Ayse Dalli is a partner in our Litigation Group in Montréal. Her practice focuses mainly on civil and commercial litigation, including professional liability, administrative law, construction law and product liability. She regularly pleads before the civil courts in Quebec as well as administrative and professional tribunals. Her strategic advice is sought in complex and high-stakes matters.
Ayse has a wide range of civil and commercial litigation experience, including with respect to representing and/or advising the following types of clients:
- Professionals, including doctors, in malpractice litigation and disciplinary matters;
- Financial institutions in complex and high-profile litigation matters, including injunctions;
- Real estate, transportation and construction companies in various litigation matters and disputes, including deficiency claims, contractual disputes, negotiation of contracts, insurance coverage issues and arbitration proceedings;
- Universities with internal and external disputes, including litigious matters and administrative law issues;
- American companies and law firms on Quebec law and civil procedure, particularly with respect to product liability.
Ayse chairs the Board of the MT Foundation, which supports a wide range of charitable organizations. Ayse also chairs the national Sopinka Cup Organizing Committee and co-chairs the annual Guy-Guérin Mooting Competition on trial advocacy skills, both of which are sponsored by the Advocates' Society and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Ayse is an active member of the firm’s Recruitment, Student, and Pro Bono Committees. She is co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative she piloted to promote women leaders within the firm. She has been recognized as a top mentor by students, articling students, associates and junior partners. She is also a mentor as part of the firm’s indigenous mentorship program, which she spearheaded with the collaboration of the Martin Family Initiative.
Ayse received her BCL and her LL.B. from McGill University in 2002. Prior to that, she received her BA (Honours in Political Science/Minor in Canadian Studies) from McGill University (1998). Ayse speaks fluent English, French and Turkish.