Soudeh Alikhani is a senior associate in the Commercial Litigation Group of our Montréal office and specializes in Aboriginal law. Prior to joining BLG, Soudeh practiced at a boutique Aboriginal law firm in Montréal where she advised Aboriginal governments and organizations and was heavily involved in Aboriginal and treaty rights litigation, as well as treaty-related negotiations with the federal and provincial governments. As such, she has appeared before the Federal Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Using her educational background in international law, Soudeh is actively involved in NGO advocacy before United Nations bodies and human rights-related litigation before courts of international jurisdiction. Drawing on her experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and community economic development, Soudeh is also particularly interested in international and environmental aspects of indigenous rights associated to the land and resources.
Prior to being called to the Quebec Bar in 2012, Soudeh served as a judicial law clerk to three justices of the Federal Court of Canada.
Soudeh practices in English, French and Farsi. She also has a good understanding of Spanish and beginner level knowledge of Mohawk.