Commercial disputes, extraordinary remedies and intellectual property disputes

Our firm is renowned for the quality of its services in commercial law and for its interventions before the courts. Our professionals are supported by an experienced team to advise you with regard to the best actions to follow and the best strategic decisions to make. Following an examination of what’s at stake, our next step will be to propose avenues which answer to your needs. Our experience in arbitration and before the civil courts allows us to offer you vigorous representation in the eventuality of a dispute with one of your commercial partners or for instituting extraordinary legal procedures, such as requests for the issuance of a safeguard order or injunction, pre-judgment seizures, and other similar procedures.

We have represented our clients in many commercial disputes, especially with regard to the protection of minority shareholders’ rights and in cases of unfair competition. We have the expertise to prepare winning strategies for the protection of our clients’ rights.

How we help you:

Emergency Procedures: We advise and represent you before the courts with the prompt execution your case requires also ensuring that your rights are well protected. If your litigation requires immediate petition to the judge’s office, we put all our resources to ensure that we can defend your interests the same day, as is necessarily the case for litigation relating to unfair competition, ongoing libel or prejudgment seizures.

Intellectual Property Disputes: Our team can defend your intellectual property rights with efficiency. Our team will advise you with respect to the applicable course of action in any dispute, with the help of the Advertising, Entertainment and Intellectual Property group. We can enforce your rights with respect to trademarks and copyrights by obtaining an injunction, a recourse in damages or any other extraordinary recourse. Moreover, we may represent you before the various administrative instances, including the Trademark office and its commission, and the Federal Court.

Extrajudiciary Procedures: We do not hesitate to suggest alternatives to the usual judiciary procedures such as: mediation, arbitration or a judicially assisted dispute resolution conference. In fact, we make ourselves aware of your objectives and aim at responding to your needs.

Appeal Procedures: Our expertise allows us to successfully represent you before the courts of second instance. Whether it is before the Court of Appeal or the Superior Court, for an application of judicial review, we conscientiously defend your interests and meticulously draft the pleadings.

Did you know that:

Response time is critical for the use of extraordinary procedures such as the request for the issuance of a temporary injunction or a safeguard order, in order to maximize your chances for success and to ensure that there is still time for the usefulness of this type of recourse. Hence the importance of  our being informed immediately when a dispute arises.

The injunction is an order of the Court that can be obtained for the purpose of compelling the other parties to respect their obligations under, for example, a shareholders’ agreement, a non-competition clause or an exclusivity clause.

Did you know that ...

Response time is critical for the use of extraordinary procedures such as the request for the issuance of a temporary injunction or a safeguard order, in order to maximize your chances for success and to ensure that there is still time for the usefulness of this type of recourse. Hence the importance of us being informed immediately when the dispute, as the basis for the litigation, occurs.

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