Alex O'Reilly Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2012 - Québec

Primary phone: +1 514-392-9577

Fax: +1 514-878-1450

Email: alex.oreilly@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Montréal



Alex O'Reilly

Alex O'Reilly is an associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Montreal office. He practises primarily in Indigenous law, notably for regional and local governments, development corporations and a school board. As such, he is called upon to advise his clients on a vast array of legal and strategic matters, including issues pertaining to corporate and commercial law, governance, and employment and labour law.

Alex has worked on a number of court cases - notably for constitutional matters, and has represented clients before the Court of Quebec, the Superior Court of Quebec, the Court of Appeal of Quebec and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has a marked interest in injunctive proceedings.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Alex O'Reilly practised at a major international law firm as well as at a boutique firm that specializes in Indigenous law.

He practises in both English and French.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2015

    • Community
      2015
      Coach for the McGill University Faculty of Law moot team at the Charles-Rousseau international law moot competition
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2012
      Year of Call, Québec
  • 2010

    • Education
      2010
      McGill University, BCL/LLB
  • 2007

    • Education
      2007
      University of Oxford, M.Phil., Modern European History
  • 2005

    • Education
      2005
      McGill University, BA

Memberships

  • Young Bar of Montreal
  • Represented the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Nation Government as interveners in the Reference relating to section 98 of the Constitutional Act of 1867 before the Court of Appeal of Quebec and the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Advised Indigenous development corporations on matters pertaining to governance, corporate law and labour law in the context of substantial internal reorganizations.
  • Advised an Indigenous development corporation in the context of a shareholder dispute that led to the acquisition of a company.
  • Represented Air Inuit and First Air in injunctive proceedings against a former officer and director who engaged in unfair competition practices.