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Jean-Philippe
Mathieu

Associate

Montréal

Contact by email at [email protected]

t. +1 514-397-5475

2826

Law School

Université de Montréal
Osgoode Hall Law School
University of Cambridge

Bar Admission

Québec, 2014

Jean-Philippe Mathieu is an associate of our Litigation Group in Montréal. He concentrates his practice in the fields of civil and commercial litigation, and more specifically class actions, corporate law, banking litigation, contractual litigation, consumer law and construction law.

Jean-Philippe regularly acts before all trial and appeal courts. A seasoned litigator, he has taken part in numerous short, medium and long-term trials and has extensive experience in the Court. In particular, he has led a large number of injunction and safeguard order files, both on demand and in defense. He represented various clients before the Supreme Court of Canada and the American Arbitration Association.

Jean-Philippe and the Honourable Philippe Bélanger, J.S.C., co-authored the book "Principes et fondements de la responsabilité bancaire à l’égard des tiers," Droit bancaire, Jurisclasseur, 2021. He is also the contributing author of "Defending Class Actions in Canada - A Guide for Defendants," 5th Edition, LexisNexis and "Loi sur les entreprises par actions du Québec - Analyse et commentaries," Charles Chevrette and Wayne D. Gray, Thomson Reuters, 2021, in addition to writing regularly on McCarthy Tétrault’s various blogs, as well as in the National Insolvency Review.

Jean-Philippe’s experience includes the following:

CLASS ACTIONS AND CONSUMER LAW

  • Acted for corporate directors regarding claims for damages for negligence, misrepresentation and wrongdoing
  • Acted for a telecommunications company in matters of consumer law related to the company’s billing
  • Acted for a Crown corporation targeted by a $2.4-billion class action related to consumer law
  • Acted for a leading Canadian bank targeted by a class action regarding its mortgage practices

CORPORATE LAW

  • Acted for corporate directors in shareholder and retiree claims for negligence, inaccurate statements and alleged wrongdoing;
  • Acted for shareholders (majority and minority) and companies in multiple oppressive litigation;
  • Acted for directors in the context of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring and related litigation;
  • Obtaining and challenging safeguards to protect shareholder and corporate rights;

BANK LITIGATION

  • Acted for various corporations to oblige insurers to grant insurance coverage, including in the field of construction and in a context of environmental decontamination; 
  • Acted for one of the main Canadian banks in an international account foreclosure and clearing system case;
  • Acted for one of the main Canadian banks in a defamation lawsuit concerning the conduct of an internal investigation and the AMF;
  • Various suretyship and line of credit disputes;

CONSTRUCTION LAW

  • Acted for a cement manufacturer regarding an international arbitration matter; 
  • Acted for a cement manufacturer regarding an international arbitration matter; 
  • Acted for customers in disputes over construction defects resulting in environmental contamination;
  • Acted for various corporations to oblige insurers to grant insurance coverage, including in the field of construction and in a context of environmental decontamination;

INSURANCE

  • Acted for an individual regarding litigation against his insurer, the insurance wholesaler and the insurance broker
  • Acted for various corporations to oblige insurers to grant insurance coverage, including in the field of construction and in a context of environmental decontamination

INJUNCTIONS AND SAFEGUARD ORDERS

  • Acted for a Canadian rail company regarding a series of injunctions aiming to prevent operational blockades;
  • Acted for a telecommunications company in connection with various injunction procedures to prevent the distribution of advertisements;
  • Acted for companies and individuals in matters involving interim injunctions (including Anton Pillar and Mareva orders);

VARIOUS MATTERS

  • Acted for a port company in the context of a constitutional litigation involving the Procureur général du Québec and the Attorney General of Canada;
  • Acted for an aeronautical company in various litigations involving a key supplier;
  • Acted for a telecommunications company in different commercial litigations involving the company’s competitors and distributors;
  • Acted for professionals in cases brought against them concerning civil liability;
  • Acted for organizations on a variety of matters before the Access to Information Commission;
  • Acted for various companies in litigation involving non-compete and non-solicitation clauses.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Bélanger and J-P. Mathieu, Principes et fondements de la responsabilité bancaire à l’égard des tiers, Droit bancaire, Jurisclasseur, May 2019
  • Contributing Author, Defending Class Actions in Canada - A Guide for Defendants, 5th edition, LexisNexis
  • Contributing Author, Loi sur les entreprises par actions du Quebec - Analysis and comments, Thomson Reuters, 2021

Jean-Philippe obtained his Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.) from Université de Montréal in 2011 and was awarded the law faculty medal for the best graduating student. In 2012, he obtained a common law degree (J.D.) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. In 2013, as a recipient of The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship, he completed a Master of Laws in commercial law (LL.M.) (first class degree) at the University of Cambridge. He received the Foundation Scholarship from Queens’ College in recognition of his academic achievement at the University of Cambridge.

Jean-Philippe is a member of the Young Bar Association of Montréal and the Canadian Bar Association.

He sits on the funding committee of Jamais Lu Theatre and assists the Quebec Cancer Foundation.