Louis Seveno, a partner at Woods LLP, specializes in high-stakes civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. He acts in cases involving Canadian and foreign corporations and dealing with local, cross-border or multi-jurisdictional issues. Admitted to the bars of Québec, Ontario and New York, he appears before trial and appellate courts, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals.
A versatile litigator, Louis practices mainly in contractual disputes, corporate and shareholder litigation, insolvency, employment law, professional liability, class actions, private international law, and injunctive proceedings. He has acquired substantial expertise in construction and PPP disputes.
Louis is recognized as a leading litigator by the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada and has been listed as one of Canada’s leading infrastructure lawyers in the 2020 Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure. In 2020, Louis was named Next-Generation Partner by The Legal 500 and won the prestigious Rising Star award from Lexpert.
He sits on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Division, including various ad hoc committees. He is a guest lecturer at the Université de Montréal (Civil Litigation Workshop) and McGill University (Law for Architects and Engineers), and he frequently offers pro bono services. Louis is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Representative cases include:
Updated March 2022