André Ducasse


  • Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance Law


About André

Andre is a partner in Ottawa and practices in both official languages. Andre’s practice primarily encompasses banking, insolvency and restructuring litigation, representing major financial institutions, including chartered banks, credit unions and trust companies, as well as licensed insolvency trustee firms. Andre has extensive experience in complex insolvencies, receiverships and restructurings, and has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario in such matters, including Commercial List proceedings.

Andre also has extensive experience in commercial litigation matters, including construction litigation, shareholder remedies and disputes, franchise disputes and commercial tenancies.

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

Andre is a co-managing partner of the firm and is featured by Best Lawyers in the areas of and insolvency and financial restructuring law, and corporate and commercial litigation.

Call to Bar 2001


  • 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)


Ottawa Office


English, French

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

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


  • 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.