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Member of the Quebec Bar since 2011

Languages: English, French, Romanian, Spanish

In 2012, Mtre. Alex Dobrota joined the Woods team after having evolved during several years within a national firm. He practices mainly in the fields of commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, bankruptcy and insolvency law, restructuring companies, and recovery of debts.

In 2010, he graduated from McGill University with bachelors in civil law and common law. Prior to studying and practicing law, he wrote for a national newspaper as a parliamentary correspondent and foreign correspondent. He traveled worldwide through his assignments and reporting, in particular to Afghanistan, where, in 2007, he covered the Canadian military mission in Kandahar Province.


Represents the monitor in the CCAA proceedings relative to the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway.

Represented financial institutions and other lenders in the context of recovery of debts from insolvent debtors.

Represented insolvent companies in the context of restructuring files.

Involved in various disputes over the law of sales, manufacturers' liability, and service contracts.

Represented a large Canadian corporation in the context of an arbitration with its suppliers.


2007-2010 : McGill University, Faculty of Law, Valedictorian (2010-2011)

Dean’s honour list

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Prize in corporate and commercial law

Osgoode Society Legal History Book Prize

Second prize, legal writing contest of the Chair of Notaries of the University of Montreal, awarded by DeGrandpré Joli-Coeur LLP


2010        McGill University, Faculty of Law

2006        Concordia University, Faculty of Arts
Bachelor in Journalism and Political Sciences



McGill University, Faculty of Law, coach of the moot team participating at the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition 

Teaching assistant to Professors Alain N. Tardif and Philippe H. Bélanger at the University of Montreal, Faculty of Law, bankruptcy and insolvency course

McGill University, Faculty of Engineering, guest lecturer for a course on bankruptcy and insolvency. 

Quebec Bar
Canadian Bar Association
Montreal Young Bar Association


Recent Challenges in Cross-Border Insolvency, 43rd Annual Workshop on Commercial and Consumer Law, McGill University, 2013

Le Traitement de réclamations non-liquidées ou éventuelles en contexte de faillite, proposition ou restructuration en vertu de la LACC, Conference presented to Woods LLP within the context of the Quebec Bar Continuing Education Program, 2013

 Constitutionality of National Opt-Out Class Actions – Quo Vadis, Bogdan-Alexandru Dobrota & James A. Woods (Corporate Litigation, Vol. XIII, No. 1),  2013

Les bases de la faillite et de l'insolvabilité au Canada, Bogdan-Alexandru Dobrota & Mtre. Alain N. Tardif, Quebec Bar Continuing Education Program Conference, 2013.

Property of the Bankrupt and Order of Distribution, Bogdan-Alexandru Dobrota & Mtre. Philippe H. Bélanger, in Halsbury's Laws of Canada, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, 2012.

La faillite et l'insolvabilité, Bogdan-Alexandru Dobrota, Mtre. Philippe H. Bélanger & Mtre. Jocelyn T. Perreault, in Collection de Droit du Barreau du Québec, 2011.

Le recours collectif et son impact transformateur sur le monde juridique, politique et social, Bogdan-Alexandru Dobrota & Mtre. Sean Finn, in Recours singulier et collectif, Yvon Blais, Montreal, 2011.

Assemblée des créanciers et inspecteurs, Bogdan-Alexandru Dobrota & Mtre. Alain N. Tardif, in Jurisclasseur – Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring, LexisNexis, Montreal, 2010.

Protection des employés ou salariés et conventions collectives, Bogdan-Alexandru Dobrota & Mtre. Philippe H. Bélanger, in Jurisclasseur – Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring, LexisNexis, Montreal, 2010.