Patrick Girard is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. Patrick practises mainly in civil litigation with an emphasis on private international law, international arbitration and in all areas of public litigation (administrative and constitutional law). Patrick is frequently consulted on regulatory or commercial energy matters and has given legal opinions on agreements involving the trading or generation of gas, hydro-electricity and wind turbines. Patrick has pleaded in front of all levels of Canadian jurisdiction, including the Québec Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Recent cases in which he was involved include the Supreme Court of Canada decisions in Lizotte v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2016 SCC 52, ABB Inc. c. Domtar Inc.,  CSC 50, Globe and Mail c. Canada (Procureur général), 2010 CSC 41, Kuwait Airways Corp. c. Irak, 2010 CSC 40 as well as the successful representation of Alstom against the STM and the Government of Québec forcing a call for tender prior to the replacement of the Montréal metro cars, a contract evaluated at more than 1.2 billion dollars.