Horia Bundaru

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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Horia Bundaru

Horia Bundaru

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Biography

Horia Bundaru acts for large corporations and financial institutions in complex legal disputes, primarily in commercial law, construction law and energy law.

Mr. Bundaru has pleaded before the Quebec courts, the Federal Court of Canada and arbitration boards. He is president of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec branch, and sits on the executive committee of its construction law section. He  is a very active member of the legal community, including the Bar of Montreal, where he chaired the Salon visez droit committee.

Mr. Bundaru has an in-depth knowledge of the legal system. In addition to teaching civil procedure as part of the Quebec Bar Admission Course, he is chair of the liaison committee of the Bar of Montreal with the Court of Appeal and outgoing chair of the liaison committee with the Superior Court of Quebec in Civil Matters.

Mr. Bundaru regularly speaks at conferences and gives training, notably in construction law.

He was named one of the best speakers at the Charles-Rousseau international law moot competition in 2005 and directed the McGill University Faculty of Law moot team from 2007 to 2011. In 2011, Mr. Bundaru was named best speaker at the French public speaking contest of The Junior Bar Association of Montreal and won first place (ex aequo) at the Prix Paris-Montréal de la Francophonie.

Mr. Bundaru chairs the Students and Stagiaires Committee of our Montreal office.


Professional experience

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B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2005

  • Quebec 2006

Mr. Bundaru has acted for the following clients recently:

  • Hydro-Québec in two major historical disputes with Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Ltd., as well as in connection with several litigation matters arising from the construction of the La Romaine hydroelectric complex
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc., in numerous contract disputes pertaining primarily to construction law
  • Loto-Québec, in connection with various contractual and regulatory litigation and disputes
  • CDPQ Infra Inc., in connection with two litigation matters regarding the REM light-rail project
  • Royal Bank of Canada, with various contractual disputes
  • Bombardier Inc., with various contractual disputes
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada: Litigation Star 2022
  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers, 2022 
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2021-2022: recommended in Construction Law; Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Special Edition, 2021: leading lawyers in infrastructure
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2019: Leading Lawyers to Watch in Construction Law
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada: Future Star 2021
  • Prix de la relève Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, a prize awarded to emerging talent (2012)
  • First place (ex aequo) at the Prix Paris-Montréal de la Francophonie (2011)
  • Prize for best speaker at the French public speaking contest of The Junior Bar Association of Montreal (2011)

 

  • Chair, 2021 Canadian Bar Association Construction and Infrastructure Law Online Symposium.
  • "COVID-19 : impacts sur les contrats commerciaux," webinar, communauté Zù, April 30, 2020.
  • "L'hypothèque légale dans les projets de construction et d'infrastructure : une sûreté suffisante?" 30th Construction Superconference, The Canadian Institute,  November 27, 2019.
  • "Règles en matières civiles et actions collectives dans les nouvelles Directives du district de Montréal" (with the Honourable Benoît Emery, JSC and the Honourable Chantal Chatelain, JSC), Seminar of the Superior Court/Bar of Montreal, June 10, 2019.
  • "L'hypothèque légale en droit de la construction - où en sommes-nous?" (with M.-P. Desmeules), CBA-Québec conference lunch, Construction division, November 7, 2017.
  • "La gestion de l'instance à la Cour supérieure de Montréal : où en sommes-nous?" (with the Honourable Jean-François Michaud, JSC), Seminar of the Superior Court/Bar of Montreal, May 11, 2017.
  • Canadian Bar Association, Quebec branch
    • Board of directors (since 2019)
      • Member (since 2019)
      • Chair (since 2021)
    • Construction law section
      • Member (since 2017)
      • Chair (2020-2021)
  • Bar of Montreal
    • Liaison committee with the Quebec Superior Court, Civil Division
    • Member (2015-2020)
    • Chair (2017-2020)
  • Liaison committee with the Court of Appeal
    • Member (since 2020)
    • Chair (since 2021)
  • Salon VISEZ DROIT committee
    • Member (2014-2021)
    • Chair (2016-2018)
    • Chair of the ad hoc 2020 Salon Visez Droit committee (2018-2019)
  • The Advocates' Society
    • Member (since 2018)
  • Théâtre La Licorne (since 2012)
    • Member, board of directors (2012-2020)