Benoit M. Duchesne
Benoit M. Duchesne is a fully bilingual (French and English) and bijural partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Benoit practises primarily in civil and commercial litigation, administrative law litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, and insurance defence litigation in Ontario and Québec, in addition to mediation and arbitration services.
As a litigator with broad interests, Benoit’s practice includes representing clients in subject areas ranging from construction law, estate law, insurance law, intellectual property law, consumer protection law and real estate litigation, to shareholder litigation, injunctions, oppression applications, not-for-profit litigation and international private law litigation. Benoit is also a member of the firm's Expropriation Law Group and Municipal Law Group.
Benoit has represented corporations, partnerships, municipalities, not-for-profit corporations, insurers, lawyers, financial institutions, trustees in bankruptcy, corporate directors and other corporate and individual clients before all levels of court in Ontario, Quebec and in the federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Benoit’s vast experience in resolving disputes in and out of court helps clients achieve their objectives through strategic and creative thinking.
Benoit is a part-time civil procedure professor in the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law’s Canadian Law Program, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Political and Parliamentary Law, and is an avid guitarist.