Christian Trépanier is specializes in civil and commercial litigation, as well as in penal law.
His practice includes, on a regular basis, litigation before all levels of courts as well as before arbitrators and mediators. Recently, he won two cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, one concerning the civil liability of the Attorney General for malicious prosecution and the other the validity of moveable hypothecs with delivery affecting amounts accumulated in registered retirement savings plans. Furthermore, jointly with other members of the firm, he has acted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society in a litigation concerning the constitutionality of the Tobacco Act.
He represented one of the largest manufacturers of video lottery terminals in a class action questioning the notion that these devices lead to addiction and promote pathological gambling. He also represented an air carrier in a class action filed by passengers that questioned the principles of fundamental freedom. Finally, he also worked on various cases involving the country-wide settlement of a class action respecting native residential schools.
He is frequently called upon to litigate on behalf of professionals, product manufacturers, financial institutions, insurers and various private sector companies from different industries such as forestry, sale and distribution of liquor, construction, etc.