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Annie  Bernard

Annie Bernard

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2003
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal

Annie Bernard's practice focuses on a broad range of complex matters, including construction and class action litigation. She represents clients in almost every sector of the construction industry ranging from owners to general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on issues involving financing, construction defects, project management, professional liability and breach of contract.

She has also developed expertise in issues relating to invitations to tender, legal hypothecs for construction, as well as the conditions under which permits of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec are issued. In the course of her practice, Annie also prepares and revises contractual documentation, such as the CCDC contract forms, and dealing with bond and co-ownership issues.

She has also been involved in the defence of several class action cases for several clients. Currently, Annie is involved in a class action lawsuit stemming from the Canadian ice storm of 1998.



  • LLB Laval University

Community involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Théâtre Le Clou
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, PMI-Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Quebec Bar
  • Bar of Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Executive member, Construction Law Committee of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Junior Bar Association of Montréal
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI-Montréal)
Article Class Actions in Quebec’s Construction Industry Droit immobilier (Real Estate Law), 4th Edition, - Collection Blais, Édition Yvon Blais, Volume 25, 2016
Article Obligation of parties: general provisions that apply to contracts of enterprise or for services
Class Actions in the Construction Industry location location Quebec Hôtel Château Laurier
Work completion - Description of the notion and overview of case law location location Montréal
Disputes over defects that appear before a work’s reception location location Montréal Omni Mont-Royal Hotel


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