Woods is proud to announce the appointment of Eric Bédard as Partner of the firm. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 2010, Eric has consistently shown superior advocacy skills and a solution-oriented approach in a wide array of disputes. The firm's clients will continue to benefit from his ability to calmly defuse, with resolve and creativity, the most critical conflicts.
Eric’s practice frequently allows him to plead before the trial and appellate courts of Québec, as well as before numerous administrative tribunals. He represents private and public businesses in commercial and corporate disputes, disputes regarding financial services, and disputes involving mining and gas companies. He is often called upon to advise senior employees or employers on all aspects of employment termination. His expertise also extends to domestic and international arbitration. He was notably part of the Trade Law Bureau's team defending Canada's interests against an investor's recourse under NAFTA’s Chapter XI in Lone Pine v. Canada. Regardless of the context, Eric’s efficiency and integrity, as well as his sensitivity to non-legal issues, remain hallmarks of his practice.
A regular author and speaker on evidence, civil procedure and international arbitration, Eric also remains involved with his alma mater, McGill University, through teaching and mentoring.