Our litigation team is made up of over 40 attorneys prepared to defend your rights and pursue your interests before the courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration, conciliation and mediation forums. Headed by attorneys with over 20 years of practice, our litigation team excels due to its size, the diversity of its expertise, its agility and especially its approach focused on the personalized defence of your rights and interest and the search for practical and favorable solutions.
In your business, disputes may arise on several fronts. BCF offers its clients a wide range of services within the broad category of business litigation:
- alternative dispute resolution;
- banking litigation;
- construction litigation;
- crisis management;
- defence of class actions;
- employment law;
- environmental litigation;
- expropriation litigation;
- insolvency and restructuring;
- intellectual property litigation;
- labour law;
- real estate assessment litigation;
- representation before commissions of inquiry;
- shareholder conflicts; and
- tax litigation.
In each of these areas, we are committed to identifying the best solutions to disputes that could hinder your operations. We work tirelessly to maximize your time and that of your key employees and to minimize the inconvenience often associated with judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings. We also offer you an innovative approach to litigation where communication is at the forefront.
The value of a business or its assets can be jeopardized by long-lasting disputes. Our trial attorneys are sensitive to this and act accordingly. BCF’s three-pronged approach in supporting individuals, businesses and institutions involved a in lawsuit can be summarized as follows:
availability: when a dispute arises, our team is available on a priority basis 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Identifying the source of the problem and defining a solution strategy can’t wait. The initial analysis of documents and first meetings take place immediately and a preliminary assessment is made quickly;
setting up an interim solution: BCF’s team prioritizes setting up all mechanisms that are useful and necessary to protect the interests at stake pending a final resolution of the conflict. Seizures, injunctions and safekeeping orders are only a few of the measures that can be used to set up a measure of strength and provide interim protection; and
implementation of a permanent solution: with the help of our other teams such as taxation, corporate law or labour law, we identify tailor-made and permanent solutions to the problems facing you and we take the appropriate steps to implement them. We do not have a preconceived formula for resolving your legal problems; by listening to and working with you, we find a solution adapted to your situation and ensure that it is followed through.
Litigation in an era of hypermedia
In our hyper-mediatized world, the difference between a fact and a scandal often lies in the choice of words or the airing of an image. When a dispute arises, our professionals know how to help you manage the attention this could generate.
Through their assistance in resolving major crises, our litigators specialized in reputation and crisis management have developed cutting edge expertise unique in the industry. Searching for facts, setting up a crisis center, identifying communication avenues, issuing statements, and cooperating at all times with professionals from other disciplines involved to the crisis, we have the required experience to prevent or recognize a crisis. We can also help your business manage and get through such crisis and learn lessons which is often the beginning for realizing new growth opportunities.
Our professionals therefore know how to talk to the media and are keenly aware of the rules governing its professional conduct. When the media goes too far, our litigators know how to respond and how to take them to court or specialized tribunals as the case may be.