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Brady Gordon

Brady Gordon
Brady Gordon Associate | Vancouver
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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

Awards & Recognition

Brady has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)

Professional Activities

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.

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Education

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

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