Member of the Quebec Bar since 2014
Languages: French, English, Polish
Mtre. Sebastian L. Pyzik pleads regularly before the courts of first instance and the Court of Appeal of Quebec, as well as before arbitration tribunals. He is also a strategic advisor to many clients in litigious contexts.
Sebastian acts in complex cases in several fields, including in contractual disputes, real estate and construction disputes, shareholder disputes, professional liability cases, defamation and employment disputes law, the latter involving more particularly in cases involving the dismissal of senior executives. He also practices in sports law, notably in doping cases in front of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
Sebastian has published feature articles on the duty of consistency and the implied duty of confidentiality in Quebec Law, as well as and is also involved in the Advocates’ Society. He is also a professor at the Quebec Bar School for the fall semester of fall 2019 and where he teaches the course law relating to Obligations.
Sebastian joined Woods after having worked for a national firm in Montreal and Toronto. He also completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Sebastian holds a black belt in taekwondo and is a former Quebec and Canadian champion.
Professional activities and associations
Teacher at the Quebec Bar School, Obligations
Author for several legal journals, such as La Référence (Yvon Blais) and La Revue du Barreau
Vice-President of the Young Advocate Society
Governor of the future, Quebec Bar Foundation
Member of the Advocates Society
Young Bar Association of Montréal
Canadian Bar Association
2013 Université de Sherbrooke, Faculty of Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2013 Université de Sherbrooke, Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Member of the team formed by the firm for the representation of Chrysler Canada Inc. in the major professional liability suit against Coopers & Lybrand, in the context of the Castor Holdings saga;
Member of the team formed by the firm for the representation of the controller in the CCAA proceedings relative to the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway;
Acted for an important manufacturer of forest products in the context of a contractual dispute with its contractual partner;
Acted for a major real estate corporation in the context of a real estate dispute with its contractual partner;
Acted for a major international corporation doing business in the plumbing field in the context of a product liability dispute;
Acted for several health care professionals in the context of disciplinary proceedings;
Acted for an Olympic athlete in front of an arbitration sport tribunal regarding his selection for the Rio Olympic Games 2016;
Acted for several athletes in front of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) in the context of doping accusations;
Acted for a professional being sued by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) for insider trading;
Acted for several groups of heirs in the context of various estate disputes;
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
L’arrêt Lac d’Amiante dix-sept ans plus tard : le traitement judiciaire de l’obligation implicite de confidentialité - Sebastian L Pyzik and Charbel G Abi-Saad (2018) 77 Revue du Barreau 467 to 528.
Chronique – « Le devoir de cohérence : l'émergence d'une norme particulière de la bonne foi en matière contractuelle au Québec », EYB2017REP2123 (La Référence)