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Melanie Ouanounou


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.849.6919
Fax:   416.979.1234

Melanie Ouanounou is a partner in the Litigation Group at Goodmans LLP.  Melanie has a diversified litigation practice, specializing in general commercial litigation, class action defence litigation, electricity law and estate litigation. Melanie’s commercial and class action defence litigation practices encompass a wide variety of business disputes with a focus on securities litigation, contract disputes, product liability and plans of arrangement. Melanie acts for clients involved in disputes across many different sectors, including clients in the health care, mining, oil and gas, energy, real estate, technology and entertainment industries. She has also acted in a number of poison pill hearings before securities commissions and courts.

Melanie has trial and appellate experience and has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario as well as the Supreme Court of Canada, including in AIC Limited et al v. Fischer, a Supreme Court of Canada case concerning the test for certification of class proceedings which was named by Lexpert as one of the Top Ten Business Decisions of 2014. She has also been involved in proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission and has appeared before the courts of several other provinces, including in Mulacek v. InterOil, a Yukon Court of Appeal decision concerning the use of fairness opinions in plans of arrangements which was also named by Lexpert as one of the Top Ten Business Decisions of 2017.

Melanie joined Goodmans LLP as a summer student in 2006, returned for her articles in 2007-2008 and became an associate in 2008.

Education University of Toronto (Juris Doctor, 2007)
McGill University (B.A. (Hons.), (First Class), Political Science, 2004)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Advocates' Society

Year of Call

2008 Ontario