André’s practice encompasses banking litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, construction litigation, shareholder remedies and disputes, mortgage remedies and general commercial litigation.

André Ducasse

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Partner

Commercial Litigation
,
Insurance Law

613-782-3225
aducasse@solowaywright.com

Assistant

Roxanne Chapman
613-236-0111 ext. 3189
rchapman@solowaywright.com

André joined Soloway Wright LLP in 2015 as a Commercial Litigation Lawyer in Ottawa and practices in both official languages.  Prior to joining Soloway Wright, André worked in large national law firms for fifteen years.  André’s  specialized practice encompasses banking litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, commercial restructurings, construction litigation, shareholder remedies and disputes, mortgage remedies, franchise disputes and commercial tenancies. 

André’s practice also encompasses insurance defence litigation, including personal injury and property claims, claims against directors and officers and errors and omissions claims.

André has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario in a variety of commercial disputes.  He regularly represents financial institutions including chartered banks and trust companies, insurance companies and bankruptcy trustee firms.  André has also appeared before various boards and tribunals.

Year of Call to Bar

2001

Education

  • MA/LLB (magna cum laude), offered jointly by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law (1999)
  • BA (Hons.), Concordia University (1995)

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Member, Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO)
  • Member, County of Carleton Law Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Conferences, Publications, Presentations, & Seminars

  • Lecturer and author on a number of litigation issues, including injunctive relief and other equitable remedies, motions for summary judgment, receivership applications, fraud investigations and remedies, mortgage remedies and enforcement, creditors' rights, asset recovery, restructuring and insolvency issues, the enforcement of domestic and foreign judgments and arbitral awards, as well as various procedural issues.
  • Lecturer and author on various insurance defence issues.