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Frédéric P. Gilbert, Partner

Frédéric P. Gilbert

Partner Fasken
Our Focus is on our clients’ needs and understanding their business and environment. Litigation is only one element of the Tool box, not always necessarily the unavoidable consequence. However, if it comes to Dispute Resolution, we are committed to passionate and dedicated advocacy, with a view to reaching optimal results.
Jurisdiction Québec, 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.


Client Work

Career & Education


  • 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)


Fasken Institute



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

Speaking Engagements

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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