Bogdan-Alexandru (Alex) Dobrota

Bogdan-Alexandru (Alex) Dobrota

Bogdan-Alexandru (Alex) Dobrota
Woods LLP

Bogdan-Alexandru (Alex) Dobrota is a partner whose practice focuses on complex commercial cases, cross-border disputes, insolvency matters (domestic and international) and international arbitration. He has extensive experience pleading before all levels of Quebec courts and participating in commercial arbitrations with strategic and/or reputational risks for Canadian and foreign companies in Quebec. He has successfully represented clients in the context of litigations arising from shareholder disputes, construction and mining projects, international sale of goods and service agreements, product liability and defamation. 

Alex’s publications and reference works — including a chapter in Halsbury’s Laws of Canada on bankruptcy assets and order of distribution — are widely cited by the courts. A McGill University graduate, he maintains strong ties with his alma mater as a lecturer and guest lecturer in several courses, notably the Civil Litigation Workshop. 

Prior to practicing law, he wrote for a national newspaper as a parliamentary and foreign correspondent. 

Representative cases include: 

  • Acted for the bondholders of Nemaska Lithium Inc., which had issued US$350M of secured bonds. The company filed arrangement proceedings under the CBCA and then under the CCAA. A settlement was reached whereby the bondholders received the face amount of the bonds plus accrued interest and a lump sum payment. 
  • Acted for the court-appointed monitor in the cross-border insolvency restructuring proceedings relative to Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway’s train derailment resulting in thousands of claims in excess of $1B. 
  • Obtained a settlement for an automobile parts manufacturer in a $55M class action for unfair competition and price-fixing. 
  • Represented a multinational mining company and obtained an interlocutory injunction against an Alberta-based service provider and a $1.2M award in damages on the merits. 
  • Successfully defended a professional liability suit against Lippman Leebosh April LLP and obtained the dismissal of the claim brought against the auditors in the context of a corporate take-over transaction. 
  • Tribunal Assistant (ICDR) in an oil and gas multi-million-dollar arbitration dispute. 


Contact Details

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 514-982-4559