At De Grandpré Chait, litigation and conflict resolution strategies are among our major strengths, as demonstrated by the size and number of disputes, insolvencies, insurance and liability cases, as well as debt collection matters we handle year after year. To better defend your interests, our specialized litigators use their in-depth knowledge of the areas of law governing various economic sectors, including finance, manufacturing, distribution, services, real estate and construction. Whether you are looking for representation before an administrative tribunal or the main courts in Québec, the Federal Court or the Supreme Court of Canada, our creativity and know-how will be put to good use to resolve your problems as advantageously as possible. Furthermore, in light of our national and international affiliations, we can provide you with quick and trustworthy access to lawyers who will guide you and represent your interests in matters beyond our borders.
Solution-oriented dispute resolution
Together, we will establish goals and determine which steps are most favourable to achieving the solution that best resolves the issue at hand. We have often been involved in cases which changed the course of law by defending a new interpretation of legislative provisions or clarifying ambiguous ones. Your interests will be skilfully defended before arbitration tribunals, where we can draft the rules of private arbitration ourselves or apply the rules of procedure of various organizations (ex.: the International Chamber of Commerce arbitration venue, the Commercial Arbitration Code and the Rules of Procedure of the Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada).
Alternative dispute resolution through negotiation and mediation
Not all situations involving the protection of your rights need to end in a legal battle. You can also rely on our lawyers to build a consensus leading to settlements through either negotiation or mediation. Many of our lawyers are certified mediators and successfully use this approach to resolve various situations, including commercial disputes, shareholder disputes and conflicts within the workplace.
Canadian and foreign public and private companies, their directors and shareholders, financial institutions, trustees in bankruptcy, insurers, receivers, fiduciaries and professionals alike call upon the expertise and know-how of our litigation experts to advise them and represent them in matters such as: