Virginie Blanchette-Séguin

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Virginie Blanchette-Séguin

Virginie Blanchette-Séguin

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Biography

Virginie Blanchette-Séguin is a Montreal-based litigation lawyer. Her experience includes representing major corporations and financial institutions in class actions and complex environmental, construction, insurance, public law and civil liability disputes.

Ms. Blanchette-Séguin joined the firm after having clerked for Justice Clément Gascon at the Supreme Court of Canada, and for Justice Marc Nadon at the Federal Court of Appeal.

During her legal studies, she articled at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs and at the International Law Commission.


 


Professional experience

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  • LL.M., NYU School of Law, 2017
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2014
  • LL.B., University of Montreal, 2013
  • Ontario 2016
  • Québec 2015

Ms. Blanchette-Séguin has recently acted on behalf of the following clients:

Class actions

  • A Canadian bank, defending it in a class action involving fee disclosure to clients, notably under the Consumer Protection Act
  • A large municipality, defending it in two class actions regarding police liability in the context of massive demonstrations
  • SkipTheDishes, defending it in a class action regarding commissions charged to restaurateurs

Public law

  • Air carriers, in a matter before the Federal Court of Appeal respecting the application of the Montreal Convention, an international treaty
  • A large mining corporation, defending it against criminal and penal charges brought by Environment and Climate Change Canada for alleged violations of the Fisheries Act and the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations
  • Loto-Québec, in various contractual and regulatory disputes and litigation matters

Construction

  • Hydro-Québec, in litigation matters arising from the construction of the La Romaine hydroelectric complex
  • SNC-Lavalin, in contract disputes pertaining to construction law
  • Dean's Honours List, University of Montreal, 2010-2013
  • Louis-Côté Bursary, awarded by University of Montreal's Faculty of Law, 2013-2014
  • Achille-Tassé Bursary, awarded by University of Montreal's Faculty of Law, 2016-2017
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • The Advocates' Society
  • English
  • French