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Liviu Kaufman

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Public Procurement

  • Successfully defended the City of Montréal against an attempt by potential bidders to halt and cancel a C$100-million snow removal public procurement process

  • Successfully challenged the attempt of a losing bidder to access the proprietary and confidential information contained in the winning bid of a major medical device manufacturer

  • Successfully represented a VoIP provider's challenge of its disqualification in the context of a public procurement process involving a health institution

Manufacturing

  • Currently represents Israel's largest food manufacturer in a multimillion dollar contract termination claim against one of its former North American distributors

  • Represented a major signage system manufacturer in a litigation with its former distributor for breach of contract

Life Sciences

  • Acted for a major franchisor in the pharmaceutical industry in a dispute against one of its franchisees surrounding the validity of a portion of its royalty clause

  • Acted for a well-known manufacturer of medical devices in its defence of an important contract termination claim

Construction

  • Acted for the plaintiff in an action for latent defects following a real estate transaction

  • Acted for a developer and manufacturer of aerospace and advanced technology product in its multimillion dollar termination claim against a significant aircraft manufacturer

Financial Institution

  • Assisted in the restructuring of a business under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act

  • Represented a credit-card-issuing financial institution with regards to claims under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Professional Activities

Liviu is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Canadian Bar Association. He has taught business law to second-year students at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law and is regularly asked to speak on public procurement matters, including at the continuous education programs offered by the Quebec Bar.

Liviu sits or has sat on various boards of directors, including those of an arts festival taking place every summer in Montréal, a not-for-profit organization involved in the field of social perinatology, and the Québec Street Food Association. He is also a former elected member of the board of directors of the Young Bar Association of Montréal.

Education
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 2005
LL.B., Université de Montréal - 2003
Exchange Program, Universidad Panamericana - 2003
Exchange Program, China University of Political Science and Law
B.A. (Political Science and Economics), McGill University - 2000
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