The Securities Act, the Competition Act and other related regulations

Hudon Attorneys has a proven track record in representing clients in litigious matters involving the Competition Bureau and the Autorité des marches financiers, namely in cases related to the following:

  • Representation of investment advisers and investors before the Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal and the former Bureau de Décision et de Révision;
  • Securities and competition related regulatory offences and orders;
  • Representation of interests during investigations conducted by the Autorité des marches financiers or the Competition Bureau;
  • Searches and freeze orders;
  • Public interest measures and remedial powers; and
  • Legislative and Regulatory framework of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology;

Hudon Attorneys also represents securities brokers in litigious matters involving professional liability issues and deals with cases related to the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services, the Money-services Business Act and ancillary regulations.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Hudon Attorneys analyzes your file thoroughly so as to understand the nature of the problem as well as its legal, financial and commercial consequences, the whole in order to implement a strategy optimized to avoid unwarranted litigation, by ensuring that the means are suited to the complexity of the dispute.

In the event of litigation, Hudon Attorneys has the trial experience to defend its clients’ interests and secure a quick and cost-effective resolution and, if necessary, strategize and prepare a tireless and effective position at trial.

Hudon Attorneys provides counsel to a significant number of companies operating in a range of regulated industries in the form of advice regarding compliance regimes.

Whether you are an individual or a business, the Firm offers representation tailored to your needs should any problem arise from the interpretation and execution of any of the following contracts:

  • Loan agreements, with or without a security;
  • Sale agreements;
  • Lease agreements and related contracts;
  • Construction related agreements;
  • Employment contracts;
  • Franchising agreements; and
  • Insurance contracts;

Hudon Attorneys also represents parties in manufacturer’s and product liability cases and has the experience to deal with special proceedings, namely injunctions and seizures, throughout the proceedings.

Shareholder Disputes and Oppression Remedies

Where a shareholder or corporate stakeholder feels that the affairs of a corporation are or have been carried out in a manner that is “oppressive” or “unfairly prejudicial” to or in “unfair disregard” of its interests, these parties can ask for an order to remedy the effects of that conduct.

Hudon Attorneys successfully represents shareholders and corporate stakeholders in these types of recourses and is regularly called upon to provide assistance in interpreting shareholder agreements and to seek a proper remedy when the settling of a shareholder dispute is not possible.

Employment and Labor Law

Hudon Attorneys provides a full range of tailored services to its clients whether in crisis situations or on a daily basis.

More particularly, whether you are an employee or an employer, Hudon attorneys offers the following services:

  • Representing clients in civil lawsuits with respect to employment law related issues, namely in cases involving wrongful dismissals, termination of an employment contract with or without cause, compliance with duties of loyalty and integrity of employees as well as compliance with non-compete and non-solicitation contractual undertakings;
  • Representing clients in proceedings brought by the CNESST or before the Administrative Labour Tribunal;
  • Preparing and enforcing employment contracts;
  • Providing counsel on employment and labour legislation and regulations; and
  • Providing support in grievance arbitration matters;

Hudon Attorneys also represents unionized employees in the assertion and exercise of their rights in cases where a certified association acts in bad faith or in an arbitrary or discriminatory manner, or shows serious negligence in respect of employees comprised in the bargaining unit represented by it.

As such, the Firm provides them with the proper support in the preparation and filing of a complaint with the Administrative Labour Tribunal, and represents them in the event that their claim is referred to arbitration.

Alternate Dispute Resolutions

Hudon Attorneys fosters and favors alternate methods of conflict resolution when it is in its clients’ interest and when required to end an ongoing dispute in an expeditious manner without the emotional aspects and costs related to going to trial.

As such, the Firm is well suited to recommend to its clients the following alternatives to traditional litigation:

  • Negotiations;
  • Mediation;
  • Settlement conferences; and
  • Arbitration.



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