Woods is the foremost litigation, arbitration and insolvency boutique in Montreal. The practice includes all manner of corporate litigation, whether for public or private corporations, including corporate liability, governance, directors' and officers' liability, shareholders' or other stakeholders' rights and remedies, as well as securities litigation. We often act in class actions, as well as in matters relating to the interpretation or performance of complex commercial agreements. We are also frequently retained in matters relating to professional liability of accountants, investment dealers, engineers, architects and other business professionals, in defective products and manufacturer's liability, defamation, as well as construction. We also specialize in insolvency, restructuring and creditor's rights matters.
Our members are experienced litigators, appearing before the courts in Quebec and Ontario, including the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as before all national and international arbitration instances. Our firm has depth of expertise in commercial and international investment arbitration and many of our members regularly act as arbitrators.
In addition to being members of the Quebec Bar, certain of our attorneys are admitted to the bars and law societies of other Canadian provinces and foreign jurisdictions. Many are educated in both the civil law and common law traditions, and are fluent in French, English and other languages, enabling our firm to regularly act in matters that exceed Quebec's and Canada's borders.