R. Luc Beaulieu

Senior Partner

Luc Beaulieu

Montréal

T:+1 514.847.4428

F:+1 514.286.5474

Luc Beaulieu has developed expertise in the areas of employment and labour law, human rights and freedoms and administrative law (litigation and judicial review) and frequently represents federal and provincial public and private corporations before various judicial and quasi-judicial bodies with jurisdiction in such matters.

Mr. Beaulieu regularly advises companies on management styles that contribute to reducing, if not eliminating, their employees’ interest in unionizing. He has particular expertise in manufacturing, air transport, aeronautics, broadcasting, cable television and bus and truck transportation.

Mr. Beaulieu’s services are retained by the Conseil du patronat du Québec (Quebec business council) to appear before parliamentary and government committees and commissions and as a delegate to the consultative council on labour and manpower.

In October 1992 Mr. Beaulieu was appointed amicus curiae by the Department of Justice Canada to defend the respondents’ position regarding the powers of inquiry of the Canada Labour Relations Board before the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of Canadian Labour Relations Board v Nolisair International Inc. A decision favourable to the position defended by the amicus curiae of the Supreme Court of Canada was handed down on October 21, 1993, and was published in the Supreme Court Reports at [1993] 3 SCR 724.

Mr. Beaulieu served as national chair of our employment and labour group and was a member of our management committee from 2009 to 2012.

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  • Year of call
    Quebec 1982
  • Law school
    LL.L., Université de Montréal, 1981
  • Speaking engagements
    • “Labour relations: Repercussions from the ruling in B.C. Health Service,” Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals, Montréal, May 30, 2010.

    Mr. Beaulieu has also been a guest speaker of the following organizations:

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Conseil du patronat du Québec
    • Labour Commissioner General’s Office
    • Labour Court
    • Commission des relations du travail
  • Selected client work
    • Conseil du patronat du Québec
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014 - 2015: Labour and Employment Law
    • Who’s Who Legal, Canada 2014: Labour & Employment
    • The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2011-2013
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014: recommended in Employment Law; Labour Relations
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2013: recommended in Employment Law (Management); Labour Relations (Management)
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2012: recommended in Employment Law
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2012-2013 – Labour and Employment Law: Employment, Labour, Management
    • PLC Which Lawyer? Cross-border Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook   
    • Practical Law Company: Which Lawyer? Canada – “leading” in Labour and Employment Law
    • Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada - Most frequently recommended for Labour Law
    • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, cited for his “exemplary reputation and well-established practice”
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2011: “most frequently recommended” in labour relations and “repeatedly recommended” in employment law
  • Memberships and activities
    • Canadian Bar Association
      • Labour Relations, Human Rights and Freedoms and Constitutional Law Sections
  • Directorships
    • Canadian LabourWatch Association (2009- )