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Litigation and dispute resolution

DS Lawyers Canada's Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is made up of lawyers with varied and multidisciplinary experience. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs, define their objectives, find solutions, present options and/or establish the best intervention strategy, whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation. We also pride ourselves on our ability to communicate clearly and regularly with our clients throughout the process, keeping them informed and guiding them every step of the way. 

Our experienced lawyers can assist clients in a variety of areas, including civil litigation, commercial litigation, tax litigation, employment and labour law, construction law, and/or bankruptcy and insolvency. Our professionals have the experience and skills required to represent our clients effectively, at every stage of their case. 

Here is an overview of our main services: 

  • Civil and commercial litigation: We represent our clients in civil and commercial litigation, whether it involves the interpretation or application of contracts and/or contract disputes, shareholder disputes, real estate disputes, civil liability, debt recovery, bankruptcy, insolvency or restructuring, or any other type of dispute. Our strategic approach and solid advocacy experience enable us to defend our clients' interests with determination and efficiency. 
  • Intellectual property litigation: We have recognized expertise in managing and resolving intellectual property disputes in such areas as copyright infringement and trademark litigation. We work closely with our clients to protect their intellectual property rights and defend their market position.  
  • Dispute prevention and resolution methods: We actively encourage the use of dispute prevention and resolution methods such as negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration, to achieve rapid, cost-effective solutions. Our qualified lawyers are trained to facilitate the process of amicable dispute resolution and help parties reach mutually satisfactory agreements. 
  • Administrative litigation or specialized tribunals: We also represent our clients in litigation involving government agencies (e.g. Canada Revenue Agency, Revenu Québec) or regulatory bodies, as well as before administrative and quasi-judicial tribunals. As such, our team is able to assist our clients, particularly in tax and/or employment and labour law disputes. 
  • Cross-border litigation: We handle cross-border disputes, whether commercial, contractual or of any other nature. Thanks to our global presence and our network of international partners, we can provide our clients with competent and efficient representation in cross-border disputes. 
  • Construction litigation: We have in-depth expertise in construction and tendering disputes, whether for commercial, residential, industrial or infrastructure projects. We represent a variety of parties involved in such disputes, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and professionals, and strive to protect their interests by making thorough and competent representations. 
  • Customs and international trade litigation: We handle disputes related to customs regulations and/or audits, including customs duties, import/export procedures, tariff classifications, origin of goods, transfer pricing and customs valuation. We assist our clients in managing and/or resolving customs disputes and ensure that their customs rights and obligations are respected. We also appear before administrative tribunals in the event of judicial review or arbitration in international trade investigations. 

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