Alex Dobrota is a partner at Woods LLP whose practice focuses on complex commercial cases, cross-border disputes, insolvency matters (domestic and international) and international arbitration. He has extensive experience pleading before all levels of Quebec courts and participating in commercial arbitrations with strategic and/or reputational risks for Canadian and foreign companies in the province of Quebec. He has successfully represented clients in the context of litigations arising from shareholder disputes, construction and mining projects, international sale of goods and service agreements, product liability and defamation.
Alex is recognized as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation Canada. In 2019 he won the Young Bar Association of Montreal’s Lawyer of the Year Award in Civil and Commercial Litigation. Alex’s publications and reference works - including a chapter in Halsbury’s Laws of Canada on bankruptcy assets and order of distribution - are widely cited by the courts. A McGill University graduate, he maintains strong ties with his alma mater as a lecturer and guest lecturer in several courses, notably the Civil Litigation Workshop.
Prior to practicing law, he wrote for a national newspaper as a parliamentary and foreign correspondent.