Brady practises commercial litigation and arbitration, and specializes in international trade law. Brady has represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia, at the Federal Court of Canada, and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. His focus is on regulatory controversy, public law, cross-border disputes, contractual disputes, class actions, and complex international trade and sanctions issues. He also regularly acts for clients in domestic and international arbitrations.
Brady has a PhD in law from Trinity College, the University of Dublin, and is an adjunct professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia.
International Trade, Sanctions and Controversy
Brady has provided counsel in relation to complex international trade issues including sanctions, import and export restrictions and controls, trade remedies, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border disputes. Some of Brady's recent experience includes:
Lead counsel for subsidiaries of Capstone Infrastructure Corp. before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in anti-dumping proceedings concerning imports of wind towers (Certain Wind Towers, NQ-2023-001)
Counsel for the world's largest fast-food brand on Canadian sanctions law in relation to the divestment of its business in Russia
Counsel for various businesses regarding international forced and child labour compliance
Counsel to Wayfair LLC before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in anti-dumping proceedings concerning imports of upholstered domestic furniture (Certain Upholstered Domestic Seating, NQ-2021-002)
Counsel to Canadian Pacific Railway Company before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in anti-dumping proceedings concerning imports of transport container chassis (Certain Container Chassis, NQ-2021-005)
Counsel to an industrial equipment manufacturer regarding a cross-border contractual dispute involving conflicts of laws and sanctions against Russia
Counsel to a big four accounting firm on trade and sanctions compliance in relation to sanctions against Russia and Syria
Counsel to a big four Canadian bank on trade and sanctions compliance in relation to property of subsidiaries indirectly owned by sanctioned persons
Counsel to a leading aerospace innovation corporation on trade and sanctions issues in a multinational merger
Counsel to a leading international accounting firm on sanctions compliance for business operations and services provided in the Middle East
Counsel to Canadian and international exporters and importers on international trade and investment agreements such as CETA and NAFTA
Counsel to a multinational health products manufacturer in respect of sanctions on trade with Iran
Counsel to a multinational logistics company in respect of sanctions relating to Cuba and Iran
Counsel to clients in the oil & gas and manufacturing industries regarding the implications of trade sanctions against Russia
Counsel to the Veterans Transition Network with respect to its operations to (successfully) evacuate over 2,600 refugees from Afghanistan
Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Some of Brady’s recent representative commercial litigation matters include:
Arbitration counsel to an owner in defending a C$1.25-billion ICC arbitration claim regarding construction of energy infrastructure
Counsel to Bausch Health Companies Inc. and Valeant Canada LP in a putative class action brought on behalf of all Canadian federal and provincial governments relating to the marketing and sale of medication containing opioids (The Province of British Columbia v. Apotex Inc., et al.)
Counsel to Mowi Canada West Inc. in a judicial review before the Federal Court of the federal government's decision to prohibit aquaculture licence renewals in the Discovery Islands region of British Columbia (Mowi Canada West Inc. et al. v. Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard)
Arbitration counsel to a Canadian aviation company in an ICC arbitration claim relating to the export of a military aircraft to a foreign buyer
Arbitration counsel to a federation of municipalities in an arbitration dispute regarding the operation of certain public infrastructure
Counsel to a multinational industrial manufacturing corporation in a class action involving statutory causes of action, tort claims, and conflicts of law
Counsel to a leading Canadian mental health charity with respect to contested intellectual property
Counsel to a Canadian financial institution in a contractual dispute over a security agreement
Counsel to a property developer in a dispute with a primary contractor
Counsel to a multinational goods manufacturer in a commercial leasing dispute
Counsel to an intervenor in a B.C. constitutional reference on the application of provincial and federal laws to cross-border undertakings
Brady has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
Brady is an adjunct professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has also been a guest lecturer in international trade law and a moot coach for UBC's Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team.
Brady frequently publishes in his areas of expertise. He is the author of The Constitutional Boundaries of European Fiscal Federalism (Cambridge University Press, 2022), and he has written articles on international topics for leading academic journals, including the European Law Review and the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.
Brady is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters, Canadian Bar Association, the Vancouver Bar Association, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, the Centre of European Legal Studies, and the Irish Society for European Law.
- Co-author : Ontario Court Declines to Set Aside Arbitral Award Despite Reasonable Apprehension of Arbitrator’s Bias
Blakes Bulletin on Arbitration, December 6, 2023.
- Co-author : United Kingdom Signs On to Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
Blakes Bulletin on Investment Treaty Arbitration, July 17, 2023.
- Co-author : Parliament Passes Bill S-211: The New Forced Labour and Supply Chain Reporting Law
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade, May 3, 2023.
- Co-author : Update on Canadian Sanctions Against Russia: One Year On From the Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade, March 6, 2023.
- Co-author : First Court Decision to Interpret Sanctions Against Russia Adopts Broad Interpretation of Corporate “Control”
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade / Financial Services Regulatory, January 4, 2023.
- Co-author : Update on Canadian Sanctions and Other Economic Measures Against Russia
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade / Financial Services Regulatory, April 4, 2022.
- Author : The Constitutional Boundaries of European Fiscal Federalism
Cambridge University Press, 2022.
- Co-author : Canada Imposes Extensive New Sanctions and Other Economic Measures Against Russia
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade / Financial Services Regulatory, February 28, 2022.
- Author : A Sceptical Analysis of the Enforcement of ISDS Awards in the EU Following the Decision of the CJEU on CETA
European Investment Law and Arbitration Review, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 92-145, December 11, 2020.
- Co-author : How COVID-19 Is Impacting Canada-U.S. Border Crossings
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade, March 24, 2020.
- Author : Tax Competition and Harmonisation under EU Law: Economic Realities and Legal Rules
European Law Review, 39(6): 790, December, 2014.
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2018
PhD, Trinity College, University of Dublin – 2017
LLM, Trinity College, University of Dublin – 2013
LLB, University of Manchester – 2012
BA, University of British Columbia – 2009