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Frédéric P.  Gilbert

Frédéric P. Gilbert

Partner Fasken
The franchise industry has an increasingly important place in Quebec.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2000
Language(s) French, English, Spanish, Creole
Office(s) Montréal

Frédéric Gilbert is an excellent litigator and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who specializes in franchise and real estate law.

Frédéric is one of the most involved and recognized Canadian lawyers in the franchise industry. He regularly participates on different panels and authored the latest reference work on franchise law in Quebec. Frédéric successfully pleaded some of the leading franchise cases in Canada, including Dunkin’ Brands and Freightliner.

Frédéric also lectured on obligations and civil liability at the École du Barreau in Montréal. He is currently teaching a graduate course on Quebec franchise law at the Université de Montréal.

Frédéric has received many distinctions over the years in recognition for the high quality of his work in the franchise industry.

  • Named as Lawyer of the Year in Franchise Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021
  • Recognized in Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Franchise Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2021
  • Named in the area of Franchising by Chambers Canada, Chambers Canada 2016 to 2021
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  • LLB Université de Montréal
  • BA Université de Montréal

Community involvement

  • Former member of the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Former member of the board of directors of Promis, an organization dedicated to helping immigrant populations integrate into the workplace

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member of the Bar of Montréal
  • Member of the Québec Bar
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal
  • Chairman of the Board of the Jeune Chambre de commerce haïtienne de Montréal
  • Member of the Board of the Franchise & Distribution Journal
  • Governing Member of the Conseil québécois de la franchise (Quebec's Franchise Council)
Book, Co-Author L'arbitrage, les modes alternatifs de résolution de conflit et leur impact en droit immobilier Le bail commercial - Deuxième colloque, Édition Yvons Blais, Collection Blais, Vol. 23, 2015
Book Franchise law in Québec
Article When Franchisor-Franchisee Relationships End: The Difference between Termination and Non-Renewal, Part II
Good faith and the New Code of Civil Procedure 8th Symposium - Fasken Martineau location location QC, Canada Palais des congrès de Montréal
Court of Appeal Judgments in Dunkin’ Donuts Speaker, Special edition breakfast conference for officers and legal counsel of franchise networks or groups location location Longueuil
Le droit de la franchise au Québec, a lawbook being reviewed by the “Club de lecture Affaires” Panelist for the franchise entrepreneurship week organized by the Conseil québécois de la franchise


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