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International law and enforcement of foreign judgments

With the rise of international trade and the increased mobility of persons, goods and services, international law issues must be top of mind. Whether it is to determine if Quebec courts have jurisdiction to hear a case or determine the law applicable to a dispute, companies and individuals must count on lawyers with well-honed legal skills and acute reflexes in this area.

 

The members of our team advise their clients regarding international aspects of their business and disputes, including challenging the jurisdiction of Quebec courts to hear a case, obtaining or opposing the recognition of a foreign judgment (or foreign arbitral award), or obtaining letters rogatory or seeking the assistance of Quebec courts in the context of litigation pending abroad.

 

We have also developed a deep expertise in the area of the immunities enjoyed by foreign sovereign States and public organizations before Canadian courts.

■ Representation of the Republic of Iraq and its national airline in the context of an action to enforce an English judgment of more than $1 billion, including before the Supreme Court of Canada in an appeal raising issues relating to sovereign immunity.

 

■ Representing a foreign state and foreign public entities in the context of a motion to homologate arbitral awards issued by an arbitration panel of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) sitting in Paris.

 

■ Retained to expert reports on Quebec law in the context of litigation before American courts (California and Minnesota).

■ Representation of a foreign state and a foreign central bank in appeal proceedings against a default judgment recognizing a Dutch judgment and ordering the payment of several million dollars.

 

■ Representation of a Dutch holding in the context of several motions for the homologation or annulment of ICC arbitration awards concerning the ownership of a refinery located in Germany.

 

■ Representation of Quebec clients in relation to the execution of letters rogatory issued by foreign courts.

International law and enforcement of foreign judgments

With the rise of international trade and the increased mobility of persons, goods and services, international law issues must be top of mind. Whether it is to determine if Quebec courts have jurisdiction to hear a case or determine the law applicable to a dispute, companies and individuals must count on lawyers with well-honed legal skills and acute reflexes in this area.

 

The members of our team advise their clients regarding international aspects of their business and disputes, including challenging the jurisdiction of Quebec courts to hear a case, obtaining or opposing the recognition of a foreign judgment (or foreign arbitral award), or obtaining letters rogatory or seeking the assistance of Quebec courts in the context of litigation pending abroad.

 

We have also developed a deep expertise in the area of the immunities enjoyed by foreign sovereign States and public organizations before Canadian courts.

■ Representation of the Republic of Iraq and its national airline in the context of an action to enforce an English judgment of more than $1 billion, including before the Supreme Court of Canada in an appeal raising issues relating to sovereign immunity.

 

■ Representing a foreign state and foreign public entities in the context of a motion to homologate arbitral awards issued by an arbitration panel of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) sitting in Paris.

 

■ Retained to expert reports on Quebec law in the context of litigation before American courts (California and Minnesota).

 

■ Representation of a foreign state and a foreign central bank in appeal proceedings against a default judgment recognizing a Dutch judgment and ordering the payment of several million dollars.

 

■ Representation of a Dutch holding in the context of several motions for the homologation or annulment of ICC arbitration awards concerning the ownership of a refinery located in Germany.

 

■ Representation of Quebec clients in relation to the execution of letters rogatory issued by foreign courts.