James A. Woods, senior partner of the firm, practices in litigation and arbitration, pleads at all levels of federal and provincial courts in Ontario and Québec including the Supreme Court of Canada. Once again named in Lexpert® 2017 as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada – Montréal, Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Recognized by The Best Lawyers since 2006 for his expertise in the fields of bet-the-company litigation, class action litigation, corporate & commercial litigation, directors' & officers' liability, legal malpractice law, and securities law, and named Lawyer of the Year in 2017 for alternate dispute resolution. Is member of the Faculty of Law and lecturer in civil litigation at McGill University. Author of numerous articles and papers. Fellow of the ACTL, LCA, FDCC and CIA (London). Member of the panel of arbitrators of the AAA, of the CBA, QBA, LSUC, LSBC, LSA, LSEW, ABA, IBA, LCIA, AAJ, CCAC, and Diversity Law and Trial Law Institutes. Called to the Bars of Québec, 1976, Ontario, 1979, Alberta and BC, 2006, England & Wales, 2007, Barreau Paris, 2013, and discerned Advocatus Emeritus by Québec Bar, 2013. Has acted as attorney or arbitrator either as President or Member of Arbitration Tribunal in commercial and international arbitrations, either ad hoc or ICC.
Year Called to the Bar:
1976 (QC); 1979 (ON); 2006 (AB ); 2007 (England & Wales); 2006 (BC); 2013 (Paris)
Most frequently recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial