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Simon Paransky is a skilled litigator building a broad civil and commercial litigation practice focused on product liability, class actions, and commercial disputes. He acts for a broad range of clients spanning the insurance, automotive, and construction and infrastructure industries, among others.

Simon has appeared before all levels of Québec courts, including the court of Québec, Superior Court, and Court of Appeal, and was also involved on matters before the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, he has represented clients before administrative tribunals, including the Tribunal Administratif du Travail (Québec Labour Board), the Administrative Tribunal of Québec, and the Québec Commission for Access to Information.

Simon was involved in the successful defence of competition law class actions. He has also defended numerous product liability matters, obtaining full dismissals or favourable settlements for his clients. Aside from dispute resolution, Simon has advised clients on regulatory matters involving the distribution of insurance products in Quebec, judicial review of administrative measures, as well as compliance with French language laws.

In recognition for his work, Simon was named “Stand-out Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters in 2024. This recognition was granted following independent nominations by in-house counsels that had worked with Simon.

Simon has guest lectured at McGill and Concordia on the topics of class actions, dispute resolution, and negotiation.

Representative Matters

Product liability

  • Coordinated files of varying volume involving product liability claims
  • Conducted investigation into product liability allegations involving construction, plumbing, and fire protection systems
  • Resolved and settled numerous product liability disputes


  • Resolved defamation disputes involving online publications;
  • Negotiated and drafted settlement agreements to arrive at non-litigious resolutions of defamation claims

Teaching Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer, MARK/IBUS 492: Cross-Cultural Communications and Management, 2023 and 2024
  • Lectured a course on Class Actions, McGill University, 2019

Media Mentions

Rankings & Recognition

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2024
  • Finalist, English Oratory Competition 2020, Young Bar of Montreal
  • The Honourable Madam Justice Carol Cohen Prize in Ethical Advocacy (McGill University, 2017)

Directorships & Affiliations

  • The Province of Québec Bar (Barreau du Québec)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Camp Kinneret-Biluim, a summer camp based in Mont-Tremblant

Education & Admissions

Called to the Québec bar
BCL / JD (Common and Civil Law)McGill University


  • “Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation: Canada Chapter.” Coauthored with Brett Harrison, Sidney Elbaz and Guneev Bhinder, Wolters Kluver (July 2023)
  • Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation: Canada Chapter.” Coauthored with Brett Harrison, Sidney Elbaz and Guneev Bhinder, Wolters Kluver (June 2022)

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Québec Bill 29 – A Potential Right to Repair and Planned Obsolescence Ban that Would Affect Appliances and Electronics

Québec looks to adopt a right to repair and planned obsolescence Bill with particular impacts on electronics and appliances.

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Jun 20, 2023
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Québec Bill 29, An Automotive Perspective – A Potential Right to Repair, Planned Obsolescence Ban and Lemon Law

Quebec looks to adopt a right to repair and planned obsolescence Bill with particular impacts in the automotive sapce

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Jun 13, 2023
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Litigating During COVID-19: Still Possible

A summary of the key ways to advance or continue litigation during the pandemic.

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May 20, 2020
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Stop the Clocks! What Does the Suspension of Civil Delays in Québec Mean for You?

On March 13, the Province of Québec declared a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic pursuant to article 118 of Québec’s Public Health Act.

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Apr 21, 2020
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What Are “Moral Damages” Worth? Quebec Court of Appeal Limits when Consumers’ Frustration Constitutes a Recoverable Harm

The Quebec Court of Appeal's decision in Meubles Léon v. Options Consommateurs sheds light on when a "moral damage" is recoverable.

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Mar 2, 2020