Nicolas Cayouette is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office and has been a member of the Litigation & Dispute Group since 2007. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, insurance law and manufacturer liability, as well as environmental and construction law.
Nicholas holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal. Nicolas has unique expertise in complex and technical disputes, namely in the areas of engineering and construction and requiring the intervention of experts acting in various fields.
Most notably, he has experience advising companies on various subjects regarding the development and design of mechanical and structural components, specifically in the areas of wind energy and aeronautics. He also acts for engineers in civil litigation matters.
He has provided assistance in conducting environmental due diligence in connection with the financing and acquisition of renewable energy companies, namely in the wind energy industry.
In the framework of the diverse matters he acts in, Nicolas liaises with engineers, experts and lawyers to ensure that all technical aspects are accurately and adequately presented in the prepared and submitted materials.
When Nicolas has participated in diverse legal matters, he has always brought forward aspects or arguments that would otherwise be omitted by the participating engineers to ensure better comprehension by the interveners.
Nicolas has worked within multidisciplinary teams, including engineers, consulting engineering firms, accountants, as well as professors from some of the most prestigious universities.
Nicolas Cayouette's expertise is unique, and for this reason, he is a major asset in any matter involving engineering, development or design-related issues.
He practises in English and French.