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Sébastien Richemont | Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer in Montréal

Sébastien Richemont

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1997
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Sébastien Richemont is a partner within the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in Montreal. Specializing in commercial litigation, he advises and represents clients in arbitration, class actions, manufacturer’s and professional liability, contractual and construction litigations, disputes between shareholders and securities matters.

With more than 20 years of experience, Sébastien has leading-edge knowledge that allows him to understand the legal issues that clients may face while having practical know-how to support them at each step of the dispute settlement process. He prioritizes a pragmatic approach based on effectiveness, value creation and predictability.

A seasoned and passionate litigator, Sébastien has led several major assignments during his career. He is credited with obtaining several favourable judgments in various cases involving several million dollars in a variety of fields such as energy, new technologies, class actions, manufacturer’s liability, securities, construction and contractual disputes. He has represented several creditors in the cross-Canada restructuring of the non-bank asset-backed commercial paper market (ABCP) where his clients had more than one billion dollars at stake. He also obtained the cancellation of a call for tenders allowing his clients to obtain a construction contract worth $70 million.

In addition to his professional practice, Sébastien is the lead trainer and co-organizer of the professional training program sponsored by the Université du Québec à Montréal entitled “Pleading Techniques”, a 15-hour training seminar for lawyers. Prior to joining Fasken, Sébastien practised for 21 years in a boutique firm that specialized in litigation, arbitration and insolvency.


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Career & Education



Community involvement

  • President, Commercial Litigation Committee - Business Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Chair of the Board of directors, Simoniaques Théâtre
  • Member, Fondation du Barreau du Québec

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association




Article, Author Le nouveau Code de procédure civile – où en sommes-nous en litige commercial? Canadian Bar Association (as part of the Training Day on the New Code of Civil Procedure)
Article, Author La responsabilité des administrateurs et dirigeants dans le contexte de fusions et acquisitions Federated Press
Article, Co-Author Le droit fédéral de la concurrence et les appels d’offres au Québec : assurer l’intégrité du processus sans tomber dans la chasse aux sorcières Développements récents en droit de la construction, Vol. 354, Éditions Yvon Blais

Speaking Engagements

Co-speaker Revue annuelle de la jurisprudence en matière de litige commercial Annual professional training organized by the Commercial Litigation of the Business Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association
Co-speaker Les nouvelles règles en matière de procédures abusives (articles 54.1-54.6 C.p.c.) Canadian Bar Association
Composer avec les sanctions de l’abus de procédures : en avant la musique! Congrès annuel du Barreau du Québec


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