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Frédéric Pérodeau - Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. Montréal, QC, CA

Frédéric Pérodeau

Director of Litigation | Autorité des marchés financiers

Montréal, QC, CANADA

Community-minded lawyer responsible for ensuring both effective and consumer-responsive regulations of Quebec's financial markets





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Frédéric Pérodeau is Senior Director, Inspections and Investigations with l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the body mandated by the government of Québec to regulate the province's financial markets and provide assistance to consumers of financial products and services. He has previously been Director of its Litigation Department in Montréal.

Prior to working in-house, he was a partner with McCarthy Tétrault where his practice focused on civil and commercial litigation and professional liability. In this context, he has participated in several public hearings and has successfully pleaded before various legal and administrative courts. He has also worked as in-house counsel for one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world.

Mr. Pérodeau was called to the Quebec Bar in 1998. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Université de Montréal in 1997, where he was awarded the Faculty Medal. He also completed his bachelor's degree in Economics at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1993 and the Canadian Securities Course of the Canadian Securities Institute.

Mr. Pérodeau has been a frequent guest speaker for several organizations, including the Continuing Legal Education division of the Quebec Bar and has authored numerous legal publications.

He sits on the Quebec Bar Committee for access to the profession and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Lighthouse, Children and Families, a non-profit organization which contributes to the wellbeing of children whose lives are threatened by illnesses that require complex treatment by offering respite and support to their families.

Industry Expertise (4)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Financial Services

Government Administration

Legal Services

Areas of Expertise (4)

Arbitration and Litigation

Regulations Governing Financial Markets

Financial Services Regulations

Regulatory Enforcement

Accomplishments (2)

Executive Committee Member – Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (professional)

The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) provides a national forum and voice for in-house counsel to advance the development of their professional skills and careers as in-house counsel. An integral group within the Canadian Bar Association, the CCCA is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the interests of Canadian corporate counsel and provides uniquely Canadian perspectives, resources, tools, professional development, conferences and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Board Member – The Lighthouse, Children and Families (personal)

Founded in 1999, the Lighthouse, Children and Families contributes to the wellbeing of children whose lives are threatened by illnesses that require complex treatment, in order to support and guide their families. To carry out its mission, the Lighthouse operates Maison André-Gratton, Québec’s only pediatric hospice, which offers both respite stays and palliative care. It also offers in-home respite care and a family support program. All services are free of charge.

Education (2)

Université du Québec: B.Sc., Economics 1993

Université de Montréal: LL.B. 1997

Récipiendaire de la Médaille de la Faculté

Affiliations (1)

  • CCCA

Event Appearances (6)

Arbitration, Mediation or Litigation: How to Make the Right Choice

CCCA 2012 National Spring Conference  Montréal, Quebec


Enforcement Trends and Regulatory Updates

SECURITIES LITIGATION: Investigation, Enforcement, Litigation, and Dispute Resolution  Toronto, Ontario


Trends and Developments in Securities Enforcement Activities in Canada and the U.S.

The Canadian Institute’s 11th Annual Advanced Forum on Securities Litigation and Enforcement  Toronto, Ontario


Grandeurs et misères d’un contre-interrogatoire

Devenez un plaideur redoutable  Montréal


Les exceptions à la prohibition de la preuve par ouï-dire: le cas particulier du déclarant dont il est impossible d’obtenir la comparution ou déraisonnable de l’exiger

Les meilleurs pratiques en matière de gestion de la preuve civile et des objections  Montréal, Québec


La prévention de l’utilisation abusive des tribunaux

Développements récents et tendances en preuve et procédure civile  Montréal, Québec


Sample Talks (1)

Arbitration, Mediation or Litigation: How to Make the Right Choice

An important decision often facing in-house counsel is choosing between arbitration, mediation and litigation for resolution of business disputes. Conventional wisdom holds that arbitration leads to a faster, cheaper and possibly better result than traditional litigation through the courts. Do these claims bear out in practice? What are the reasons for choosing one method over the others? Frédéric will provide an update on arbitration, mediation and litigation pros and cons for in-house counsel.


  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


*Will consider certain engagements for no fee