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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Blake, Cassels & Graydon has a robust Montréal team has a strong focus on corporate litigation, class action defence and product liability litigation. The group advises on a range of securities and contractual disputes as well as competition and consumer protection matters. It is also noted for its experience of commercial arbitration and mediation. The team regularly acts for major players in industries such as banking, technology, transportation, energy, life sciences and construction. Its recent work includes representing major Québec-based entities before the Supreme Court; the team is equally well placed to advise national and international clients on matters arising under the Québec Civil Code.

Strengths

One client highlighted the firm's strengths: "The quality really stands out for me - their work is always of the highest quality and calibre."

Work highlights

A team led by Claude Marseille successfully represented Hydro-Québec before the Supreme Court of Canada in a case concerning the construction of a new transmission line.

Notable practitioners

Montréal-based Claude Marseille is a sound choice among clients from the pharmaceutical, transportation and energy industries for advice on disputes.
"He is a strategic litigator with the ability to build a strong case on appeal. He is very attentive and interested to learn all aspects of the case to be the strongest litigator possible."

Francis Rouleau 's Montréal-based practice encompasses strength in commercial dispute resolution, product liability and class actions. He advises clients from a range of sectors, including manufacturers.
"He has a remarkable ability to assess a given situation and define the proper course of action. He is also a strong team player and a skilled negotiator. He is an excellent business adviser."

Robert Torralbo has a robust profile as one of the province's most versatile commercial litigators. He also advises on high-profile class actions from his office in Montréal.
"Robert was wonderful to work with and very pleasant. He understood our issues immediately and he delegated exceptionally well." "He's absolutely outstanding - he is very proactive. He is sort of ahead of the game: he anticipates issues that are likely to come up and he makes suggestions."

Montréal-based Simon Seida advises on commercial disputes as well as regulatory and criminal matters.
"He is a very clever lawyer and highly strategic. He tends to think a few moves ahead before suggesting an approach and is also a very sharp pen and absolutely easy to work with."

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Overview

Blakes has one of the largest and most successful Litigation & Dispute Resolution practices in Canada, with top-tier litigators in the major business centres across the country, including Montréal, and an extraordinary depth of local industry knowledge, practice expertise and litigation experience. 

Our multidisciplinary team is armed with the skills and insights required to achieve favourable results for our clients. With all of the advice and expertise needed under one roof, we leverage best practices across industries and take swift action to resolve disputes smoother, smarter and with greater success.

We represent client interests at every stage of a dispute, from fact-finding and risk evaluation through final resolution and enforcement. We litigate in trial and appellate courts, resolve disputes at the negotiating table, and represent clients before tribunals and government agencies.

Blakes litigators have appeared before all levels of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and have been involved in precedent-setting cases involving hostile take-overs, indemnification of directors and officers, proxy contests and directors’ duties. Our expertise is complemented by one of Canada’s largest and most experienced corporate and commercial law groups.

In large, document-intensive cases, we integrate skilled paralegal support, leading-edge document management technology and a project management and e-discovery team to manage matters efficiently and cost effectively.

Litigation: General Commercial

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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1 Place Ville Marie

Suite 3000

Montréal

Québec

Canada

QC H3B 4N8

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Québec

Litigation: General Commercial


Claude Marseille
Band 4
Francis Rouleau
Band 4
Robert Torralbo
Band 2
Simon Seida
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