Pierre Duquette

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Pierre Duquette

Pierre Duquette


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Pierre Duquette has many years of experience with complex litigation matters. He represents clients involved in civil and commercial litigation. He also represents clients dealing with judicial reviews involving public bodies. He frequently acts in matters involving provisional, interlocutory and permanent injunctions. Mr. Duquette also regularly deals with matters relating to civil liability, environmental issues, restrictive covenants, defamation and professional liability.

On top of his regular commercial litigation practice, he recently has represented with success municipalities in an action against the Communauté Métropolitaine de Québec to invalidate some restrictive regulations based on the lack of scientific background to said regulations. He also has represented the City of L'Isle Verte during the public inquiry into a deadly fire involving the work performed by firefighters of the municipality. Mr. Duquette represents clients before all courts of Quebec, including the Court of Quebec, the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as certain administrative tribunals. He is particularly knowledgeable about all aspects of civil procedure, and taught for several years at the Quebec Bar School and gives lectures for the Quebec Bar.

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LL.B., Université Laval, 2001

  • Quebec 2002


Mr. Duquette has acted recently for the following clients:

  • A group of pharmacists in litigation with a Quebec pharmacy banner relating to the sale of four pharmacies and involving certain rights of first refusal
  • A pharmacist in litigation relating to the sale of her pharmacy
  • A Quebec media company and its journalists following allegedly defamatory television reports
  • A television anchor and a reporter about whom defamatory remarks were made
  • A building owner in connection with allegations of loss of peaceful enjoyment as a result of repair work
  • A land owner and the prospective purchaser of one of his properties in litigation relating to a hypothec
  • A multimedia company following the withdrawal of a former shareholder and officer and alleged breach of contract clauses
  • A Quebec municipality in the termination of a management employee and ensuing litigation
  • A major Quebec printer for the recovery of claims in Quebec and elsewhere
  • A business form printer for the recovery of various claims


  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2019-2023: recommended in Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  • Canadian Bar Association