Daniel Urbas

Professional ExperienceMr. Urbas has advised and represented clients in commercial arbitration and litigation across a variety of industries and disputes involving intellectual property (patent, trade-mark, copyright), information technologies (ownership, license, service contracts), energy (wind, bio), natural resources (mining, forestry, fishing), aboriginal law (land claim, treaty disputes), telecommunication, broadcasting, product liability and complex contractual disputes.

He has handled trial and appellate advocacy, urgent and extraordinary applications, appearing in the Provincial and Federal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before arbitration tribunals and various administrative tribunals.

Dispute Resolution Experience and TrainingMr. Urbas sits as an arbitrator, both as a sole arbitrator and as a member of a three-member arbitration tribunal. He is fluently bilingual in English and French.

Up until June 2017, Daniel Urbas served as Regional Leader of the International Trade Litigation and Arbitration group and Regional Leader of the Intellectual Property Litigation group of a national law firm. Formerly, until 2013, Daniel was also that firm’s Regional Leader of the Commercial Litigation group and National Leader of the Intellectual Property Litigation group.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) based in London, U.K. and formerly elected to the Executive of the CIArb’s North American branch, founding member of Canadian Branch, director and treasurer
  • Recognized as “Local Litigation Star- Quebec” in the 2013-2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation Canada
  • Recognized in the 2014-2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
  • Recognized in the 2013-2017 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Computers IT Law)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™.
  • Recognized in the business section of La Presse, North America’s largest circulation French-language daily, for being “at the top of his game”
Academic Qualifications

  • BCL/LLB, McGill University. 1991
  • BA, University of Western Ontario, 1984
  • Barreau du Quebec, 1992
  • LSUC Ontario, 1998
  • LSBC British Columbia, 2004
  • LSNL Newfoundland & Labrador, 2016

 

Michel A. Jeanniot

Professional Experience

Michel Jeanniot is a member of the Quebec Bar since 1985, always in private practice with a focus and expertise primarily in the areas of commercial, civil, banking and insurance law.

Michel is called upon to offer numerous services to banks, trust companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions, and to the business community at large. He also provides legal counsel in commercial and real estate law through the referral service of the Bar of Montreal. He acts as legal counsel for several offshore business corporations (Jersey Island & Bahamas), US constituted entities, primarily Delaware and Florida, as well as European business corporations (SARLs).

Michel has pleaded before the courts of all Quebec jurisdictions as well as the Federal and the Supreme Court of Canada. A seasoned litigator, negotiation remains his preferred approach to problem solving. During the summer of 2005, Me Jeanniot was qualified as Mediator & Arbitrator and since, accepted the presidency of the Canadian Commercial Arbitration Center (www.ccac-adr.org), the largest such organization in Québec which specializes in alternate dispute resolution programs. Simultaneously, he was a founding partner of Jeanniot & Associates LLP (www.jeanniot.ca), a boutique law firm servicing the general business community including chartered banks, trusts, financial institutions, private investment banks, insurance companies.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Me Jeanniot is an accredited arbitrator for:

  • International arbitration;
  • General commercial arbitration;
  • Arbitrations (Civil & Commercial) under the national agreement with the private resource’s negotiating committee of the health sector (Quebec) (the “CPNSSS”);
  • Securities matters under the Arbitration program established under the aegis of IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada) in compliance with the Specialized Arbitration procedure
  • Québec Government Regulatory Arbitration Plan under the (Quebec) Building Act (R.B.Q. );
  • Independent specialist (for Canada) under the aegis of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP);
  • Franchising matters.
Professional and Other Activities

  • Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute since 2011. (International think tank launched by Canadian and American Bar Associations with primary mission to promote access to the judicial system).
  • Lecturer Magespic Program / Polytechnique Montréal School of Engineering (Graduate civil engineering management program, Department of Civil, Geology and Mineral Engineering) addressing the fundamentals.
  • of alternative dispute resolution, focused onmajor engineering project.
  • Certifying trainer and speaker under the Québec Chamber of Notaries continuous education program (86th
  • session) a compendium for Barrister’s having prior business and corporate background.
  • Publishes newsletters for certain privileged clients.
  • Contributor to the ‘Global Arbitration Review’.

 

Pierre Brossoit

Professional Experience

With over 30 years’ experience, Pierre Brossoit is frequently involved in complex, high-stakes cases.

Business clients also appreciate his rich experience and consult him for strategic advice or to review, interpret and negotiate commercial agreements.

Since 2015, Mr. Brossoit is regularly retained by law firms to act as arbitrator in various private litigation matters. He is accredited as an arbitrator by the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ).

In January 2019, he was appointed as one of the 13 Experts authorized to rule on contested claims filed by contractors and sub-contractors pending the completion of construction contracts with the Quebec Government.

Although arbitration and mediation are an important part of his practice, Mr. Brossoit also maintains his litigation practice.

Dispute Resolution Experience and TrainingHis diversified experience allows Mr. Brossoit to respond assuredly and rapidly to a variety of situations:

  • acting, for plaintiff or defendant, in emergency proceedings such as injunctions, applications for safeguard orders and seizures before judgment;
  • filing complex claims in areas such as construction and real estate;
  • representing businesses and institutions in their defence against class actions;
  • preparing and pleading lengthy cases;
  • setting the stage for the negotiation of amicable settlements.

For instance, Mr. Brossoit:

  • provides counsel and judicial representation to passenger transportation companies;
  • assists a major Quebec real estate financing player in setting up and implementing real estate projects;
  • represents plaintiffs and defendants alike, in major and complex claims related to construction;
  • advises contractors and cities on all aspects related to call for tenders;
  • appears on behalf of education institutions in injunctions or claims arising from allegations of discrimination and responsibility towards students.

As an accredited arbitrator, Mr. Brossoit is a member of the Groupe d’arbitrage — Juste décision (GAJD), specializing in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration.

He has frequently sat as an arbitrator, especially in cases arising from Quebec’s guarantee plan for new residential buildings. His decisions are available on GAJD’s website, at <www.gajdarbitrage.ca>.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Bar of Quebec: member of the Arbitration committee on advocates’ fee invoices (2015–)
  • Bar of Quebec: member of the Discipline committee (2000–2010)
  • Bar of Montréal: chairman for the election of the bâtonnier and council members (2004–2005)
  • Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ)
  • Accredited mediator and arbitrator, British Columbia Commercial Arbitration Centre
Academic QualificationsLicentiate of Laws (LL.L.), University of Ottawa, 1986