Member of the Quebec Bar since 2014
Languages: French, English, Polish
Mtre. Sebastian L. Pyzik practises in civil and commercial litigation. He pleads regularly before the courts of first instance and the Court of Appeal of Quebec, as well as before arbitration tribunals. He is also a strategic advisor to many clients in litigious contexts.
Sebastian acts in complex cases in several fields, including in contractual disputes, real estate and construction disputes, white collar defence, injunctions, defamation and employment disputes law. He also practises in sports law, notably in doping cases and selection disputes.
Sebastian published various articles on the duty of good faith and the implied duty of confidentiality. Sebastian is also involved in the Advocates’ Society and teaches Obligations at the Quebec Bar School.
Sebastian joined Woods after having worked for a national firm in Montreal and Toronto. He also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Sebastian holds a black belt in taekwondo and is a former Quebec and Canadian champion.
Professional activities and associations
Teacher at the Quebec Bar School, Obligations
Author for several legal journals, such as La Référence (Yvon Blais) and La Revue du Barreau
Vice-President of the Young Advocate Society
Governor of the future, Quebec Bar Foundation
Member of the Advocates Society
Young Bar Association of Montréal
Canadian Bar Association
2013 Université de Sherbrooke, Faculty of Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2013 Université de Sherbrooke, Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Representing a major international consortium in a public and private construction project;
Representing brokerage firms in the context of injunctive reliefs and actions in damages involving investment advisers;
Representing a major consulting engineering firm in the context of a lawsuit involving several cities under Bill 26;
Representing a former senior executive in a lawsuit involving SNC-Lavalin and the MUHC project;
Representing an important manufacturer of forest products in the context of a contractual dispute;
Representing major real estate corporations and business people in the context of various real estate and contractual disputes;
Representing an insurance company in the context of an internal investigation involving members of its board of directors;
Representation of several athletes before the Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada (SDRCC) in the context of doping cases and team selection disputes;
Representation of several senior executives in context of termination of employment;
Representation of several groups of heirs in the context of various estate disputes;
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
L’arrêt Lac d’Amiante dix-sept ans plus tard : le traitement judiciaire de l’obligation implicite de confidentialité - Sebastian L Pyzik and Charbel G Abi-Saad (2018) 77 Revue du Barreau 467 to 528.
Chronique – « Le devoir de cohérence : l'émergence d'une norme particulière de la bonne foi en matière contractuelle au Québec », EYB2017REP2123 (La Référence)