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DS Lawyers welcomes four labour and employment partners

16 August 2022 - Canada 3 min read

Montréal, 16 August 2022 – DS Lawyers welcomes four experienced lawyers from a prominent Montréal law firm’s Labour and Employment law group in line with its strategic growth plan. Geneviève Beaudin, Nicola Di lorio, Georges Samoisette-Fournier and Mélanie Sauriol, as well as two legal assistants, will be joining DS Avocats on August 16, 2022.

This team has mastered all aspects of individual and collective rights practice for companies subject to the Canada Labour Code or Quebec Labour Code, including collective agreement negotiations, grievance arbitration, labour disputes, individual rights, privacy, administrative law and specialized tribunals.

This team’s integration is an additional step in the implementation of DS Lawyers’ vision of offering comprehensive and integrated legal services to serve its business clients.

“During our discussions, we quickly realized that we had values and professional aspirations in common with our DS Lawyers colleagues,” said Nicola Di lorio, Senior Partner, Labour and Employment Group. “Our decision to join DS Lawyers was greatly influenced by the firm’s flexible, human-oriented culture and our complementary experience and expertise and shared desire to offer customized services to clients in Quebec, across Canada and around the world.”

“We’re delighted to welcome this renowned and respected team of lawyers whose sought-after expertise in an important area of law is sure to be an asset for our clients. Geneviève, Nicola, Georges and Mélanie’s arrival reinforces our position as the new legal services leader for Quebec and Canada’s business community,” said Richard Laramée, Chairman of the Board of DS Lawyers Canada LLP. “This announcement is a concrete expression of DS Lawyers’ strategic direction to continue to grow by taking advantage of a more complex, more sophisticated and faster-paced business environment.”

About DS Lawyers

DS Lawyers is a full-service law firm offering a broad range of business and legal solutions to our local, Canadian and international clientele. We offer a personalized approach and integrated services in the areas of business, tax, litigation, commercial real estate and employment law across our 24 locations, including Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Since the interests of its clients are at the centre of its initiatives, DS Lawyers ensures that it offers concrete solutions adapted to the most complex problems and realities of its clients. Through its collaborative structure, DS Lawyers also supports businesses seeking to cross borders or requiring legal support for their international offices.

For information

Marie-Ève M. Garant

Directrice nationale communication et marketing

DS Avocats



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