Focus On

Commercial litigator Tardif new partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 1:53 PM | By John Chunn

Commercial litigator Anne Tardif has joined Gowling WLG as a partner in its Ottawa office.

Tardif, who was previously a partner at CazaSaikaley, has a broad litigation practice that encompasses a wide range of areas, including commercial and procurement matters, environmental claims, shareholder disputes, professional liability, and construction, tax, agricultural, municipal and public law.

Fluently bilingual, Tardif represents clients in both English and French. As part of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, Tardif will divide her time between general commercial litigation matters and the firm’s Canadian medical protective association provincial counsel group.

Tardif has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and Alberta, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, and several administrative tribunals, including the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Tribunal. She has also represented clients in a number of commercial arbitrations.

“We’re delighted that Anne has joined our firm-wide litigation team,” said Peter Lukasiewicz, CEO of Gowling WLG Canada. “With her extensive experience as a litigator, she is ideally positioned to advise our clients on litigation risk and advocate their position in court.”

Outside her practice, Tardif teaches trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa, and regularly serves as a judge at the annual Laskin constitutional-administrative moot court competition. She is also an active member of The Advocates’ Society, the County of Carleton Law Association and the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario).

Prior to entering private practice, Tardif clerked for former justice Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada.