Louis Seveno is a partner at Woods LLP in Montreal specializing in high-stakes civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. Called to the bars of Quebec, Ontario and New York, he regularly represents clients before both trial and appellate courts, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals.
Louis practices mainly in contractual disputes, corporate and shareholder litigation, insolvency, employment law, professional liability, class actions, private international law, and injunctive proceedings. He is active in cases involving Canadian and foreign corporations in various industries and in cases involving cross-border or multi-jurisdictional issues. He has also acquired substantial expertise in construction and PPP disputes and is one of Canada’s leading infrastructure lawyers in the 2020 Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure. Louis is acknowledged by his peers in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada. He was also included in Benchmark Litigation Canada’s 40 and Under Hot List for 2020.
He acts as Secretary of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division. He also sits on the CBA-Qc’s Legal Technology, Covid-19 Crisis Management and Virtual Courtroom and Electronic Evidence committees. He gives numerous conferences annually and is a guest lecturer at the Université de Montréal’s Civil Litigation Workshop and McGill University’s Law for Architects and Engineers course. He frequently offers pro bono legal services, particularly in Employment cases involving human rights components. Louis practices in English, French, and Spanish.