Daniel Grodinsky

Partner

Montréal
DGrodinsky@blg.com
514.954.2503

Daniel’s practice focuses on commercial and securities litigation and arbitration, intellectual property and regulatory investigations. His expertise includes:

  • contract disputes
  • insurance defense
  • product liability
  • transportation law 
  • drafting arbitration clauses
Daniel appears regularly before the Court of Appeal of Québec, the Superior Court of Québec, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. 

He is fluent in English and French.
 

Experience

  • Acted for Triple M Metal in its joint venture with ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada to create Integrated Metal Recycling Inc.
  • Successfully obtained a series of injunctions and seizure orders to shut down a network of companies illicitly reselling software on behalf of a leading software manufacturer.
  • Successfully obtained an Anton Piller order to recover confidential information stolen via industrial espionage.
  • Cortefiel S.A. v. Gildan Apparel (Canada) LP, 2014 FCA 255; Eclectic Edge Inc v. Gildan Apparel (Canada) LP, 2015 FC 1332: Successfully opposed a number of trademark applications which were held to be confusing with the SECRET  family of trademarks. 
  • Successfully obtained a C$1.1M arbitration award as well as full indemnity for costs for Honeywell International. The arbitration in Montréal arose out of the sale of the Canadian assets of EMS (now a division of Honeywell) to Advantech. The counterclaim was also dismissed.
  • T.Co Metals LLC v. Vessel "Federal EMS," 2011 FC 291): Successfully obtained a stay of proceedings before the Federal Court in favour of arbitration in New York on a decision deciding a novel point of Canadian maritime law. 
  • Successfully defended an arbitration claim by the charterers of a vessel against its owners while obtaining full indemnity for the client. The claim arose from the owners' decision to refuse delivery to an unsafe port.
  • Counsel for the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney before the Oliphant Commission in 2008.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, steering committee, Young Members Group, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society

Community Involvement

  • Active fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Québec through a series of ultra-endurance competitions
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2008
  • LLB, Dalhousie University, 2007
  • LLB, Université Laval, 2006
  • BA, McGill University, 2004