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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) Creole, Spanish, French, English
Office(s) Montreal

Frédéric Gilbert is an excellent litigator 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.



  • BA University of Montréal
  • LLB University of 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

  • 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 location location QC Palais des congrès de Montréal
Court of Appeal Judgments in Dunkin’ Donuts location location Longueuil
Le droit de la franchise au Québec, a lawbook being reviewed by the “Club de lecture Affaires”


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