Year called to bar: 2011 (ON); 2013 (QC); 2015 (Paris)
Partner at Woods LLP, Laurence Ste-Marie handles complex civil and commercial disputes. She has pleaded before all levels of court in Quebec as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. She also practices international arbitration (commercial and investment) and advises clients in cases that extend beyond the borders of Quebec. She has experience in several fields and industries, including financial services, engineering, construction, renewable energy, telecommunications and professional liability. Well-known and appreciated for her sound judgment, she also regularly handles sensitive matters entailing reputational stakes. Admitted to the Quebec, Ontario and Paris Bars, Laurence previously practiced international arbitration in Paris. She was also a law clerk for Justice Marie Deschamps at the Supreme Court of Canada prior to pursuing her career in private practice.