WOODS LLP is the foremost litigation, arbitration and insolvency firm in Canada, recognised nationally and internationally for its expertise and success. Its team of attorneys — multilingual, trained in civil law and common law, dedicated to successful advocacy and understanding clients' interests — is known for its winning strategies and concrete results in high stakes disputes. The firm is proud of its reputation for having the talent and drive to handle the largest and most complex disputes, while remaining highly flexible, responsive and efficient.
Woods LLP acts for public and private companies, individuals and governments in corporate, commercial and administrative litigation, before all levels of courts and tribunals in Canada. It has a highly successful track record in disputes regarding corporate liability and governance, directors’ and officers’ liability, shareholders’ disputes, securities litigation, class actions, complex commercial agreements, as well as in strategic matters requiring urgent, injunctive relief. The firm also boasts an important practice in insolvency, employment law and defamation, as well as one of Canada’s only full-time international arbitration practices, representing clients and serving as arbitrators in international commercial and investment disputes.
Updated March 2021
LCM Attorneys Inc. is one of Montréal’s leading litigation boutiques, serving an impressive list of clients in a wide array of matters, including class actions, commercial litigation, shareholders’ disputes, securities law, professional liability, public law litigation, construction disputes, injunctions, arbitration and international matters.
Founded in 2014 by a group of partners from one of Canada’s premier national firms, LCM Attorneys now boasts over twenty lawyers renowned for their in-depth expertise, savvy, hands-on approach and creativity in crafting winning strategies and finding practical solutions to the most challenging legal issues.
The firm’s lawyers have earned the highest awards and are recognized by their peers for their expertise and the quality of their services. Members of LCM Attorneys’ team have been inducted as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), received the prestigious designation of Advocatus Emeritus (lawyer emeritus) by the Bar of Québec, and are consistently ranked among the best lawyers in their fields.
LCM Attorneys is proud of Benchmark Canada’s decision to recognize ten members of its team in its 2020 Edition: Bernard Amyot, Ad. E., Sébastien Caron Ad. E., Patrick Ferland, Olivier Fraticelli, David Joanisse, Marc-André Landry, David Quesnel and Dominique Ménard as Litigation Stars, as well as Julien Archambault, and Marie-Noël Rochon as Future Stars.
Adding to its bench strength, LCM Attorneys can count on the presence of the honourable Joel A. Silcoff, one of the founding members of the Commercial Chamber of the Quebec Superior Court, who during his tenure on the bench presided some of Quebec’s most important commercial disputes and rendered several widely recognized landmark decisions, as well as renowned counsel Max Bernard, Ad. E.
Last updated April 2021
Langlois is one of the largest law firms in QUÉBEC, with more than 150 professionals working in its offices in Montréal and QUÉBEC City. We offer our clients a complete range of highly regarded legal services in civil & commercial litigation, business and real estate law, insurance law, administrative law, environmental and energy law, labour & employment law, maritime & admiralty law, as well as governance and ethics.
Langlois’ litigation team comprises over 90 professionals, making it one of the largest litigation groups in QUÉBEC. The team’s strengths cover the entire litigation spectrum and include an efficient case-management approach coupled with constant attention to its clients’ broader interests. The firm’s clients benefit from a team of litigators who are fully functional in both of Canada’s official languages and trained in both civil and common law. Unfettered by a rigid national structure, our reach nonetheless extends well beyond QUÉBEC’s borders, as we have strong working relationships with partner firms all across Canada and in the United States. As a result, we can maintain a strategic and cohesive legal approach while selecting the most effective lawyers for certain specific, jurisdictional-dependent needs.
Langlois has acted in many major litigation cases that have shaped QUÉBEC’s and Canada’s legal landscape over the past 25 years through their public, political, economic, commercial or social repercussions. We have also acted successfully in a large number of class actions in a variety of industries, including air transportation, banking, telecommunications, automotive, pharmaceutical, and energy.
Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring
Corporate Governance / Directors & Officers
Energy & Natural Resources
Financial Institutions and Financial Services Law
Government and Public Affairs
Labour & Employment Law
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Real Estate Law
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Pierre Y. Lefebvre
Updated March 2021
As Canada’s law firm, BLG provides high-value advice and advocacy to address our clients’ business challenges and problems. We go beyond legal to anticipate, consult and advise in a rapidly changing digital world.
We have extensive experience acting in specialized and complex deals and disputes. Vigilant, curious and collaborative, we harness technology and innovation to offer our clients exceptional service and value.
With over 750 lawyers across Canada, we serve clients throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Offering expertise in intellectual property, disputes and corporate transactional matters, our connectivity gives our clients the next-level service required to achieve success in complex and international matters. BLG advises businesses and institutions across all of their legal needs, including M&A and capital markets, complex disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.
At BLG, we regularly challenge our thinking to find better, smarter ways to enhance our services and find new ways to practise law. We recently announced a suite of innovative services called BLG Beyond that delivers value-driven, cost-effective solutions to our clients’ most pressing business challenges. Under the category of Managed Services, BLG Beyond offers Beyond eDiscovery, Beyond Leasing, and Beyond Lending. Under the category of Advisory Services, BLG Beyond provides Beyond IP Strategy and Beyond Consulting.
Fully bilingual throughout all practice areas and sectors, BLG excels in Canada’s common and civil law systems. Our five offices operate in Canada’s largest city centres. We offer our clients an established national presence and a global reach through our international network.
The firm continues to build a legacy of ‘firsts’: it was Canada’s first founded law firm, one of the first in North America to implement client service standards, and consistently receives legal industry recognitions for innovation in client service delivery and value.
International Work: We understand the needs of our international and domestic clients and the legal challenges that can affect their opportunities and operations in Canada or abroad. Whether seeking to do business in Canada or internationally, you require a legal partner that will help identify potential risks and provide guidance through any challenges that may arise.
With centuries of combined expertise, our International Group is peerless in our diversity and experience. Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers and intellectual property specialists provides efficient and effective advice to our business, individual and governmental clients.
We represent a diverse range of clients in over 30 languages from across the globe, including China, India, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).
We serve governments and private and public companies in numerous sectors. Our long history as Canada’s law firm combined with a global network of leading law firms enables us to resolve our clients’ most complex legal challenges, regardless of location.
Diversity: Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to the firm’s success. The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of our culture. As Canada’s Law Firm, we work hard to ensure that everyone feels valued, respected and included. Our National Director of Diversity & Inclusion, in consultation with our D&I Council, proactively reviews all policies, processes and practices to eliminate barriers and support inclusion. BLG D&I initiatives include training and education, support for parental leaves, affinity groups, diversity-themed celebrations, and tracking and reporting on progress.
Our firm actively participates in and promote programs aimed at improving and celebrating diversity within the legal profession and the broader business community, including our robust Transgender Accommodation and Inclusivity Policy, BLG’s mental health strategy, unconscious bias training, and the development and continued growth of the Driven By Women™ initiative. BLG is a proud partners of Catalyst Canada, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Pride at Work Canada.
Clients & Community: Outside our walls, we contribute to communities across Canada through our pro bono program, our BLG Reads to Kids literacy program, and supporting our members’ charitable efforts through fundraising and volunteer initiatives. BLG supports nearly 200 different non-profit organizations annually, ranging from local charities and grassroots community initiatives to international charitable missions. The firm’s cross-practice and cross-country firm provides more than 20,000 pro bono hours of legal support to nearly 200 not-for-profits and vulnerable individuals.