Nicolas Cayouette is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office. He has been a member of the Litigation & Dispute Group since 2007. Nicolas holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal. Before joining Gowling WLG, he worked at a large Canadian pulp and paper company.
His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, insurance law and manufacturer's liability, as well as environmental and construction law.
Over the years, he has developed a specialized expertise in complex and technical disputes, namely in the areas of engineering and construction. Most notably, Nicolas has experience advising companies on various subjects regarding the development and design of mechanical and structural components, especially in the areas of wind energy and aeronautics. He also acts for engineers in civil litigation matters.
Over the course of his career, Nicolas has participated in many international arbitrations, including one conducted under the International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Rules.
Recently, Nicolas has been particularly active in the area of public-private partnerships (infrastructure), having advised on and represented major players in large infrastructure projects, including the completion of Highway 30 in Québec.
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.