At Monette Barakett since


Admission to the bar


Academic training

LL.L., Université de Montréal, 1998

Sectors of practice

A litigator, negotiator, author and speaker, François-Nicolas is appreciated both for his interpersonal and communication skills as well as his knowledge  labour relations. He has been nominated in recent editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in Labour and Employment Law. He is co-author of the reference book Les droits de la personne et les relations du travail published by Éditions Yvon Blais.

François-Nicolas joined Monette Barakett as a student in 1998. He has been a partner at the firm since 2008. As the artist of the office, his interest in design and contemporary art greatly contributes to the aesthetics of our new premises at Place Ville-Marie.

Since the beginning of his career, François-Nicolas has had a real passion for labour law. A perfectly bilingual litigator, he acts as an employer attorney and represents some of Quebec’s largest employers, especially in grievance arbitration, before the Administrative Labour Tribunal and higher courts. He is particularly interested in the reorganization of work in the health network and social services (Bill 30), as well as human rights in labour relations. He has negotiated numerous collective agreements in both the public and private sectors.

François-Nicolas sits on the Québec bar association’s liaison committee with Québec’s human rights tribunal. He served for many years on the executive committee for the Canadian Bar Association’slabour lawsection (Québec division). His interest in contemporary art has also led him to serve on the board of the prestigious Guido Molinari Foundation.

François-Nicolas was included in the 2021 to 2024 edition of The Best LawyersTM in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law.