New arrival.

Sodavex is proud to welcome Yves Dulude to its team of excellence. He will enhance and deepen the expertise offered to our clients.

We invite you to learn more about his experience and mandates.


Newly promoted

Sodavex is proud to announce that Solène Pons-Gibou was sworn in yesterday after completing her articling with the Quebec Bar. She is now starting her career as a lawyer in our environmental law team. She will draw on her experience as a lawyer in France, as well as her rich academic background; Solène holds a master’s degree in business law with a focus on resources, energy and environmental law.

Congratulations Solène, and welcome to the team!


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“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”

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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.” 


The firm, as well as Christine Duchaine and Odette Nadon personally, have received the Best Lawyers designation in the Environmental category for 2020 to 2022. 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.


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NewsPublished on April 1, 2022

New arrival

Sodavex is very pleased to welcome Yves Dulude to the firm's team of excellence! The similarity and complementarity of his expertise combined with that of the firm's founder, a long-time accomplice, will enhance and deepen the expertise offered to our clients.