With increasing national litigation, our new Montréal office will provide client benefit by covering Québec and the rest of Canada seamlessly, says Les Viner in The Globe and Mail

Class Action Behind Torys Drive to Montréal

February 14, 2013

The growing number of class-action lawsuits against corporations filed in Québec and elsewhere across the country is behind Torys LLP’s latest surprising move: the hiring of respected litigator Sylvie Rodrigue, and the opening of a small, litigation-focused office in Montréal.

"We realized that we were doing a lot of national litigation, and that we could provide a client benefit by covering Québec and the rest of Canada seamlessly," said Les Viner, Torys managing partner.

The plan is to expand the Montréal office with a small number of lawyers, focused on litigation and largely class-action defence cases. It’s the second such expansion for Torys in recent years, after the launch of a Calgary operation, focused on the energy industry, which added to its Toronto and New York offices.

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