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Chris Semerjian - Litigation Lawyer in Montreal

Chris Semerjian

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 2010 | New York, 2010
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Chris Semerjian is a partner working in Fasken’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. A seasoned and versatile litigator, Chris is particularly active in complex litigation requiring the issuance of injunction orders to enforce non-compete clauses or to prohibit unfair competition practices.

His expertise has led him to work in many Anton Piller cases involving the misappropriation of confidential information. He has also worked in cases before the Superior Court in intellectual property matters which allowed him to obtain, in one of the rare precedents of the last decade, the issuance of an interlocutory injunction in a patent infringement dispute.

Chris is also called upon to work in major cases for the firm’s clients in contractual and commercial matters, including with respect to questions arising from the interpretation and termination of contracts of various nature.

Chris also acts in public, administrative and constitutional law matters, as well as in class actions proceedings.

Recognized as one of the best litigation lawyers under forty by Benchmark and as a rising star in the field of commercial litigation, Chris is regularly invited as a speaker by various organizations.


Client Work

  • Blockades on Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s Railways Across Canada, Ongoing since July 2021
  • WELL Health Expands into Québec with the acquisition of ExcelleMD,
  • RAMQ Administrative investigation of Pharmaprix owner-pharmacists,
  • Constitutional challenge in the Superior Court of Québec attacking controversial amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations and the validity of the existing PMPRB regime under the Patent Act, Ongoing since August 2019
  • A victory for freedom of the press at the Chamberland Commission,
  • Thermolec Ltée sued Stelpro Inc. and Stelpro Design Inc. for patent infringement, Ongoing since July 2017
  • Interlocutory injunction against and,
  • Eldorado Gold closes 100% share ownership of Integra Gold,
  • Administrative Investigation Of Owner-Pharmacists Working Under The Pharmaprix Banner,

Career & Education


  • LLM, Common Law nord-américaine Université de Montréal
  • LLB Université de Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal (YBAM)
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Quebec Bar
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Speaker New York State Bar Association - International Section location location Tokyo


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