Vikki Andrighetti

Lawyer, Partner, Accredited Mediator

Expertise

Insurance Law

Language

English, French

Office

Montréal

 

Vikki Andrighetti is a partner in our Insurance Law Group. Her practice focuses on insurance coverage, civil litigation and dispute resolution. She regularly advises and represents parties in respect of insurance claims and coverage issues including in relation to D&O, property, cyber, and CGL policies, and builder’s risk, wrap-up and professional liability coverages.

Vikki has acted as counsel in matters involving professional, civil, and contractual liability, class actions, construction law, confidentiality measures, and the enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards. She has also acted as a mediator and arbitrator in civil and commercial disputes.


Honours

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law, Insurance Law and Professional Malpractice Law
  • Benchmark Litigation: Litigation Star for Insurance, Commercial Litigation and Class Actions


Associations

  • Quebec Bar: member of the Complaint Revision Committee;
  • Lecturer on Arbitration (2018-2023) and on Civil Liability (2018) at the École du Barreau du Québec (Quebec Bar School)
  • Canadian Bar Association: Vice-President of the Research and Knowledge Management executive, Quebec Branch; past member of the Supreme Court of Canada Liaison Subcommittee
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR): member of the Panel of Arbitrators and of the Canadian Advisory Committee
  • Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ): member of the Expert-Intervener Selection Committee
  • ICC Canada Arbitration Committee member
  • Bar of Montreal: member of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Subcommittee (2018-2022)
  • Member of the American Bar Association


Bulletins

How Many Insurers Does It Take To Defend an Insured?

7 September 2023

A recent decision of the Superior Court of Quebec (Perron v. Famille Marie-Jeunesse, 2023 QCCS 1719) provides some insight into when an insured may compel a liability insurer to take up its defence when the insured is already being defended by another insurer. It also provides an example of circumstances where the principle that a […]

Property Damage Insurance “Loss to Parts” Coverage: When is the Complete Replacement of Property Composed of Parts Covered?

28 January 2022

On December 17, 2021, the Court of Appeal of Quebec released a decision relating to the scope of coverage of damage to equipment comprised of several parts under a commercial property insurance policy in Intact compagnie d’assurance c. 9004-9693 Québec inc., 2021 QCCA 1901. The appeal gave the Court another opportunity to deal with the […]


Publications and Conferences

  • Author, “L’intelligence artificielle : une nouvelle frontière en matière de responsabilité professionnelle des avocats » (Artificial intelligence : A New Frontier of Professional Liability for Lawyers) in Barreau du Québec. Service de la qualité de la profession. Développements récents en droit des assurances et responsabilité professionnelle (2023), vol. 545, Montréal, Éditions Yvon Blais, 201-244
  • Speaker « L’intelligence artificielle: une nouvelle frontière en matière de responsabilité professionnelle des avocats » (Artificial intelligence : A New Frontier of Professional Liability for Lawyers) Développements récents en droit des assurance, Quebec Bar continuing education activity, December 1, 2023
  • Panelist “Managing International Dispute Resolution Ethical Concerns in the Americas”, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Americas Conference, Mexico City, September 28, 2023
  • Contributor, Polices d’assurance résidentiel annotées / Residential insurance policies, annotated, Robinson Sheppard Shapiro (Montréal, Québec: Éditions Yvon Blais, c1994 – (looseleaf)) (2023 update)
  • Contributor, Polices d’assurance commerciale annotées / Commercial insurance policies, annotated, Robinson Sheppard Shapiro (Scarborough, Ont. : Carswell, c1996- (looseleaf)) (2023 update)
  • “How Many Insurers does it Take to Defend and Insured?” RSS Newsletter (September 7, 2023)
  • “Property Damage Insurance ‘Loss to Parts’ Coverage: When Is the Complete Replacement of Property Composed of Parts Covered?”, 40 Can. J. Ins. L. (2022)
  • Panelist, “La responsabilité du professionnel: connaître les enjeux”, Webinar, February 25, 2021
  • Speaker, “Limitation of Liability Clauses in Quebec: Safe Harbour or False Hope?” for the Canadian Bar Association, February 28, 2019
  • Panelist, “L’art du contre-interrogatoire” presentation for the Advocates’ Society, April 12, 2019
  • Panelist, “L’hypothèque légale de la construction au Québec et en Ontario : comment la substituer?”, presentation to the annual convention of the Quebec General Contractors Association (CEGQ), February 20, 2019
  • Speaker, “Le déroulement de l’arbitrage : quelques principes fondamentaux”, Les Éditions Yvon Blais, 2009
  • Speaker, “Recueillir de la preuve à l’étranger — Lettres rogatoires reçues au Québec et commissions rogatoires à l’étranger”, Canadian Bar Association, 2007
  • Speaker, “Les ordonnances de confidentialité de type consultation réservée aux avocats”, Canadian Bar Association, 2007


Community Involvement

Director of CPE L’Enfranfreluche (2012–2014)



Education

Bachelor of Civil Law and Common Law, with distinction (B.C.L./LL.B.)

McGill University

1998


Professional orders

Accredited Mediator, Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ)


Call to Bar

Quebec

1999

Ontario

2009