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Karl  Delwaide

Karl Delwaide

Partner Fasken
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Jurisdiction Quebec, 1979
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal

Karl Delwaide has a reputation as a seasoned lawyer in the areas of public law and privacy and information protection law. He is one of the founders of the firm’s national Privacy and Information Protection group. Karl advises private companies and public bodies in these areas and represents them before the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec and other courts or tribunals, including the Federal Court.


Karl has vast experience and has won many complex cases. As such, he is recognized as one of the few Quebec litigators with solid knowledge of every court and tribunal in matters of privacy and information protection. This is why he was asked to co-author the reference work on this subject.


He has comprehensive knowledge of cybersecurity, access to information and the protection of personal information.  Passionate about this field, he founded the firm’s national Privacy and Information Protection group.


Karl devotes a large part of his practice to administrative, regulatory and disciplinary law, and appears in applications for judicial review and injunctive matters.


One of Karl’s biggest assets is his unique knowledge of the machinery of government and the regulatory system governing the marketing of agricultural products and the protection of agricultural land.  He represents clients such as buyers/processors of agricultural products and pipeline or mining companies in agricultural zoning matters.


Karl also advises film and television producers and broadcasters in cases of libel and defamation or that may affect the reputation or “privacy” of individuals or corporations.



  • Master of Comparative Law University of San Diego
  • LLB Laval University

Community involvement

  • Elected to Fasken Martineau's Remuneration Committee

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Quebec representative to the Canadian Bar Association subsection on National Privacy and Access Law
Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information location location Quebec National Assembly of Québec
Cybersecurity, unauthorized access to a business’s sensitive data and confidentiality breaches : How to prevent and remedy location location Montreal


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