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Chambers Canada: Woods confirms once again its top-tier expertise in dispute resolution


In the 2021 Chambers Canada guide, Woods is ranked among the leading firms in commercial litigation, and five of our partners are recognized for their excellence in dealing with high-stakes disputes (litigation, arbitration and insolvency).

Based on extensive industry research and interviews with clients and practitioners, Chambers recognizes the firm's pre-eminence 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 “one of the top litigation boutiques in Canada” with “a very strong team” and “lawyers with good depth and talent”.

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 enters 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 (Band 3).


Sylvain A. Vauclair is one of Canada’s most prominent counsel in Insolvency and Restructuring (Band 4).

To view the 2021 edition of the Chambers Canada Guide, please click here.