Vincent Cérat Lagana is a litigator with the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Group. He appears before all levels of the courts and also advises clients on preventing and resolving commercial disputes.
Vincent’s focus is on complex commercial litigation and corporate and business litigation. He regularly represents clients in injunction proceedings and other urgent proceedings as well as in major contract disputes. Clients also seek Vincent’s advice regarding shareholder disputes and disputes pertaining to corporate governance. He assists companies and boards of directors, as well as minority shareholders, notably with oppression proceedings.
Vincent has given a number of presentations on shareholder and corporate litigation. The Revue du Barreau du Québec has published on provisional measures in oppression cases in Québec.
In his practice, Vincent also acts for clients in high-profile securities cases and has represented both potential buyers and target in the context of unsolicited takeover bids. He was successful recently in representing a special committee of trustees before the Superior Court of Québec and the Court of Appeal of Québec in proceedings initiated by a minority unitholder in the context of a takeover bid.
Vincent is involved in major public law and constitutional law cases. He recently appeared before seven judges of the Court of Appeal of Québec in a reference case pertaining to the jurisdiction of the Court of Québec. Furthermore, he successfully acted up to the Supreme Court of Canada in a case pertaining to the right of telecommunication and radiocommunication companies to erect the structures needed for their networks.