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Laure Bonnave

Senior Counsel

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Laure Bonnave

Laure Bonnave

Senior Counsel

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Laure Bonnave

Laure Bonnave

Senior Counsel

Laure Bonnave practises in cybersecurity, data privacy and insurance litigation, including technology, professional liability, directors and officers, and defamation claims. Laure often acts as “breach counsel” in the event of a cybersecurity incident, and regularly advises domestic and international clients.

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Laure Bonnave practises in cybersecurity, data privacy and insurance litigation, including technology, professional liability, directors and officers, and defamation claims. Laure often acts as “breach counsel” in the event of a cybersecurity incident, and regularly advises domestic and international clients.

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Laure has a litigation practice in all areas of insurance, including professional liability, directors and officers liability and construction law, as well as an extensive experience in defamation matters. She has pled before Quebec lower courts and the Court of Appeal.

Laure also acts as privacy counsel (“breach coach”) in the event of cybersecurity incidents, such as data or privacy breaches. In her practice, Laure has advised clients on multiple cyber incidents in recent times, including high profile and complex incidents, both locally and globally.

In her role, Laure regularly advises clients on cyber incidents and crisis response, data protection and privacy issues, including:

  • overall incident response management and vendor coordination;
  • ransomware response and recovery (sanctions, extortion response, compliance risk and threat intelligence);
  • data breach assessment and notification (coordination of global and multi-party data breaches across 100+ jurisdictions);
  • payment misdirection fraud, funds tracing and funds recovery;
  • communications strategy and stakeholder management;
  • regulatory response (dealing with the OPC, OIPA, CAI and other regulators across 50+ jurisdictions);
  • third party claims disputes;
  • class action risk relating to privacy breaches.
     

Admissions

  • Quebec Bar, 2012


Education

  • Quebec Bar School, 2012
  • Master of Laws (LLM), Faculty of Law, McGill University, Quebec, Canada, 2009
  • Master in Business Law, Faculty of Law, Panthéon-Assas University, France, 2008
  • Bachelor and Master in Business Law, Faculty of Law, Jean Moulin University, France, 2007
     

Professional Associations

  • Quebec Bar
  • Young Bar of Montreal
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • French Chamber of Commerce in Canada
  • Young Philanthropists’ Circle of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


Presentations

  • “Understanding and Responding to Cyber Threats – The Legal Aspects webcast for professional engineers and design consultants,” presented by Nathalie David and Laure Bonnave, October 18, 2022
  • Client presentation: “Cybersecurity and Incident Response,” presented by Nathalie David, Laure Bonnave and Yasmine Bentourkia, September 2022
  • “Common Pitfalls: How to be prepared to disclose a data breach,” presented by Laure Bonnave, February 15, 2022
  • “Que se passerait-il si votre fournisseur de services gérés en TI était victime d’un incident de cybersécurité?” presented by Laure Bonnave, Othmann Layati, Jean-Simon Gervais and Matthieu Chouinard, October 2020
  • Client presentation: “Cyber Insurance & Data Privacy – The Current Landscape,” presented by Nathalie David and Laure Bonnave, October 26, 2018
  • Breakfast seminar: “Innovation dans le domaine de l’assurance,” presented by Nathalie David, Carolena Gordon, Jo-Anne Demers, Laure Bonnave, Prachi Shah, Arnaud Sauvé-Dagenais, April 26, 2018
Sectors

Sectors

  • Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

  • Fine Art, Specie & Jewellers' Block

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Political Risk & Trade Credit

  • Reinsurance

Services

Services

  • Insurance

  • International Arbitration

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