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Brady Gordon

Brady Gordon
Brady Gordon Associate | Vancouver
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International Trade

Brady has provided counsel in relation to complex international trade issues including sanctions, import and export restrictions and controls, trade remedies, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including advising:

  • A multinational restaurant and food services group with respect to sanctions against Russia affecting its international business in Europe

  • A multinational accounting firm on trade and sanctions compliance in relation to sanctions against Russia affecting enterprises in Canada

  • A leading aerospace innovation corporation on trade and sanctions issues in a multinational merger

  • A leading Canadian consumer retailer in relation to an anti-dumping investigation of foreign goods

  • A major international accounting firm on sanctions compliance for business operations and services provided in the Middle East

  • Canadian and international exporters and importers on international trade and investment agreements such as CETA and NAFTA

  • A multinational health products manufacturer in respect of sanctions on trade with Iran

  • A multinational logistics company regarding the implications of trade sanctions relating to Cuba and Iran

  • Multinational professional services firm on the potential impacts of Canadian trade sanctions on services provided to businesses in Russia and Syria

  • An international non-profit organization in relation to international sanctions compliance with respect to its operations evacuating refugees from Afghanistan

Commercial Litigation

Recent representative commercial litigation matters include being counsel for:

  • Mowi Canada West in obtaining a Federal Court injunction in respect of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans' decision to end transfers of fish into two licensed aquaculture facilities in coastal British Columbia

  • Mowi Canada West in a judicial review before the Federal Court of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans' decision to prohibit acquaculture licence renewals in the Discovery Islands region of British Columbia

  • A public body in an arbitration dispute involving claims for delay, disruption and breach of contract in connection with the construction of significant energy infrastructure

  • A public body in an arbitration dispute regarding the operation of public infrastructure

  • A multinational pharmaceutical corporation in a class action involving statutory causes of action, tort claims, and constitutional law

  • A multinational industrial manufacturing corporation in a class action involving statutory causes of action, tort claims, and conflicts of law

  • A significant B.C. employer in discriminations claims under the B.C. Human Rights Code

  • A leading Canadian mental health charity with respect to intellectual property

  • A financial institution in a contractual dispute over a security agreement

  • A property developer in a dispute with a primary contractor

  • A multinational goods manufacturer in a commercial leasing dispute

  • An intervenor in a B.C. constitutional reference on the application of Provincial and Federal laws to cross-border undertakings

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, including publishing a book on European constitutional law for Cambridge University Press. He has also written articles on international topics for leading academic journals, including the European Law Review and the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.

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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