Montreal (2019-2020);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Young Bar of Montreal and member of the Information Technology Committee, the organizing committee of the annual LEGAL.IT conference and the Public Affairs Committee. (2016-2019).