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Woods Awarded Top Rankings in Dispute Resolution by Chambers Canada


In the 2022 Chambers Canada guide, Woods is once again ranked as one of the top firms for commercial litigation, and six of our lawyers are recognized for their expertise in dealing with complex disputes in Quebec and Canada.

Chambers' detailed industry analysis and interviews with clients and legal market participants reveal the firm's preeminence in the following categories:

Litigation – General Commercial

Woods has earned one of Chambers’ highest rankings for Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2) in the province of Quebec. Commentators describe Woods as “a top, leading firm in the litigation boutique sector” built on “a team dedicated to litigation and focusing on the art of pleading a case” with “lawyers well thought of in the courts”.

James A. Woods, Ad. E. (Senior Statespeople) and Patrick Ouellet (Band 3) are considered prominent figures in Quebec for their notable achievements and remarkable strategic insights in the practice area of commercial dispute resolution. Sarah Woods is once again included in this coveted ranking as one of the next generation of top litigation lawyers in the "Up and Coming" category. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Arbitration

Stephen L. Drymer is recognized as an eminent practitioner nationwide: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Band 1) and Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators (Band 2).

James A. Woods, Ad. E. is also among Canada’s leading practitioners in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Senior Statespeople).

Insolvency and restructuring

Sylvain A. Vauclair (Band 5) and Sylvain Rigaud (Band 4) are two of Canada’s most prominent counsel in Insolvency and Restructuring.

To view the 2022 edition of the Chambers Canada Guide, please click here.