Horia Bundaru

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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Horia Bundaru

Horia Bundaru

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Biography

Horia Bundaru handles all aspects of civil and commercial litigation. He has acted 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 currently chairs the liaison committee with the Quebec Superior Court, Civil Division of the Montreal Bar and sits on the construction law section executive committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec branch.

Mr. Bundaru gives seminars and training sessions regularly, particularly in construction law. He teaches civil procedure at the Quebec Bar school and is a very active member of the legal community, including the Bar of Montreal, where he has chaired the Salon visez droit committee.

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 Young 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 the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright.


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. and, in particular, in connection with various litigation files arising from the construction of the La Romaine hydroeletric complex
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc., in numerous contract disputes pertaining primarily to construction law
  • Loto-Québec, in connection with various contractual and regulatory litigation files and disputes
  • CDPQ Infra Inc., in connection with two litigation files arising from the réseau express métropolitain (REM) project
  • Royal Bank of Canada, in connection with various contractual disputes
  • Bombardier Inc., in connection with various contractual disputes
  • Groupe Montoni, in particular in construction litigation

 

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2019: Leading Lawyers to Watch in Construction Law
  • 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 Young Bar Association of Montreal (2011)

"La gestion de l'instance à la Cour supéreure de Montréal : où en sommes-nous?" (with the Honourable Jean-François Michaud, JSC), Seminar of the Superior Court / Bar of Montreal, May 11, 2017

"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

"Règles en matières civiles et actions collectives dans les nouvelles Directives du district de Montréal" (with the Honourable B.Emery, JSC and the Honourable Chantal Chatelain, JSC), Seminar of the Superior Court / Bar of Montreal, June 10, 2019

"Les risques et défis de la sous-traitance dans un chantier de construction: comment allouer contractuellement les droits et obligations légales des parties" (with C. Bucci and M. Abdelsayed, Deloitte), Work session, Superconférence sur la construction, The Canadian Institute, November 26, 2019 (upcoming)

"L'hypothèque légale dans les projets de construction: une sûreté suffisante?", Conférence principale, Superconférence sur la construction, The Canadian Institute, November 27, 2019 (upcoming)

 

  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Member, construction law section executive committee, Quebec branch (since 2017)
  • Montreal Bar Association
    • Liaison committee with the Quebec Superior Court, Civil Division
      • Member (since 2015)
      • Chair (since 2017)
    • Salon VISEZ DROIT committee
      • Member (since 2014)
      • 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 of the board of directors (since 2012)