Pierre Cimon, Ad E

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Pierre Cimon, Ad E

Pierre Cimon, Ad E



Pierre Cimon has practised as a trial lawyer since 1968. He has pleaded before the courts and before many administrative tribunals and international arbitration bodies. He frequently acts as a commercial arbitrator, particularly in commercial litigation and construction law matters. Mr. Cimon is widely recognized as an outstanding practitioner in construction law and general civil law, including insurance and liability. He has successfully argued many major precedent-setting cases in Quebec law that have been published in various law reports.

Mr. Cimon joined the firm in 1991 when the Québec office opened and was the office managing partner until July 2008. From 1992 to 1994, he was a member of the subcommittee of the Quebec Bar responsible for examining the draft Civil Code of Québec. From 2004 to 2007, he chaired the Committee on the remuneration of the judges of the Court of Québec and the municipal courts established under the Courts of Justice Act.

Professional experience

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  • LL.L., Université Laval, 1967
  • B.A., Université Laval, 1964
  • Quebec 1968
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2012-2017: recommended in Class Actions; 2012-2019: recommended in Construction Law; 2015-2018: recommended in Litigation – Directors' and Officers' Liability
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2009-2017: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Banking And Finance Law; Construction Law; Corporate And Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Legal Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Law
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2010-2017: Director And Officer Liability Practice; International Arbitration
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015-2017: Bet-The-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in Canada – Lawyer of the Year 2015: Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in Canada – Lawyer of the Year 2014: Banking & Finance, Quebec City
  • The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Canada – Lawyer of the Year 2012: Construction Law, Québec
  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (US Litigation Guide), 2011: Litigation - Class actions


  • Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Chair, Ethics Committee, Quebec Bar (1995-2002)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch
    • Past member, Executive Committee