Bogdan Catanu

Bogdan Catanu (Montreal, Quebec)

Bogdan Catanu

Attorney in Montreal, QU
Bogdan Catanu is a partner of the firm.

He has a diverse commercial litigation practice and represents public and private corporations, as well as their officers, directors, shareholders, auditors, contractual partners or creditors in commercial disputes.

He has a solid experience in complex contractual matters, liability of professionals, such as lawyers and accountants, oppression remedies and rights of shareholders. He has also represented clients on many occasions in the context of injunction proceedings and in commercial arbitrations.

In recent years, he played a leading role in the defense of BCE Inc.'s privatization worth approximately $52 billion, which was being contested by a group of bondholders, and subsequently in defending the purchasers sued by BCE Inc. for a $1.2 billion break-up fee. He also played a key role in the litigation surrounding the restructuring of the Asset-Backed Commercial Paper market worth $32 billion.

Distinctions

Emerging Talent of the Year Award 2015 - Benchmark Canada

Future Star - Quebec - Benchmark Canada

Named by the Lexpert magazine amongst the best attorneys in Canada under the age of 40 -Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in November 2014.

Publications and Conferences

Differentiating Expert Determination from Arbitration, Bogdan Catanu, (2015) 4:1 Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review12.

Portee des clauses de non-concurrence dans un contrat de vente d'entreprise versus dans un contrat de travail - quelques distinctions importantes, Bogdan Catanu, CRL Blog, (2011) CRL 497.

Tout mecanisme contractuel pourra etre juge contraire a l'ordre public s'il permet a une partie d'etre exoneree des consequences de sa faute lourde, meme si la victime du prejudice n'est pas privee de reparation, Bogdan Catanu, CRL Blog, (2011) CRL 505.

L'admissibilite en preuve de l'enregistrement d'une conversation effectue a l'insu d'une partie dans une instance civile, Bogdan Catanu, CRL Blog, (2011) CRL 502.

Measuring the Results of Class Actions, Bogdan Catanu & James A. Woods, International Bar Association Conference on Class Actions, Rome, 2007.

Enforcement of International Commercial Arbitral Awards in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, James A. Woods & Bogdan Catanu, First Annual Energy Dispute Resolution Conference, Alberta, 2006.

Civil Rights Wronged: the Supreme Court Has Stacked the Deck in the Government's Favour in Upholding B.C.'s Right to Sue the Tobacco Industry, Bogdan Catanu, National Post, 2005.

Supreme Court of Canada Favours Broad Whistle-Blower Protection, Bogdan Catanu, Canadian Employment Law Today, 2005.

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Insolvency
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Law
  • Class Actions
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Foreclosures
  • Business Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Lenders Security
  • Security Enforcement

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 2002, Quebec Bar
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Law School Attended
Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law
Class of 2001
LL.B.
Bachelor in Law
Languages
English; French; Romanian; Spanish; German
Associations & Memberships

Professional Activities and Associations

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Montreal Bar School, teacher in civil liability

ASSOCIATIONS
Quebec Bar
Young Bar Association of Montreal
Canadian Bar Association

Representative Cases
Representative Mandates: Complex contractual disputes and corporate litigation; Representing Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Providence Equity Partners, and Madison Dearborn Capital Partners in defense against BCE Inc.'s claim for a $1.2 billion break-up fee following the termination of BCE Inc.'s proposed privatization.; Representing Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Providence Equity Partners, and Madison Dearborn Capital Partners in defense of their proposed $52 billion privatization of BCE Inc. against a contestation by a group of Bell Canada bondholders (in the context of a plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act) and against related oppression claims.; Representing a group of Quebec corporations holding in the aggregate over $1 billion of frozen Asset-Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) in contesting the plan of arrangement under the CCAA for the restructuring of the $32 billion Canadian non-bank ABCP market.; Commercial arbitration; Representing Domtar Inc. in the context of arbitration proceedings relating to an asset purchase agreement.; Representing a large software integrator in arbitration proceedings relating to a large contract for the implementation and integration of an ERP software solution.; Representing a partner in a firm of professionals in the context of arbitration proceedings against other partners.; Liability of professionals; Representing KPMG LLP in defense against a professional liability claim against the auditors of a corporation.; Representing Ginsberg Gingras in defense of a professional liability claim against the interim receiver under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.; Injunctions; Representing Yellow Group in injunction proceedings taken against Bell Canada to force the continuation of telecommunication services.; Representing iWeb Technologies in injunction proceedings against electronic payment service providers (Moneris, Global Payments) to force them to continue providing payment services.; Oppression remedies; Representing Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Providence Equity Partners, and Madison Dearborn Capital Partners in defense of their proposed $52 billion privatization of BCE Inc. against a contestation by a group of Bell Canada bondholders (in the context of a plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act) and against related oppression claims.; Representing GoSecure Inc. in the context of oppression proceedings under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

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Contact Information

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Firm Address
Woods LLP
2000 McGill College Avenue, Suite 1700,
Montreal, QU H3A 3H3
Canada
Phone
514-982-6157
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Bogdan Catanu
Partner
Woods LLP
2000 McGill College Avenue, Suite 1700,
Montreal, QU H3A 3H3
Canada

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