Alexandre W. Buswell is the Practice Group Leader of our Labour and Employment Law group in Montreal, whose practice focuses on all areas of labour and employment law, for both federally-regulated and provincially-regulated undertakings.
In employment law, Mr. Buswell is frequently called upon to advise and represent companies in the dismissal of both employees and executives. In addition, he often acts in disputes that give rise to issues relating to the non-competition and non-solicitation of clients and employees.
He also provides various companies with strategic project advice regarding collective labour relations, and acts for those companies before arbitration tribunals. Mr. Buswell is also active in the field of human rights.
Mr. Buswell specializes in litigation in the civil courts, as well as administrative law, which includes judicial review, injunction-related matters and appeal cases. He also possesses in-depth knowledge of constitutional law, an area in which he works regularly.
Mr. Buswell is frequently called upon to represent clients before arbitration tribunals, the Administrative Labour Tribunal, labour relations division, the Canada Industrial Relations Board and the civil courts, including the Federal Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal for Quebec and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Buswell has also developed a particular expertise with respect to the interpretation and application of the Charter of the French Language (the "Charter"), mainly as it relates to the potential impact of the Charter on the operations of employers having activities in the Province of Québec.
Mr. Buswell has written numerous articles on labour and employment law, in addition to authoring a paper on Crown immunity with respect to legislation. He is regularly invited to act as a lecturer and teaches at McGill University.
Mr. Buswell joined BLG after having practiced in another national firm, where he was the Practice Group Leader of the Labour and Employment group for the Province of Quebec.
He completed a clerkship at the Federal Court of Canada and worked at the Public Law Research Centre of the Université de Montréal.