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Top honours for Woods in The 2022 Best Lawyers in Canada

2021-08-26

Woods is honored to be recognized as Law Firm of the Year in Canada for its expertise in alternative dispute resolution, an honor bestowed upon a single leading firm in the new edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.This recognition is based on several criteria, including feedback from lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers on the individual and firm-wide work, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards in this area, and peer-review scores for the firm's work in a specific practice area.  

In addition to this accomplishment, the firm’s team members have been acknowledged for excellence in litigation, arbitration, and insolvency, proving a huge asset to the firm's clients.Sixteen lawyers are designated as leaders in their respective practice areas and four lawyers achieve the highest level of peer review in Montreal and, as a result, the distinction of “Lawyer of the Year”.

Lawyer of the Year

Patrick Ouellet

Richard Vachon

Stephen L. Drymer

Hon. Joseph R. Nuss

Appellate Practice & Bet-the-Company Litigation

Defamation and Media Law

International Arbitration

Alternative dispute resolution

 

The lawyers recognized as leaders are:

Eric Bédard*- corporate and commercial litigation and Labour and employment law;
Caroline Biron, ASC - corporate and commercial litigation, class actions litigation, director and officer liability practice and product liability law;
Bogdan Catanu- corporate and commercial litigation and international arbitration;
Marie-Louise Delisle-  corporate and commercial litigation;
Bogdan-Alexandru (Alex) Dobrota- corporate and commercial litigation, insolvency law and financial restructuring and class action litigation;
Stephen L. Drymer- international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution;
Hon. Clément Gascon* – alternative dispute resolution, corporate and commercial litigation and insolvency and financial restructuring law;
Hon. Joseph R. Nuss, C.M., Q.C., Ad.E., FCIArb - alternative dispute resolution;
Patrick Ouellet-corporate and commercial litigation, appellate practice, Bet-The-Company Litigation, director and officer liability practice, securities Law, class actions and construction law;
Neil A. Peden- insolvency law and financial restructuring;
Sylvain Rigaud- insolvency law and financial restructuring and corporate and commercial litigation;
Louis Seveno -corporate and commercial litigation and class action litigation;
Richard Vachon -corporate and commercial litigation, defamation and media law, product liability law and employment and labour law;
Sylvain A. Vauclair- insolvency law and financial restructuring as well as corporate and commercial litigation;
James A. Woods,Ad.E. - Bet-The-Company Litigation, corporate and commercial litigation, defamation and media law, directors' and officers' liability, labour and employment law, legal malpractice law, securities law, class actions litigation, appellate practice, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution;
Sarah Woods- corporate and commercial litigation, class action litigation and labour and employment law.

* lawyers first listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Best Lawyers™ is one of the most prestigious legal peer-review publications.