• LLB, 1981
    University of Montréal

Year of Call/Admission

  • Québec, 1982

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Marc-André G. Fabien, Ad.E.

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Marc-André Fabien, Ad. E, senior partner, has been with Fasken Martineau since 1982. As one of the firm's most seasoned lawyers, he is recognized for his consummate grasp of complex litigations frequently under the media spotlight. He specializes in commercial and shareholder litigation, securities-related litigation and criminal prosecution, as well as litigation involving the federal, provincial and
municipal governments.

He has pleaded before all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal of Québec, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Superior Court, various administrative courts and the International Court of Arbitration for Sport. He has also lectured for the Université de Montréal's law faculty where he taught, among other things, the art of pleading.

His considerable experience before the courts is such that he enjoys an excellent reputation with the judiciary. His expertise is particularly appreciated in all strategic matters.

He has written various articles on environmental law, property assessment, corporate criminal liability and administrative law applicable to investigations and enquiries. He is cited in a number of publications, including Chambers, Martindale-Hubbell, in which he receives top ratings.

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2012, the Québec Bar awarded him the honorific title of Lawyer Emeritus (Advocatus Emeritus, Ad. E.), which is reserved for those who have gained distinction as a result of their outstandin professional career, outstanding contribution to the profession or outstanding social and community standingg that has brought honour to the legal profession.


Paralympic Movement

  • Chair of the Canadian Paralympic Committee (since 2017)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation (2015 to today)
  • Honorary Chairman of the IPC Swimming World Championships held in Montreal (2013)
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation (2010-2012)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation(2006-2012)
  • Member of the Fundraising Committee of the Paracycling World Championships held in Baie-Comeau (August 2010)
  • Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paralympic Committee (1998-2006)
  • Attendance at several Paralympic games Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Turin, Beijing, Vancouver, Rio de Janeiro
  • Counsel for the Canadian Paralympic Committee before the Court of Arbitration for Sport ("CAS"), 2000 Olympics in Sydney, in the matter of Chantal Petitclerc
  • Member of the Fundraising Committee for the International Standing Volleyball Tournament for athletes with disabilities (1999)
  • Member of the Fundraising Committee of the Alpine Skiing and Nordic Skiing World Championships in Lech, Austria (1996) and Crans Montana, Switzerland (2000)

Université de Montréal

  • Chair of the Association des étudiants en droit (1980-1981) 
  • Member of the rector’s circle 
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Association des diplômés de la faculté de droit (ADDUM) (1992)

Bar of Montréal and Québec Bar 

  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee (2002-2003) 
  • Member of the Liaison Committee: Court of Appeal (2005-2007) 
  • Secretary (1987-1988) 
  • Member of the Board (1986-1988) 
  • Secretary of the Young Bar Association of Montreal (1986-1987) 
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Young Bar Association of Montreal (1984-1987) 

International Association of Young Lawyers (I.A.Y.L.)

  • Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee for the International Association of Young Lawyers’ convention held in Montreal - 400 participants (2001) 
  • Chair of the Executive Committee’s Organizing Committee (1991) 
  • Vice-President - Canada (1990-1998)  

Collège Stanislas

  • Vice President, Corporation du Collège Stanislas (2015-2018)
  • President of the College’s 75th anniversary celebrations (2013-2014) 
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Collège Stanislas and the corporation (since 1992) 
  • Member of the Board’s Executive Committee (since 2009) 

Arts Community

  • Member of the board of directors of Fondation de la Place-des-arts (since 2010)
  • Member of the board of directors of Théâtre de Quat'Sous (since 2009)

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the Strasbourg Lectures (2016)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the national and international law firm Fasken Martineau (2009-2016) 
  • Chair of Professional Practices, Fasken Martineau, Québec region (2000-2009) 
  • Member of the executive committee, Martineau-Walker (1996-2000) 
  • Chair of Professional Practices, Martineau-Walker (1996-2000) 
  • Vice-Chair of Professional Practices, Martineau-Walker (1994-1996) 
  • Chair of the Articling Students Committee, Martineau-Walker (1992-1994) 
  • Chair of the Recruiting Committee, Martineau-Walker (1991-1992)  


Université de Montréal

  • Lecturer at the Canadian Institute for the Administrative of Justice (January 2017)
  • Chair of the Workshop on Tunisia organized for the Strasbourg Lectures (2016)
  • Fasken Martineau Institute, lecture on new Civil Procedure Code (2016)
  • Lecturer, law faculty - penal law class (1995-1996)
  • Course on penal environmental law (1993-1995)
  • Lecturer, law faculty (1986-1996), responsible for the advocacy training of the Université de Montréal law faculty's team
  • Research assistant to Professor James Smith, corporate law (1981-1982)

Honours and Awards

  • Chambers Canada 2018 for Litigation - General Commercial : Québec
  • Chambers Canada 2016-2017 for dispute resolution
  • Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Canada by Martindale-Hubbell (2013); received the “AV Preeminent” peer review rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards 
  • Recognized as one of Canada's best lawyers in his field of expertise by Chambers Global 
  • Title of Lawyer Emeritus awarded by the Québec Bar in 2012 
  • Law Faculty Dean’s list of best students (1981)


  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers - 2016