The Sodavex team strengthens and expands
We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our legal team. We are pleased to welcome Thomas Brossard as a lawyer, his expertise will strengthen our ability to meet your needs. In addition, Sodavex is particularly proud to note that Johanna Barrière, who started as an intern with our firm, is now a member of the Quebec bar and will continue to work with us as a lawyer. Discover their profiles :
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A renowned firm. Distinguished team members.
Our firm and its team members are regularly rewarded with peer-recognition and industry survey awards and recognitions
An ace team at the helm of the firm!
By welcoming Nicola Corbo and Andréa Laframboise as shareholders of the firm, along with Christine Duchaine and Yves Dulude, we are aiming for the future of Sodavex, while respecting our values of excellence, inclusion and collegiality. We invite you to learn more by visiting their profiles.
Christine Duchaine is a member of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation. Visit their new website to learn more about the association.
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Environment & Energy
Expropriation & Real Estate
Municipal & Regulatory
“To excel in environmental law is to understand the dynamics between natural environments and the needs of every being thriving in them, to master every little detail of environmental laws and regulations and to have a profound desire to lead and allow for the realization of eco-responsible activities”
Christine Duchaine -Lawyer and founder
A reference in the legal field for over 10 years
Founded in 2009 by Christine Duchaine, a pionneer in environmental law with over 30 years experience, our firm relies on an important team of devoted and passionate lawyers all working in collegiality. We remain constantly on the watch for new changes to regulations and science and offer practical, innovative and efficient solutions to the challenges put before us. With our large network of partners, we cover the entire specter of legal services and spare no efforts when it comes to helping our clients reach their goals.
Our seasoned team of lawyers excel in our fields of law and are recognized by our peers. Whether it be through our court decisions, our publications, our conferences, our media appearances or our social involvements, our team does not simply practice law, it helps it evolve.
Christine Duchaine has been named “Lexpert Ranked” for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. Lexpert rankings are based on a rigorous peer review process.
“Peers regard Montréal-based Christine Duchaine as a force to be reckoned with in environmental litigation. She is experienced handling appellate work and regularly acts on behalf of energy and natural resources companies.”
Christine Duchaine has received the Best Lawyers designation in the Environmental and Expropriation law categories from 2020 to 2024. This designation is awarded after a scrupulous peer-review process.
Sodavex’s position among the elite was recognized in 2010 when it was named one of Canada’s Top Five Environmental Law Shops by the renowned Canadian Lawyer magazine. This appointment was reiterated in 2013.
The CREW Award recognizes the excellence of women in commercial real estate who have distinguished themselves by their leadership, achievements and commitment. It was during the Excellence Gala held by CREW that Me Duchaine, well surrounded by her family, friends and colleagues from Sodavex, accepted with great emotion this prestigious award.
Christine Duchaine has been awarded the prestigious “Distinguished BV” rating of Martindale-Hubbel for more than 15 consecutive years, which means that her peers consider that she deserves a “Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & amp; Ethical Standards “.
The Premières en Affaires magazine was honored to include Christine among the eight “must-know” of its December 2013-January 2014 edition, devoted to business services. This issue showcases the carreers of eight women in this field.
With you every step of the way.
- Municipal Court
- Federal Court
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- Class-action suit
- Judicial review
- Expropriation (including the contest of)
- Challenge of ordinance
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- Class-action suits
- Latent defects
- Neighbourhood disturbances
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Transaction and contract
- Opinions on environmental compliance
- Due dilligence
- Transfers of environmental permits
- Offers and sales
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- Authorizations (MELCC, BAPE, decree, municipal permits)
- Inspections and enquiries
- Non-compliance notices
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Access to information
- Protection of personal data
- Representation before the CAI
- Data acquisition
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- Impacts of legislative changes
- Project planning
- Operation standards
- Inspections, enquiries and non-compliance notices
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Monitoring and compliance
- Legislative watch
- Compliance audits
- Communications on recent developments
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- On-site training seminars
- Training luncheons
- Associations and common-interest groups
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The AQVE Annual Conference is an essential platform for discussion on multidisciplinarity in the environment, a skill that we consider essential. Christine Duchaine will represent Sodavex for the opening remarks and during the plenary session.
The CDR (Construction and Demolition Waste) industry is constantly evolving, constantly seeking to innovate in environmental management and sustainability. It is in this spirit that the 3RMCDQ annual congress was held at the Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville.
Christine Duchaine recognized again by Best Lawyers® for her excellence in environmental law and expropriation
We are proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, our colleague Christine Duchaine was recently nominated by her peers for the 2024 edition of “The Best Lawyers” ® in the categories of Environmental Law and Expropriation.By Christine Duchaine