Forum Non Conveniens in Quebec: Assessment of a Transplant

MELANGES EN L'HONNEUR DU PROFESSEUR, ALAIN PRUJINER, pp. 345-370, S. Guillemard, Québec: Yvon Blais, 2011

27 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last revised: 26 Mar 2012

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Genevieve Saumier

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 24, 2011

Abstract

The doctrine of forum non conveniens was adopted in Quebec private international law with the new Civil Code of 1991 that came into force on 1 January 1994. After almost 20 years, how has this common law transplant adapted to its new environment? This article examines how the jurisdictional discretion was embraced and absorbed into Quebec legal and judicial practice and compares its particularities to those found in other jurisdictions.

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Keywords: jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, Quebec

Suggested Citation

Saumier, Genevieve, Forum Non Conveniens in Quebec: Assessment of a Transplant (June 24, 2011). MELANGES EN L'HONNEUR DU PROFESSEUR, ALAIN PRUJINER, pp. 345-370, S. Guillemard, Québec: Yvon Blais, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2026021

Genevieve Saumier (Contact Author)

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
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514-398-6637 (Phone)

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