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Antoine  Guilmain

Antoine Guilmain

Associate Fasken
Everything simple is false. Everything complex is unusable. [Paul Valéry]
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2016
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal

Antoine Guilmain is a member of the Privacy and Information Protection Group. As such, he works in the areas of personal information protection, access to information, online advertising and marketing, cybersecurity, and information technologies. He holds an LL.D. in Information Technology Law from the Université de Montréal and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Antoine advises private businesses and public bodies on an extensive range of topics, including privacy and information protection, compliance with anti-spam legislation, cybersecurity risk management and compliance, and a number of other information technology-related issues. He also drafts contractual documents, be it with respect to privacy or IT contracts (software, mobile applications, connected objects, artificial intelligence, etc.). Antoine also represents clients before various courts and administrative tribunals, including the Commission d’accès à l’information, the Federal Court of Canada and a number of other provincial courts. He also has considerable experience in issues related to the Charter of the French Language, specifically those involving a digital context.

Antoine earned a doctorate in law from the Université de Montréal (with highest honours) and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (very honourable mention with congratulations). He holds licentiates in law and political science from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and an LL.M. in Business Law from the Université de Montréal. He spent two years working at the Cyberjustice Laboratory, which develops software solutions to facilitate access to justice. He also worked as a teaching and research assistant for several professors, including Pierre Trudel and Vincent Gautrais. Between 2014 and 2016, he conducted research at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy.

Antoine has published a number of articles on privacy, civil procedure, copyright, computer security and information technology and has also spoken on these topics at numerous conferences and in the classroom. He teaches a course on “Digital Data and Life Science” at the Université de Sherbrooke.

In recent months, Antoine has taken a particular interest in the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in the prospects of federal and Quebec legislation in this area. He has submitted briefs in this regard to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Commission des institutions of the National Assembly of Quebec, and has also participated in its public consultation.

Antoine has always been involved throughout his career, both academically (Association des cycles supérieurs en droit, Quartier Libre student newspaper) and professionally (Young Bar of Montreal, IAPP, cultural organizations). He also participated in various student competitions (Willem C. Vis, SPECQUE) for which he won many scholarships.

2016 Scholarship Support grant awarded by the Regroupement Droit, Changements et Gouvernance
2016 Scholarship Gilles Pharand Scholarship
2016 Scholarship Support grant awarded by the Regroupement Droit, Changements et Gouvernance


  • LLD, Information Technology Law (exceptional honors) University of Montréal
  • Doctorate, Law (with distinction and honourable mention) Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Certificate, Intellectual Property University of California, Berkeley
  • Certificate, Business Law University of Montréal
  • LLM, Business Law University of Montréal
  • Licence, Political Science Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Licence, Law Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Benefit soirée, Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui (interprétation of scenes from a selection of Québec plays, fundraiser), 2017
  • Member, Information Technology Committee, Young Bar of Montréal (YBM) since 2013
  • Member, Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM) since 2013
  • Volunteer, Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal (2016)
  • Member and volunteer, Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL) (2014-2015)
  • Secretary, International Arbitration Committee, Université de Montréal (2012-2013)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Quartier Libre student newspaper (2012-2013)
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Legal IT Conference (6.0 and 7.0) (2011-2012)
  • Vice President, Communications, Association des cycles supérieurs en droit de l’Université de Montréal (ACSED) (2011-2012)
La gestion des risques, un travail quotidien en matière de sécurité de l’information et de protection des renseignements personnels (Managing risks, a daily task in information security and personal information protection) location location Montreal Plaza Centre-Ville
Prévention, gestion et réaction en matière de cybersécurité (Cybersecurity prevention, management and response) location location Montreal Palais des congrès de Montréal
A New Code Towards a Technological Procedure location location Montréal University of Montréal


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