Woods s.e.n.c.r.l.

Headquarters: Montréal, Quebec

16 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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WOODS LLP is the foremost litigation, arbitration and insolvency firm in Canada, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and success.

We act in all manner of disputes where the stakes are high and the outcome is of vital importance to our clients and their businesses. Our team of formidable attorneys – multilingual, trained in the civil law and common law, dedicated to understanding our clients’ interests and devoted to successful advocacy – is known for developing winning strategies and delivering concrete results. We are proud of our reputation for having the talent and drive to handle even the largest and most complex disputes, while remaining at all times highly flexible, responsive and efficient.

A dispute resolution practice as diverse as the business world.

Our practice reflects the breadth and diversity of disputes that arise in the business world. We act for governments, public and private companies and individuals in all manner of corporate and commercial litigation, before all levels of courts and tribunals in Canada, including in disputes relating to corporate liability and governance, directors’ and officers’ liability, shareholders’ or other stakeholders’ disputes, securities litigation and generally in matters concerning the interpretation and performance of complex commercial agreements. We are also frequently retained in matters relating to professional liability – of accountants, investment dealers, engineers, architects and other professionals – as well as in product and manufacturers’ liability cases, defamation suits, and disputes in the construction, energy, agri-business, IT and financial services industries, to name a few.

Our firm also boasts an important insolvency practice, which has grown significantly in recent years and includes some of the country’s finest bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers.

We are also one of the few firms in Canada with a dedicated international arbitration practice, representing clients and serving as arbitrators in international commercial and investment arbitrations under the rules of the world’s most important arbitral institutions.

About Our Clients
Woods is privileged to count among its clients many influential companies, organizations, financial institutions, professional firms, senior executives and decision-makers across a broad range of industries.

We are proud that our colleagues from many other firms frequently recommend us to their clients when unable to act due to conflicts of interest, confident that their valued clients will be well served. It is with an acute sense of our responsibilities that we accept to represent our colleagues’ clients, when they are unable to act.

Our firm also maintains close ties with major North American and European law firms. Our network allows us to offer our clients integrated services across borders.

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  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Securities Law

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Canada “Lawyer of the Year” 2022

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Richard Vachon is honored as 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in Montréal, Canada for Defamation and Media Law.


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