The National Litigation Group at Stikeman Elliott has earned a first-class reputation for its legal depth and achieving success in highly complex commercial cases. Members of the group act on a wide range of litigation relating to commercial matters and is rated among Canada's top-tier business litigation practices by domestic and international legal directories. We believe that what distinguishes great litigators from good ones is the variety of cumulated experience over time in a diversity of high profile subject matters both from a legal and business stand point.
We recognize that most clients wish to avoid litigation, and therefore, provide our clients with strategies on how to operate effectively to avoid litigation. In doing so, we have also developed expertise in alternative dispute resolution. However, in cases where litigation cannot be avoided, our litigators use their talents aggressively and effectively to protect the rights of our clients, and our determination, creativity and ability to manage large and complex files is recognized in the industry.
Members of the Montréal Construction Litigation Group act for owners, real estate developers, consultants (engineering and architecture firms), and contractors before all judicial bodies (civil and arbitration) for all types of disputes (civil, contractual or labour relations) that may arise during the pre-contractual or contractual phase, when setting up financing, during construction or once a project is completed.
Many of the construction projects in which we have acted involved significant regulatory questions. As a result, members of our group developed an in-depth understanding of the regulatory framework governing the sector at both the federal and provincial levels. Members of our group routinely provide advice to complex issues, and are capable of acting in regulatory proceedings before administrative bodies, including energy regulators, oil and gas regulators, municipal boards, administrative tribunals and commissions of inquiry.
We have acted as sole or lead counsel for numerous large-scale projects in the marine, electricity, mining, oil and gas, public service infrastructure and other sectors, both across Quebec, Canada, and around the world. We have also advised on power project development and financing, toll roads and public infrastructure projects, investment-grade emerging market projects, and cross-border projects.