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Brady Gordon

Brady Gordon
Brady Gordon Associate | Vancouver
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International Trade and Sanctions

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 involving conflicts of laws. Some of Brady’s recent experience includes acting as counsel to:

  • One of the world’s largest fast-food brands on Canadian sanctions law in relation to the divestment of its business in Russia

  • Wayfair LLC before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in anti-dumping proceedings concerning imports of upholstered domestic furniture

  • Subsidiaries of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in anti-dumping proceedings concerning imports of wind towers from China

  • An industrial equipment manufacturer regarding a cross-border contractual dispute involving conflicts of laws and sanctions against Russia

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

  • A big four Canadian bank on trade and sanctions compliance in relation to property of subsidiaries indirectly owned by sanctioned persons

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

  • A leading 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

  • Clients in the oil & gas industry and manufacturing industry regarding the implications of trade sanctions against Russia

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

Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Some of Brady’s recent representative commercial litigation matters include being counsel for:

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

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

  • Bausch Health and Valeant in a class action relating to the marketing and sale of products containing opioids (The Province of British Columbia v. Apotex Inc., et al.)

  • Arbitration counsel to an owner in respect of an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration claim in connection with the construction of a significant pipeline project

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

  • 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

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, the Irish Society for European Law, and the Society for Legal Scholars.


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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