Jean Robert on Private International Law - The Power of a State Court to Grant Provisional or Conservatory Measures, Where an Arbitrator has Jurisdiction (PDF)
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Some courts may grant relief such as interlocutory injunctions, Anton Pillar orders and pre-judgment seizure. Without such relief, pursuing a claim may be fruitless, irreparable damage may be done, documents or assets may vanish. A Quebec court ruled that where contracting parties are bound by an arbitration clause, courts do not have power to issue an interlocutory injunction. Jefagro Technologies inc. vs. Vetagro s.p.a.  QCCS 2945.
Jean G. Robert is a graduate of the University of Montreal law faculty and became a member of the Quebec Bar in 1975. His areas of practice focus on the following:
-Litigation, domestic and international, labour and employment law
-Dealing with situations involving conflicts of laws and of jurisdictions
-Obtaining the recognition of and enforcing foreign arbitration awards and regular court judgments
He has acted as plaintiff as well defense counsel for business corporations, foreign governments and individuals. Mr. Robert has been a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He was an active member of the World Trade Center and through its committees focused mainly on international trade disputes. He is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian-German Lawyers Association and was a speaker at many of the association's yearly conventions on different topics including labour and commercial litigation.
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