lalanne-eric

Eric Lalanne

Partner
Legal assistant Line Cloutier 514.878.8647lcloutier@dgchait.com

Managing a company is rarely smooth sailing. Eric Lalanne steers executives and shareholders through the choppiest waters.

Eric practises corporate and commercial litigation and successfully managed our firm for nearly a decade. He has extensive experience in the business world and provides pragmatic solutions to the challenges faced by companies of all sizes.

He defends shareholders’ interests in oppression cases and pleads in insolvency and restructuring cases relating to the rights and recourses of trustees and creditors. He often appears before Canada’s courts and tribunals, and has been involved in cases that shaped Quebec law, including Peoples Department Stores Inc., a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on the scope of the duties and obligations incumbent on a corporation’s officers and directors.

Eric was chairman of the board of directors from May 2012 to March 2020 and remains an active board member. He has greatly contributed to the firm’s growth and prominence in Quebec. With a consistent focus on modernization, he ushered in significant changes, including technological reform, a paperless office and a move to new premises.

Managing a company is rarely smooth sailing. Eric Lalanne steers executives and shareholders through the choppiest waters.

Eric practises corporate and commercial litigation and successfully managed our firm for nearly a decade. He has extensive experience in the business world and provides pragmatic solutions to the challenges faced by companies of all sizes.

He defends shareholders’ interests in oppression cases and pleads in insolvency and restructuring cases relating to the rights and recourses of trustees and creditors. He often appears before Canada’s courts and tribunals, and has been involved in cases that shaped Quebec law, including Peoples Department Stores Inc., a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on the scope of the duties and obligations incumbent on a corporation’s officers and directors.

Eric was chairman of the board of directors from May 2012 to March 2020 and remains an active board member. He has greatly contributed to the firm’s growth and prominence in Quebec. With a consistent focus on modernization, he ushered in significant changes, including technological reform, a paperless office and a move to new premises.

Best Lawyers in Canada®
Corporate and Commercial Litigation – Since 2015

  • The forced sale of shares
    De Grandpré Chait Litigation Conference, 2013
  • Insolvency: Three traps to avoid
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2010
  • Responsabilité des administrateurs de l’entreprise en difficulté
    Economic and Financial Summit, Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (OCAQ) and De Grandpré Chait, 2009
  • The Duties of Directors Towards Corporations in Light of the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in Peoples Department Stores Inc. (Trustee of) v. Wise
    The Canadian Institute, 2005
  • Duties of Directors pursuant to section 122 CBCA. A case study of Peoples Department Stores Inc. (Trustee of) v. Wise
    National Civil Litigation CLE Conference, Canadian Bar Association, 2005
  • Quels sont les droits des créanciers à l’encontre des administrateurs de compagnies insolvables
    Insight conference on Insolvency and Commercial Restructuring, 2005
  • Financement d’entreprises en détresse : les leçons du cas Industries Davie
    Insight Fourth Annual Conference on Sureties, 2004
  • Directors’ Liability in a Bankruptcy: Analysis of the Developments Since the Decision in Peoples and Wise
    Canadian Institute’s Fourth Advanced Conference on Bankruptcy and Insolvency, 2004
  • La responsabilité des administrateurs dans un contexte de faillite : les enjeux de l’affaire de la faillite de Peoples, Department Stores Inc.
    The Canadian Institute’s Third Conference on Bankruptcy and Insolvability, 2003

LL.B. 
Université de Montréal, 
1986

Member, Barreau du Québec

Board of Governor member 2015, Le Cercle Entreprendre du Québec