woods avocats | lawyers


What’s new?

Alex Dobrota and Eric Bédard Recognized as Top Up-And-Coming Litigators in Benchmark Annual 40 & Under Hot List


Woods congratulates two of its partners, Alex Dobrota and Eric Bedard, on being named to the 2021 Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List. Listing the up-and-coming talents in the litigation community in the United States and Canada, this list is the result of an extensive process conducted by Benchmark Litigation based on peer review and a review of recent case work of lawyers aged 40 years or less.

Alex Dobrota’s practice focuses on complex commercial cases, cross-border disputes, insolvency matters (domestic and international) and international arbitration. He has extensive experience pleading before all levels of Quebec courts and participating in commercial arbitrations with strategic and/or reputational risks for Canadian and foreign companies in Quebec. He has successfully represented clients in the context of litigations arising from shareholder disputes, construction and mining projects, international sale of goods and service agreements, product liability and defamation. Learn more about Alex here.

Eric Bédard acts mainly in civil, commercial and administrative litigation. Eric represents and advises a variety of private and public businesses in commercial and corporate disputes, disputes regarding financial services, and disputes involving mining and gas companies, as well as senior employees and employers on employment termination. Eric has gained a good grasp on the decision-making processes of various levels of government, and on negotiating with them to de-escalate contentious situations. Eric’s expertise also extends to arbitration (commercial and investment). He was appointed in 2021 to the Arbitration Place’s NextGen Roster of Arbitrators. Learn more about Eric here.

For more information, visit Benchmark Litigation’s website.