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Christian Trépanier Associé/Partner Québec

Christian Trépanier

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 1997
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Québec City


Christian Trépanier is a partner of the Commercial Litigation group in the Québec office. He specializes in class actions, civil and commercial litigation, penal law, administrative law as well as municipal law.

Christian represents varied clients, including publics organisations, municipalities, professionals, manufacturers, financial institutions, insurers and a number of private companies from industries such as forestry, alcohol sales and distribution, construction, etc.

In addition to appearing before all levels of courts, Christian also acts in arbitration and mediation matters. He successfully pleaded two cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, one on the civil liability of the Attorney General and a second one on the validity of certain hypothecs. He was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a designation awarded only to the best litigators who have also demonstrated very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality.

Christian is always ready for a challenge and has acted in complex cases involving the notions of addiction and pathological gambling, fundamental freedoms in air transportation, the constitutionality of the Tobacco Act and residential schools.


Client Work

  • CAA-Québec Auto and Home Insurance Inc., Defendant in a class action brought against several Québec home insurer,
  • Intact Insurance, Bélair Direct And Industrial Alliance In A Class Action Instituted Against Car Insurers Across Quebec, Ongoing since December 2020
  • A Canadian bank in a liability claim of CAD$5.9 million,
  • Students from Quebec universities file a request for authorization to institute a class action, claiming "a restitution of their benefits" by their institution of a portion of their tuition fees for the session interrupted by COVID-19, Ongoing since January 2020
  • Industrial Alliance, Defendant in a class action brought against several Quebec automobile insurers,
  • RAMQ Administrative investigation of Pharmaprix owner-pharmacists ,
  • Ville de L’Ancienne-Lorette v. Ville de Québec et Ville de Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures,
  • Strateco takes legal action against Quebec,
  • Jean Brochu v. Loto-Québec et al.,

Career & Education


  • LLB Université Laval

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Barreau du Québec
  • Member, Bar of Québec
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Professional civil liability (free and informed consent) Lecturer, Symposium on dental implants (Canadian Society of Oral Implantology)


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