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Alain Riendeau, Partner

Alain Riendeau

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 1986
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Alain Riendeau is a partner of the Commercial Litigation section. He practices in the fields of civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on insolvency and corporate restructuring. Alain has been involved in many complex financial disputes and in most of the large restructurings that have taken place in Québec over the last three decades, including more recently acting for :

  • Lumenpulse Inc. in its privatisation pursuant to a plan of arrangement under s. 192 of the CBCA;
  • Canam Group Inc. in its privatisation pursuant to a plan of arrangement under s. 192 of the CBCA;
  • Orbite Technologies Inc. in its restructuring under the CCAA;
  • Les Grands Travaux Soter Inc. in its restructuring under the CCAA;
  • Canadian Pacific Railway in the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Canada Co.’s CCAA proceeding in connection with the derailment in the town Lac-Mégantic;
  • Ernst & Young Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed Liquidator in the CBCA liquidation proceedings of Penson Financial Services Canada Inc., a registered clearing broker, which at one time held approximately $10 billion of client assets;
  • Certain creditors in the Bloom Lake CCAA proceedings;
  • Goldcorp Inc. in its non-solicited take-over bid for Osisko Mining Corporation;
  • Fibrek Inc. in defence of AbitibiBowater’s non-solicited take-over bid;
  • A major Québec corporation in a dispute with its franchisees;

Alain frequently pleads before both trial and appeal courts.

Consistently named to the list of "Best Lawyers in Canada" for insolvency and restructuring.

Ranked by the Canadian Legal Lexpert guide as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in insolvency and financial restructuring.


Client Work

  • EXFO completes a going-private transaction,
  • North American Lithium Inc. successfully completes restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act,
  • Votorantim Cimentos and McInnis Cement to Combine Cement Operations in North America,
  • Intact Insurance, Bélair Direct And Industrial Alliance In A Class Action Instituted Against Car Insurers Across Quebec, Ongoing since December 2020
  • Groupe TVA is claiming over $4.1 million from Juste pour rire for loss of value of broadcast rights,
  • Stornoway Diamond applies for C$946 million CCAA filing,
  • Acted for Les Grands Travaux Soter in connection with proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act,
  • Québecor is seeking a permanent injunction against Juste pour rire in the Superior Court of Québec,
  • Fasken acts for the debtor Orbite Technologies in the context of its companies' Creditors Arrangement Act,

Career & Education


  • LLB Université de Sherbrooke

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Bar of Montréal
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada




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