Gerry Apostolatos is a litigation and dispute resolution partner at the Montréal office of Langlois lawyers. He is also recognized for his expertise in governance, ethics and strategy. He is the immediate past co-Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors. Ranked as a leading lawyer, he regularly appears before a range of tribunals, arbitral bodies, and courts in complex high-stakes disputes, in a variety of practice areas and industries.
Amongst other matters, Gerry acted as co-counsel for an intervening shareholder in the BCE matter (often qualified as the most important piece of commercial litigation in Canadian history from a financial perspective) and as counsel in Aéroports de Montréal in the landmark judgment of the same court on the nature, scope, and extent of the seizure and detention rights of Canadian airport authorities in an insolvency context. Gerry is also a leading specialist in the area of insolvency and financial restructuring and advises a multitude of stakeholders in this field. He has served the profession as National and Quebec Chair of the Insolvency Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association (“CBA”). He has acted as Chair of the Liaison Committee of The Bar of Montréal with the Commercial Division of the Superior Court (the equivalent of the Commercial Court Users’ Committee in other Canadian provinces).
Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to the promotion of the rule of law, law reform, the continued improvement of the judicial system, and the public interest, as illustrated in part by his prior membership on the Disciplinary Board of the Quebec Bar and his long-standing and sustained involvement with the CBA, culminating in his presidency of the Quebec Branch. He is a sought-after speaker and commentator in legal and business circles. Gerry believes in volunteerism as well as civic responsibility. His wide range of contributions include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the benefit of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, contributing to foundations, pro bono legal work and volunteering as a community soccer coach. He is very much the go-to lawyer when parties or their counsel are seeking assistance in Quebec, Canada.
Last updated: Feb 2019