Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada

Corporate Commercial


London
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Harvey T. Strosberg, QC

Sutts, Strosberg LLP

 
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Scott Ritchie, QC

Siskinds LLP

 
Quebec City
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Jacques Larochelle

Jacques Larochelle, Avocat

 
Toronto
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Adrian C. Lang

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (416) 869-5653
Fax: (416) 947-0866
Adrian C. Lang is a partner with the Litigation Group in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott. Her practice concentrates on corporate commercial litigation, securities litigation and class-action litigation. She is also recognized by The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (for litigation class actions, securities litigation, corporate commercial litigation and directors and officers litigation), Benchmark Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. She was named one of Lexpert®’s “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” in 2008. She sits on the Advisory Board of Class Action Defence Quarterly and is a past board member of The Advocates’ Society. She has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching class actions, and a guest lecturer at Osgoode’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Course. She is the current chair of the Board of Canadian Stage. She has spoken at various conferences on numerous topics, including on securities litigation, commercial litigation and class action litigation.
 
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Alan H. Mark

Goodmans LLP

Phone: (416) 597-4264
Fax: (416) 979-1234
Partner in the Litigation group at Goodmans. Practice includes corporate-commercial litigation, class actions and electricity law and regulation. Corporate-commercial litigation practice focuses on corporate governance, corporate finance, securities, financial services, and restructuring and insolvency. Class action practice includes securities, product liability and environmental claims. Also carries on a substantial electricity and regulatory practice, regularly representing clients in the electricity sector before the Ontario Energy Board and the courts. Has appeared at all levels of the Ontario and Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, before the courts of several other provinces and before various administrative tribunals. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a director and President of The Advocates’ Society. Frequent speaker and CLE instructor. Recommended counsel in numerous leading directories and was named Canada’s Energy/Resource “Litigator of the Year” at the first Benchmark Canada Awards in 2013.
 
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Alan J. Lenczner, QC

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-3090
Fax: (416) 865-9010
Founding partner. Widely acknowledged as one of Canada’s leading litigators, Alan Lenczner has applied his advocacy skills to yield precedent-setting decisions in nearly every area of civil litigation. Drawing on four decades of experience in complex litigation matters, he appears regularly before courts at all levels across the country, as well as administrative tribunals. He has also appeared as counsel before the High Court and the Court of Appeal in the UK and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. A frequent lecturer on a broad range of legal subjects, Lenczner has helped to guide a generation of lawyers.
 
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Alan L.W. D’Silva

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (416) 869-5204
Fax: (416) 947-0866
Senior partner in the Toronto office’s Litigation Group. Recognized by Canadian Lawyer in 2013 as one of the 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. Diverse commercial litigation practice with extensive trial and appeal experience before all levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. Practice emphasizes defence of class actions, corporate/commercial disputes, securities, shareholder/oppression cases, insurance, auditors’ negligence, professional negligence and directors’ & officers’ liability. Frequently acts in significant public policy and constitutional matters. Numerous recognitions, including The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and Corporate INTL’s “50 Best Lawyers in Canada.” Frequent speaker and author of more than 50 legal articles and co-author of two legal texts. Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto, and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.
 
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Benjamin Zarnett

Goodmans LLP

Phone: (416) 597-4204
Fax: (416) 979-1234
Partner. Practices as trial and appellate counsel, emphasizing commercial cases involving public companies, financial institutions and government. Has practiced before the SCC, FCC, all levels of courts in Ontario and many administrative tribunals. Lead counsel in some of the most important, high-profile cases that have recently been decided in Canada, including the litigation involving the restructuring of the Asset-Backed Commercial Paper market, the contest over the acquisition of BCE, the Danier Leather class action, and the Indalex priority dispute. Awarded 2006 Law Society Medal (highest honor) by LSUC, the 2007 Award of Distinction by TLA for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the 2009 OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. Named “Toronto Litigator of the Year” for Bet-the-Company (2013/2010), Corporate/Commercial (2012) and Class Action (2011) by The Best Lawyers in Canada. Named “Ontario Litigator of the Year” at the 1st Benchmark Canada Awards (2013). Past President of the TAS(O). ACTL Fellow. Extensive list of publications and public speeches.
 
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Brian P. Bellmore

Bellmore & Moore

 
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Bryan Finlay, QC

WeirFoulds LLP

Phone: (416) 947-5011
Fax: (416) 365-1876
“Mr Finlay, with his usual consummate skill...” (Ontario Court of Appeal). Bryan Finlay, QC, is a senior trial and appellate counsel. Finlay is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an honorary overseas member of the Commercial Bar Association (England and Wales). He clerked for Justice Spence, Supreme Court of Canada. Finlay is identified in Chambers Global and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in four categories: corporate commercial litigation, directors’ and officers’ liability, securities litigation and public law litigation; The 2006 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada; the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading 100 Canada/US Cross-Border Litigators in Canada; Lexpert®ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers; the Best Lawyers in Canada (in six categories) and recognized in the prestigious category of “Bet-the-Company” litigators in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators, Law Business Research and PLC’s Global Counsel 3000. Finlay was awarded the prestigious Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation in 2012.
 
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C. Clifford Lax, QC, LSM

Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

 
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Charles F. Scott

Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

 
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Chris G. Paliare, OO, LSM

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Phone: (416) 646-4318
Fax: (416) 646-4301
One of Canada’s premier litigators both at trial and appellate levels; shareholder disputes, securities litigation, administrative law, Charter of Rights and Freedoms and constitutional litigation, class actions, employment law, labor law, pension litigation and white-collar criminal law. Fellow, IATL (Eastern Canadian Chair); Fellow, ISB; Fellow, ACTL and former Ontario Provincial Chair; honorary member of COMBAR; certified by the LSUC as a Specialist in Civil Litigation; Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Consistently listed in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading 100 US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers; The Lexpert® Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Mondaq’s Employment Lawyers; Euromoney’s Expert Guide to Global Labor and Employment Lawyers. LLB, Osgoode Hall (1970); LLM, University of Texas at Austin (1971). Called to the Ontario Bar (1973), with honors.
 
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Christopher D. Bredt

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Phone: (416) 367-6165
Fax: (416) 361-7063
Senior litigation partner and national leader of BLG’s Public Law Group. Practice involves a broad range of civil litigation, including commercial disputes, directors’ and officers’ duties and liability, shareholder, oppression and other corporate disputes, securities, class actions, constitutional and administrative law issues. Has appeared as counsel before all levels of the courts in Ontario, and before the Federal Court of Appeal, British Columbia Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, and numerous administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission. Served as law clerk to the Honorable Justice W.R. McIntyre, Supreme Court of Canada, 1979–1980; Elected Bencher, The Law Society of Upper Canada, since 2008. Board of Trustees, Law Commission of Ontario. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Administrative and Public Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation). Recognized in the 2013 edition of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Commercial Litigation).
 
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David P. Chernos

Torys LLP

Phone: (416) 865-8246
Fax: (416) 865-7380
Practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on matters involving insolvency, corporate restructurings, income tax, directors’ liability and insurance, estates litigation and shareholders’ disputes in closely held companies. David Chernos has appeared as lead counsel before the Ontario trial courts, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. Before joining Torys’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, Chernos practiced for several years as a member of the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Recognized as one of Canada’s litigation lawyers to watch by the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada. Has written on bankruptcy issues in Canadian Bankruptcy Reports. Directorship, The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. Membership, The Advocates’ Society. LLB, 1991, Queen’s University; BA (Honors), 1988, University of Toronto; Ontario Bar, 1993.
 
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David R. Byers

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (416) 869-5697
Fax: (416) 861-0445
Partner and head of the firm’s Litigation Group in Toronto and co-chair of the practice nationally. Highly experienced in complex commercial litigation, including product liability, securities, insolvency and insurance, as well as in domestic and international arbitration. Extensive advocacy experience appearing before all levels of trial and appellate court in Ontario. Acts for companies and their management in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, financial services and tobacco. Has acted for both lenders and debtors in several court-supervised restructurings. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada; the International Who’s Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers and Commercial Litigators; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory; and The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.
 
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David W. Kent

McMillan LLP

Phone: (416) 865-7143
Fax: (416) 865-7048
David Kent is Co-Chair of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group and Co-Chair of its Class Action Practice, and a member of its Competition and IP groups. His practice emphasizes complex litigation, including competition, copyright, commercial and regulatory disputes. His extensive class action experience includes more than 40 national cases involving competition, consumer, privacy and securities claims in a wide range of industries, raising issues including cross-border discovery, settlement and certification. He has been counsel in many competition cases, including more than 25 cartel class actions (e.g., vitamins, rubber chemicals, cross-border vehicle sales, credit cards, e-books, Gmail and computer components such as DRAM, SRAM, LCDs and CRTs), as well as private actions, contested mergers and Competition Bureau investigations. Kent taught ADR at Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto) and Queen’s University Law School (Kingston) for nine years. Member, CBA, IPIC and ABA (section on antitrust). LLB (Hons.) and Dean’s Key, University of Toronto. Ontario Bar (1983).
 
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Earl A. Cherniak, QC

Lerners LLP

Phone: (416) 601-2350
Fax: (416) 867-2402
Regarded by the Canadian Litigation Bar as one of the country’s leading counsel and arbitrators. Extensive trial and appellate experience in complex litigation involving a wide range of areas, including commercial disputes, constitutional challenges, arbitrations, insurance, securities, professional responsibility, product liability and appeals. Wide experience as a commercial arbitrator. Chair of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS) (2010‒2013). Has written and spoken frequently at continuing legal education programs in Canada and the US. Fellow of the ACTL (1982) and the IATL (1987). Elected bencher of the LSUC and Chair of its proceedings authorization committee (1999–2007). Past President of the TAS(O). Appointed QC in 1974. Member of the Ontario Bar.
 
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F. Paul Morrison

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 
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Glenn Smith

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-2927
Fax: (416) 865-2853
Founding partner. Glenn Smith has a diverse commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on class actions and complex insurance litigation. He has been retained on some of the most significant insurance law cases in Canada. He has a special interest in product liability and cases involving insurance coverage of corporate directors and officers as well as the legal dimensions of technology. Smith was on the Ontario Task Force for implementing the Ontario e-Discovery Guidelines. He frequently lectures to professional organizations on e-discovery, technology and the law. He has taught trial advocacy for many years and is a certified mediator.
 
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Gordon D. Capern

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Phone: (416) 646-4311
Fax: (416) 646-4301
Senior partner of Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP, and a leader of its corporate and commercial litigation practice. Director of The Advocates’ Society, and Vice Chair of its Standing Committee on Advocacy and Practice. Advises clients and acted as counsel in the resolution of disputes in many areas of corporate and commercial activity, including issues arising from complex commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions in a wide array of industries, liability of professional advisors (including auditors, accountants and lawyers), shareholder and partnership disputes, director, officer and employee litigation, with considerable expertise in their fiduciary obligations, and franchises and dealerships. Currently engaged as lead defense counsel in high-profile insider trading proceedings at the Ontario Securities Commission. Capern is recognized as a leading corporate commercial litigation lawyer in The 2014 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He is also ranked in Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution where he is described as “a very prominent and effective litigator” and as a “local litigation star” in Ontario by Benchmark Canada.
 
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James A. Hodgson

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Phone: (416) 216-2989
Fax: (416) 216-3930
James A. Hodgson practices commercial, corporate and civil litigation with emphasis on shareholders’ rights, class actions, construction law, product liability and professional liability. He has appeared as lead counsel in a wide variety of high-profile cases involving all aspects of commercial and securities law before the courts and the Ontario Securities Commission. Among other recognitions, he was ranked in Best Lawyers (2013) and in the 2012 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada for Litigation. Past President of The Advocates’ Society and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
 
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James C. Tory

Torys LLP

Phone: (416) 865-7391
Fax: (416) 865-7380
Practices business litigation with a particular focus on corporate and securities litigation. Has substantial experience in all levels of court in Ontario, the Ontario Securities Commission, and in commercial arbitrations and mediations. Recognized in Chambers Global and in Who’s Who Legal as a leading business litigator. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Member of the Editorial Board of Federated Press’s Corporate Litigation. Former instructor and team leader at Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop. Ontario Bar, 1983. BA (Law), 1979, Oxford University. LLB, 1981, University of Toronto.
 
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James D.G. Douglas

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Phone: (416) 367-6029
Fax: (416) 361-2747
Partner and Chair of BLG’s Securities Litigation Group. Extensive experience in securities litigation, including shareholder disputes, mergers & acquisitions litigation, broker liability suits, regulatory proceedings and prosecutions. Appears regularly as counsel before all levels of courts, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities industry regulatory bodies. Former senior investigation counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission. Frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to securities litigation and regulation, shareholders’ rights and broker liability. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.
 
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James H. Grout

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

Phone: (416) 304-0557
Fax: (416) 304-1313
Jim Grout is a founding partner of TGF who is internationally recognized for his expertise in the fields of insolvency, restructuring and related litigation. He has extensive experience in the automotive, insurance, mining, securities firms and hedge fund sectors and has represented the vast majority of the receivers of securities firms in Ontario. He regularly advises the Ontario Securities Commission on insolvency matters and has represented the Securities and Exchange Commission in cross-border proceedings. Grout is recognized as a leading restructuring and insolvency practitioner by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Practical Law Company’s Cross-Border Handbook, the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and Law Business Research’s Who’s Who International. He is a member of the Insolvency Section of the Ontario Bar Association, INSOL International and the Insolvency Institute of Canada. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1983.
 
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Jean G. Bertrand, AdE

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Phone: (514) 847-4401
Fax: (514) 286-5474
Jean G. Bertrand is a senior partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is the managing partner of the Norton Rose Fulbright Montréal office. He focuses on commercial and corporate litigation, as well as class actions and arbitration, and on administrative law, with emphasis on regulated activity such as competition, transportation, international trade and energy. He frequently appears before Québec and federal courts, as well as before regulatory boards. He has also appeared before parliamentary commissions and other government bodies regarding proposed changes to legislation or to government policies. He has extensive experience representing the Canadian and Québec governments in negotiations with First Nations people.
 
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Jeffrey S. Leon

Bennett Jones LLP

Phone: (416) 777-7472
Fax: (416) 863-1716
Co-Head of Litigation. General domestic, international and cross-border litigation practice before courts and arbitration tribunals. Extensive trial and appellate experience. Has acted in securities, commercial, corporate, class proceedings, product liability, professional negligence and administrative law matters. Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013); Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility (2010); and the Law Society Medal (2005). Past President of TAS(O); Regent and Fellow of the ACTL (past Vice Chair of the Access to Justice Committee, past Chair of the Ontario Province and the Canada–United States Committees); Director and Fellow of the IATL; Member of ISOB; Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Pro Bono Law Ontario; Honorary Member of COMBAR; Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by LSUC.
 
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Jessica A. Kimmel

Goodmans LLP

Phone: (416) 597-4219
Fax: (416) 979-1234
Partner. Significant experience in corporate commercial and securities litigation, shareholder remedies, professional negligence, and product liability. Has worked on significant restructuring matters and major securities, competition and product liability class actions and appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and in the SCC. Has also acted for significant participants in public and private takeover/oppression litigation and in matters before the Ontario and British Columbia Securities Commissions. In addition to The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory recognitions, also named a leading lawyer by the Lexpert® Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, by Chambers and PLC Which Lawyer? for dispute resolution and by The Best Lawyers in Canada for class action, corporate commercial and securities litigation. Ranked by Benchmark Canada as a “litigation star” for class actions, commercial litigation and securities. Founding chair of Goodmans’ professional standards and conflicts committee. Past President of the Toronto Lawyers’ Association.
 
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Joel Richler, FCIArb

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Phone: (416) 863-2735
Fax: (416) 863-2653
Partner and past Co-chair, Litigation Group, Toronto. Broad commercial litigation and arbitration (domestic and international) practice emphasizing contract disputes, corporate and shareholders’ remedies, professional liability, construction law, commercial real estate and insurance. Practiced before all levels of courts in Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia, including trial and appellate courts and the SCC. Has also appeared before many administrative tribunals and international/domestic arbitration panels. Acts as arbitrator and mediator. Published in several areas of his practice. Speaker at professional conferences, The Advocates’ Society, Ontario Centre for Advocacy Training. Member of CBA, ABA, and The Advocates’ Society. Certified by LSUC as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America. Users’ Council Member of London Court of Commercial Arbitration. Past Chair, Canadian Jewish Congress (Ontario). Admitted to Ontario Bar in 1980.
 
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John A. Campion

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-4357
Fax: (416) 364-7813
Recognized as one of Canada’s leading trial, arbitration and appellate counsel with more than 100 complex trials, applications and arbitrations, 80 administrative tribunal hearings, and 60 appeals, including the Canadian Provincial and Federal Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, in class-action defence, corporate, commercial, securities, injunctions, corporate governance, constitutional, product liability, mining, competition, energy and arbitration. Class actions include Bre-X for Nesbitt Burns, Boston Scientific, VIA Rail, Air Canada, UPS and The Dominion. Public inquiries include United Nations Oil for Food and Gomery Inquiry. Former President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, Chair of Fasken Martineau, Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall and the University of Toronto, President of the Empire Club, and a Director of the CBC. A frequent lecturer and author. Recognized in Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Practical Law Company, Euromoney and several Lexpert® publications. Called to the Bar in Ontario and Northwest Territories in 1974.
 
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John A. Keefe

Goodmans LLP

Phone: (416) 597-4268
Fax: (416) 979-1234
Litigation partner. Practices corporate commercial litigation. Emphasis on complex commercial international disputes, white-collar crime and securities fraud, and international arbitration. Counsel and arbitrator in many domestic and international arbitrations, including arbitration under the rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Zurich Chamber of Commerce and the International Commercial Arbitration Acts of Ontario and British Columbia. Member of the Canadian National Committee of the ICC and Panel member of ICDR. Also involved in matters relating to corporate governance, internal investigations, cross-border investigations, employee dishonesty, conflict of interest, money laundering and the bribery of foreign officials. Has appeared before the SCC, the FCC and all levels of court in Ontario and numerous administrative tribunals. Past Secretary of the Business Crime Committee of the IBA. Former Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Toronto Law School for more than 15 years. Ontario Bar, 1976.
 
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John B. Laskin

Torys LLP

Phone: (416) 865-7317
Fax: (416) 865-7380
Senior trial and appellate counsel. Broad business litigation practice with emphases on administrative and constitutional law, competition law, intellectual property and class actions. Appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada, in courts across Canada, in domestic and international arbitrations, and before administrative tribunals. Recognized as a leading commercial and public law litigator in publications including The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America. Speaks and writes regularly on public law, competition and civil litigation issues. Editor of civil cases for Canadian Charter of Rights Annotated. Before joining Torys, was associate professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Law. LLM, 1977, University of California. LLB (Gold Medalist), 1976, University of Toronto. Ontario Bar, 1979. Alberta Bar, 1987.
 
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John E. Callaghan

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Phone: (416) 369-6693
Fax: (416) 862-7661
John Callaghan has a broad practice, including civil litigation, commercial litigation and regulatory offence work. He specializes in complex cases, including class actions. He appears before all levels of courts and arbitration tribunals. Callaghan was elected by the profession as a Bencher of The Law Society of Upper Canada, which governs the legal profession in Ontario. Callaghan is a member of the Civil Rules Committee, having been appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The committee is responsible for drafting and revising the Rules of Civil Procedure for the Province of Ontario. Callaghan is co-author of Class Action Law and Practice (Butterworths), the leading class-action text in Canada. Callaghan has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada for class action litigation, by Benchmark Canada and The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Commercial Litigation.
 
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John F. Evans, QC

Evans Sweeny Bordin LLP

 
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John F. Rook, QC

Bennett Jones LLP

Phone: (416) 777-4885
Fax: (416) 863-1716
John Rook is a litigation partner at Bennett Jones LLP specializing in commercial, administrative and competition law. Rook appears in courts throughout Canada in commercial and administrative law claims, including most recently in Nova Scotia and Manitoba. He is recognized by Chambers Global as “among the most sought-after competition litigators in Canada.” He acts for the Commissioner of Competition in mergers and reviewable practices, as well as numerous clients in the private sector in both civil and criminal proceedings under the Competition Act. He writes extensively in his areas of expertise and is a frequent speaker. In the community, Rook is a director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Endowment Foundation and Chair of the St. Andrew’s College Foundation.
 
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John L. Finnigan

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

Phone: (416) 304-0558
Fax: (416) 304-1313
John Finnigan, a founding partner of TGF, has been lauded as an “excellent commercial litigator” in Chambers Global. He has a broad practice in complex commercial litigation with significant experience in insolvency and restructuring litigation. Finnigan is recommended in dispute resolution (Canada) by Chambers Global and is listed as Consistently Recommended in Corporate Commercial Litigation by Lexpert®. Significant mandates include representing OMERS on the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry and representing TransCanada on the high profile cancellation of the Oakville gas plant by the Ontario government. John acted as one of the lead counsel for the bondholders in the BCE case, described by many commentators as the most important commercial law case before the Supreme Court of Canada in the last 35 years. Finnigan is a member of The Advocates’ Society, INSOL International, and the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations. He is active as a director of Worldwide Orphans Foundation Canada, a charity devoted to improving the lives of orphans in developing nations. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984.
 
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Jonathan C. Lisus

Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

 
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Katherine L. Kay

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (416) 869-5507
Fax: (416) 947-0866
Partner practicing complex commercial litigation, regularly involving the overlap between regulatory, civil and criminal law regimes. Heads the firm’s competition litigation practice and a member of its partnership board and executive committee. Described by Chambers Global as “virtually insurmountable in the area of competition litigation” and by Global Competition Review as “arguably the best competition litigator Canada has to offer.” Major focus is class actions defence, including competition, product liability, franchise and consumer cases with an emphasis on strategic responses, directing multiple class actions across several jurisdictions and effective advocacy before relevant courts and tribunals. Multiple recognitions, including The Best Lawyers in Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada; and Chambers Global’s The Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, among others.
 
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Kent E. Thomson

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Phone: (416) 863-5566
Fax: (416) 863-0871
Head of the Litigation Department of Davies in Toronto, with extensive experience in complex, “high stakes” litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Has acted as counsel in a number of leading cases in Canada in a wide range of areas, including commercial disputes, securities cases, competition law and class actions. Has recently argued successfully a number of appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada involving the law of oppression, plans of arrangement, the intersection of copyright and broadcasting law and the law of contested elections. Has also conducted complex domestic and international arbitrations in Canada, the US, Europe and Africa. Recognized repeatedly as one of Canada’s leading litigation counsel, including in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Named Canada’s leading competition litigator in 2013 by Benchmark. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s highest ranking for legal ability and integrity.
 
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Larry P. Lowenstein

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Phone: (416) 862-6454
Fax: (416) 862-6666
Senior partner in Osler’s Litigation Group and Chair, National Litigation Department, from 2005 to 2010. Practice focuses on complex litigation and arbitrations at trial and on appeal. Recent engagements have involved class actions, corporate governance matters, securities litigation and enforcement, fiduciary claims, contested mergers & acquisitions, franchising disputes and environmental liability. Listed in many leading legal publications, including The 2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and profiled as a recommended leading practitioner in The 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Litigation (Corporate Commercial, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability, and Securities) Class Actions and Franchising Law. Frequent conference presenter and editor of Corporate Litigation, a quarterly publication. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1983 and received law degrees from Oxford University (1979) and the University of Toronto (1981).
 
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Linda L. Fuerst

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-3091
Fax: (416) 865-9010
Partner. Linda Fuerst’s practice covers a broad range of commercial and professional liability matters, with a focus on securities litigation and regulatory issues, including class proceedings. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and in connection with proceedings of the Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia Securities Commissions, as well as Market Regulation Services (now IIROC), the Mutual Fund Dealers Association and the Competition Bureau. Fuerst also consults on internal investigations into insider trading, backdating of stock options and related matters. She has earned a Distinguished Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a Gold Key Award from the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association.
 
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Linda M. Plumpton

Torys LLP

Phone: (416) 865-8193
Fax: (416) 865-7380
Partner in Torys’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Competition and Antitrust practice groups. Member of firm’s Executive Committee. Practice focuses on competition litigation, class-action defense, corporate/commercial disputes, professional negligence and securities litigation. Also practices in the areas of public law and constitutional law. Has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada, in all levels of court in Ontario, and in the Federal Court, as well as before the Competition Tribunal, the Ontario Securities Commission, a variety of other administrative tribunals and in commercial arbitrations. Repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation by Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada. A recognized Canadian lawyer in competition/antitrust in PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook. Listed in Global Competition Review’s 100 Women in Antitrust 2009. Ontario Bar, 1996. LLB, 1994, University of Toronto. BA (Honors), 1990, Queen’s University.
 
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Linda R. Rothstein, LSM

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Phone: (416) 646-4327
Fax: (416) 646-4301
Managing partner of Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein, a 34-lawyer litigation boutique. Practices in the areas of civil and administrative litigation with particular expertise in class actions, commercial litigation, professional liability and misconduct, public law, employment and human rights, judicial review and appeals. Commission counsel to the Goudge Inquiry (2007–2008); lead counsel to the City of Toronto in the Computer Leasing Inquiry (2002–2005). Toronto Regional Bencher of The Law Society of Upper Canada. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellow and Board Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America. Past President (2005–2006) of The Advocates’ Society (Ontario). Co-author of Lawyers’ Professional Liability 3rd ed. (LexisNexis Canada, 2013) and “Professional Liability” (ch. 9) in D. Lundy, G. MacKenzie and M. Newbury, Barristers & Solicitors in Practice, (Butterworths, 1998). Recipient of the prestigious Law Society Medal and the “Award of Distinction” from the Toronto Lawyers’ Association and the 2013 Lexpert® Zenith award.
 
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Luis G. Sarabia

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Phone: (416) 367-6961
Fax: (416) 863-0871
Partner and member of the litigation group. Focuses on corporate commercial litigation with significant expertise in securities and mining litigation. Has appeared as lead counsel for public and private corporations in matters before various courts including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Yukon Court of Appeal and various administrative tribunals, including in particular, the Ontario Securities Commission. Has acted as lead counsel in international arbitrations, given expert evidence in the United States and regularly acts in matters involving Spanish-speaking parties. Has acted for clients in leading cases involving take-over bids and change of control litigation. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading practitioner of Corporate and Commercial Litigation. LLB, University of Windsor; MA, International Relations and BA, University of Toronto. Called to Ontario Bar in 1995.
 
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M. Paul Michell

Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

 
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Mark A. Gelowitz

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Phone: (416) 862-4743
Fax: (416) 862-6666
Mark A. Gelowitz is a partner in the litigation department of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He is Chair of the firm’s National Corporate Governance and Securities Litigation Group and co-Chair of the firm’s International Commercial Arbitration Group. Mark has a business-focused civil litigation, appellate litigation and international commercial arbitration practice. His cases have covered a wide variety of issues in corporate and commercial law including mergers & acquisitions litigation, directors’ & officers’ liability, oppression remedy, libel and slander, product liability, mining litigation and class actions procedure. He completed the BCL degree at Oxford University in 1989 between clerking for the Chief Justice of Saskatchewan and the late Justice Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada. Mark has had a number of legal publications including a book co-authored with the late Justice Sopinka entitled The Conduct of an Appeal, Third Edition (LexisNexis 2012). Mark maintains a blog on Canadian appellate law and practice at Conductofanappeal.com.
 
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Markus Koehnen

McMillan LLP

Phone: (416) 865-7218
Fax: (647) 722-6721
Markus Koehnen has appeared before all levels of courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. His practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation with particular focus on Shareholder Rights/Corporate Governance and International Law. Significant cases have included acting for a group of institutional bondholders in challenging the $52-billion leveraged buyout of BCE, defending a publicly traded mining company and its directors against allegations of oppression, director negligence and breach of contract and several ICC arbitrations. Koehnen is the author of Oppression and Related Remedies, a leading text on shareholder rights and directors’ liabilities published by Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business. He teaches at the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a past Litigation Committee co-Chair of the International Bar Association.
 
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Matthew P. Gottlieb

Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

 
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Michael A. Eizenga

Bennett Jones LLP

Phone: (416) 777-4879
Fax: (416) 863-1716
Michael Eizenga is Chair of Bennett Jones’ Class Actions Practice. A fellow of the ACTL, Eizenga is one of Canada’s leading class action litigators and is recognized in Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, as well as The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Among other published works, Eizenga is co-author of Class Actions Law and Practice. Eizenga is Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, teaching Class Actions. He has presented to organizations such as the International Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, The Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Institute and The Advocates’ Society. He currently sits on the Board of the Toronto Rehabilitation Foundation.
 
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Michael E. Barrack

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

Phone: (416) 304-1109
Fax: (416) 304-1313
Michael Barrack is recognized as one of Canada’s top litigators. He has led dozens of cases ranging from criminal jury trials to civil and constitutional appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada. His work in Canadian courts and internationally caused one reviewer to write, “He’s as good as it gets, first-rate counsel, among the top five in Canada.” He has been described as an assertive litigator who is very strategic and creative, with effective examination skills and persuasive advocacy techniques. Some of the major clients who have retained Michael include former Justice Jack Ground as Litigation Trustee of Hollinger Inc., U.S. Steel, the Toronto Stock Exchange, TransCanada, Canadian Pacific Railway, the Ontario Securities Commission, OMERS, major banks and multinational law firms. He is a Past President of The Advocates’ Society, a founding director of Pro Bono Law Ontario and currently Vice Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
 
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Neil Finkelstein

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 
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Patricia D.S. Jackson

Torys LLP

Phone: (416) 865-7323
Fax: (416) 865-7380
Senior counsel with a broad litigation practice including corporate/commercial, class actions, defamation, securities, administrative/regulatory, intellectual property, professional negligence and general counsel work. Appeared at every level of Ontario court, Federal Court of Canada, Supreme Court of Canada, administrative tribunals and Inquiry Commissions. Commission Counsel to Arbour Inquiry into the Prison for Women. Widely recognized as leading counsel including Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014, Toronto Class Action Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Recipient, 2009 Law Society of Upper Canada Medal. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Director, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Canadian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Former member, Ontario Judicial Council. Former director, The Advocates’ Society Legal Education and Action Fund Foundation. Senior Chair, University of Toronto Tribunal. Lecturer at numerous law schools and professional bodies. Ontario Bar 1979.
 
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Patrick D. Flaherty

Torys LLP

Phone: (416) 865-8113
Fax: (416) 865-7380
Partner in Torys’ Litigation Practice. Focuses on corporate/commercial, product liability, class-action defense, intellectual property, information technology, privacy and media law. Has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and in the Federal Court of Canada, and he has extensive trial experience, both in court and as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Has also acted as an arbitrator, including regularly as a panelist in domain name disputes under the auspices of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Dispute Resolution Rules. Ontario Bar, 1993. LLB, 1991, Queen’s University. JD, 1988, University of Toronto. Writes and speaks frequently on a wide range of legal issues and teaches advocacy at several law schools and in the Osgoode Hall Law School LLM Program on Protection of Intangible Business Interests and Defamation.
 
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Paul F. Monahan

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-4425
Fax: (416) 364-7813
Paul Monahan’s litigation career spans over 25 years. His practice involves a wide range of business and administrative law cases in misrepresentation, breach of confidence, breach of contract, financial institution claims including investment advisor disputes, securities, employment law, insurance, shareholder disputes, fiduciary duties, professional negligence and professional discipline. Has significant public and constitutional law experience, including as counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a number of important cases. An experienced counsel at mediations, arbitrations and trials, Monahan has appeared before many administrative tribunals and various levels of courts, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal, the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Included in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Commercial Litigation. Recognized by Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution in Ontario (2012‒2013).
 
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Paul H. Le Vay

Stockwoods LLP

Phone: (416) 593-2493
Fax: (416) 593-9345
Practice includes corporate commercial litigation, securities litigation, class proceedings, professional liability, claims against directors and officers, employment litigation and professional liability and regulation. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by The Law Society of Upper Canada. Bilingual, argues cases in English and French before all levels of court as well as tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). President of l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario. Member of OSC Securities Litigation Advisory Committee. Past director of The Advocates’ Society. Frequent speaker and author in his areas of practice. Named in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in categories of Corporate Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation. Ranked by Chambers Global, listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada and recommended by Benchmark Canada in his principal areas of practice.
 
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Paul J. Pape

Pape Barristers Professional Corporation

 
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Peter F.C. Howard

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (416) 869-5613
Fax: (416) 947-0866
Partner in Stikeman Elliott’s Toronto office with an emphasis on commercial litigation including securities law, class actions, commercial contracts, oppression and other types of shareholder and/or joint venture litigation and insolvency matters. Experienced in domestic and international arbitrations, mediation and alternate dispute resolution. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the trial and appellate levels of courts in Ontario, as well as numerous administrative tribunals including the Ontario Securities Commission. He has also appeared in the courts of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada; the International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators; and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, among others.
 
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Peter Griffin

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-2921
Fax: (416) 865-3558
Founding partner. Peter Griffin is recognized by his peers as one of the top litigators in Canada. He has extensive experience in complex cross-border litigation, especially as it relates to class proceedings and insolvency and restructuring. He regularly advises the boards of national and multinational companies. He also represents clients in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings and acts as an arbitrator in commercial disputes. As a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he is constantly sought out as an expert speaker on advocacy, shareholder disputes, class actions, professional liability and insolvency and restructuring.
 
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Peter J. Osborne

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith LLP

Phone: (416) 865-4425
Fax: (416) 364-7813
Partner. One of Canada’s leading litigators and a frequent lecturer, Peter Osborne has a broad civil litigation and administrative law practice encompassing commercial disputes, complex restructuring and insolvency cases, class actions and securities matters, as well as professional malpractice litigation and disciplinary proceedings. He was counsel to the Government of Canada in the litigation and related insolvency proceedings around the issue of tobacco smuggling, which yielded the largest civil settlement in Canadian history. Osborne also advises boards of directors of public and private companies on cross-border litigation and insolvency proceedings. He has helped oversee the restructuring of some of Canada’s largest companies.
 
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R. Paul Steep

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 
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Richard B. Swan

Bennett Jones LLP

Phone: (416) 777-7479
Fax: (416) 863-1716
Partner in litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on corporate, commercial and public law issues. Co-Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group. Has comprehensive and extensive trial and appellate experience, having appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, Supreme Court of Canada and an array of administrative and arbitral tribunals. Practice specialties include corporate disputes, shareholder oppression issues, commercial disputes, restructurings, injunctions, arbitrations, professional negligence, economic torts, professional discipline, estates litigation, health law and administrative and constitutional law. Recognized in The 2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Was one of Lexpert®’s original “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” in Canada in its inaugural 2002 list, and is regularly recognized as a leading corporate and commercial litigator in peer-ranked publications. LLB and BCL, with Honors, McGill University.
 
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Robert S. Harrison

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-4384
Fax: (416) 364-7813
Ranked as one of Canada’s leading corporate and commercial litigators. He has extensive trial, appellate, and arbitration experience. Robert Harrison has litigated cases in many areas of substantive law, including in relation to securities, financial institutions, shareholders’ remedies, insurance coverage, directors’ & officers’ liability, environmental litigation, intellectual property, professional negligence, injunctions, class actions, professional conflicts of interest and insolvencies and restructurings. Harrison’s high-profile cases include Waxman v. Waxman, Gold Reserve Inc. v. Rusoro Mining Limited, Sabre Inc. v. International Air Transport Association, and Angelica Choc et al. v. HudBay Minerals Inc. Harrison is very highly ranked by Martindale Hubbell, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Benchmark Canada. Harrison is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Litigation Counsel of America.
 
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Robert W. Staley

Bennett Jones LLP

Phone: (416) 777-4857
Fax: (416) 863-1716
Rob Staley’s practice focuses on complex commercial, securities and class-action litigation and securities enforcement. He has a broad trial and appellate practice in all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and before provincial securities commissions. Staley has extensive experience advising boards and board committees in connection with contentious transactions, proxy contests, in litigation and in connection with regulatory investigations. Peer-review publications have recognized Staley for “his skilled handling of complex cases,” as “absolutely first rate at examining and cross-examining witnesses,” for his “excellent courtroom presence,” his ability to provide “practical and concise advice,” as “a masterful strategic thinker” and as “an extremely able, tactical lawyer who always knows cases inside-out.” Staley served as Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, as Co-chair of the Litigation Department, on the firm’s Partnership Board and on the board of The Advocates’ Society.
 
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Ronald G. Slaght, QC

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-2929
Fax: (416) 865-2862
Founding partner. Extraordinary negotiating abilities, superb advocacy and sophisticated business acumen ensure Ronald Slaght’s continued leadership among Canadian litigators. In addition to a formidable reputation in commercial and securities litigation, he has built an eclectic practice based on his vast experience in administrative law, real property, intellectual property and class actions. The former head of the trial practice program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Slaght has received the highest honors from leading lawyers’ organizations for his contributions to the profession — and particularly for his efforts to encourage civility in litigation.
 
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Sandra A. Forbes

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Phone: (416) 863-5574
Fax: (416) 863-0871
Litigation partner. Broad commercial litigation practice, including class actions defence, securities and competition litigation. Appeared before all levels of court in various Canadian provinces, the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada and various tribunals including Competition Tribunal, Ontario Securities Commission and Patented Medicines Prices Review Board. Defence counsel in various class actions (including Vitamins, Air Cargo, LCD Panels, Chocolate, Optical Disk Drives); counsel in various competition proceedings (including United Grain Growers’ acquisition of Agricore Cooperative, the criminal prosecution relating to the chocolate confectionary industry, and Commissioner’s application against Toronto Real Estate Board). Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Past President, The Advocates’ Society. Member, Editorial Board, Ontario Reports. Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto Law School in Advanced Advocacy. LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School. Law clerk to Justice Cory of the Supreme Court of Canada. Admitted to Ontario Bar (1992).
 
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Sarit E. Batner

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 
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Sheila R. Block

Torys LLP

Phone: (416) 865-7319
Fax: (416) 865-7380
Chair of Torys’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Trial and appellate counsel litigation practice, acting as counsel on a wide range of leading cases before all levels of court in Canada and in international arbitrations. Chair, Touching Tiny Lives Foundation; President, Fox Education Fund; Trustee, Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, Geneva; President’s Council, University of Ottawa; and Advisory Board, Ethics and the Law, University of Toronto. Ranked by Lexpert® as one of Canada’s top 25 corporate litigators. Taught advocacy in North America and Europe, New Zealand, El Salvador, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Brazil and India. Awards include: Law Society Medal; Advocates’ Society Medal; Advocacy; Toronto Lawyers’ Association Award of Distinction; OBA Award for Excellence; Meritas Tabaret Award, University of Ottawa; Fellow, ACTL, ISOB; Member, Common Law Honour Society, University of Ottawa; LLB (Gold Medalist), 1972, University of Ottawa. Ontario Bar, 1974.
 
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Terrence J. O’Sullivan

Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

 
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Thomas G. Heintzman, QC, OC

Thomas G. Heintzman Professional Corporation

 
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Tom Curry

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-3096
Fax: (416) 865-9010
Partner. Recognized nationally as a leading trial and appellate counsel, Tom Curry has a long record of high-profile success in commercial litigation, class actions, arbitrations, business disputes, administrative law, judicial review, intellectual property and professional liability cases. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he is a regular speaker on a wide variety of subjects relating to trial practice and substantive law. Curry is also a contributing editor of Corporate Liability, a journal devoted to examining issues of liability under criminal and regulatory law.
 
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W.A. Derry Millar

WeirFoulds LLP

Phone: (416) 947-5021
Fax: (416) 365-1876
Partner. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1974. Practices exclusively civil litigation and administrative law. Has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court, and many administrative tribunals. Acted as lead commission counsel for the Ipperwash Inquiry. Acts as an arbitrator and mediator. Is a fellow of the ACTL. Millar is a former Treasurer (President) of The Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body for Ontario lawyers and paralegals. He was first elected a bencher (Director) of the LSUC in 1995 and has been Chair and Vice Chair of a wide variety of LSUC Committees and a Director of the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company. Millar was a member of the Board of Legal Aid Ontario from January 1999 to June 2008 and was reappointed a director in April 2011. Has been a speaker and delivered papers at a wide variety of legal seminars and has contributed to legal publications. He was a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada.
 
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William C. McDowell

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Phone: (416) 865-2949
Fax: (416) 865-2850
Partner. Will McDowell’s wide-ranging practice has included many landmark cases, most notably in the Supreme Court of Canada, focusing on professional discipline, libel and criminal law. From 2005 to 2008, he was Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, with responsibility for civil litigation, national security and issues involving federal agencies. He subsequently assisted Ontario’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission inquiry into Native residential schools, served as amicus to the Superior Court with regard to land occupations in Brantford and was chief counsel to the City of Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. McDowell’s work in resolving the Maher Arar v. Canada case was honored by a Department of Justice National Award. McDowell is an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
 
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William G. Horton, CArb, FCIArb

William G. Horton Professional Corporation

Phone: (416) 504-4666
Fax: (416) 504-7257
Bill Horton practices as an arbitrator and mediator in Canadian and international business disputes. He has been appointed tribunal chair, sole arbitrator and party nominee in numerous substantial disputes including ad hoc and institutional arbitrations involving nuclear facilities, telecom, aircraft engines, satellite and wireless industry disputes, government privatization contracts, software licensing and other intellectual property. He is a Canadian member of the NAFTA 2022 Committee and past Chair of the International Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association. His arbitration affiliations include: ICC, ICDR, ADR Institute of Canada, CIETAC and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Horton’s professional recognitions include: the Lionel J. McGowan Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution conferred by the ADR Institute of Canada (2010); and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2007 for “Ten Most Highly Regarded Individuals (Global) in the field of commercial litigation.”
 
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David W. Scott, OC, QC

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Phone: (613) 787-3525
Fax: (613) 230-8842
Counsel and member of BLG’s Commercial Litigation Group. In 1988, occupied the Milvain Chair in Advocacy at the University of Calgary Law School and in 2010 was the first Silas Hylak Chair in Advocacy at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. A past president of the County of Carleton Law Association and sat as a bencher of the LSUC for eight years. In 1984, was elected a fellow of the ACTL and was its first Canadian president in 2003–04. Recipient of The Advocates’ Society Medal, honorary degrees from the LSUC and the University of Ottawa, and the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Pro Bono Award at the 2010 Lexpert® Zenith Awards. Named as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011. Appointed QC in 1976. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1962.
 
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J. Bruce Carr-Harris, LSM

Torys LLP

Phone: (613) 787-3505
Fax: (613) 230-8842
General Counsel practicing in litigation with emphasis on commercial litigation, defamation, judicial review, administrative law, professional liability and discipline, construction litigation, employment matters, defamation and insurance law. Practice also includes domestic and international arbitration and public inquiries. Has represented the Canadian Olympic Committee in sport arbitrations in Canada and abroad. Past member of the Ontario Judicial Council. Past President of The Advocates’ Society of Ontario. Has taught as Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Common Law Faculty. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. President of the American College of Trial Lawyers Canadian Foundation. Trustee of the American College of Trial Lawyers US Foundation. Vice Chair, American College of Trial Lawyers Special Problems in the Administration of Justice Committee. Serves on Editorial Boards of the Professional Liability and Discipline Litigation Quarterly and the Canadian Journal of Insurance Law.
 
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Christine A. Carron, QC, AdE

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Phone: (514) 847-4404
Fax: (514) 286-5474
Christine A. Carron is a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada. She practices primarily in corporate and commercial litigation and in the areas of banking, privacy, product liability, consumer protection and e-commerce. She is Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright privacy and access to information team in Canada. Carron also acts as defence counsel in major class actions. She has represented clients in parliamentary commissions on the adoption and amendment of Québec’s privacy legislation for the private sector and participated in the consultation process for Quebec’s legislation on new technologies. She was named Advocatus Emeritus by the Bar of Québec in 2007, is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was one of 25 women lawyers to be awarded Lexpert®’s Zenith Award in 2009.
 
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D. Geoffrey Cowper, QC

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Phone: (604) 631-3185
Fax: (604) 632-3185
Senior counsel and leader of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. Top ranked by Chambers Global in dispute resolution. Named one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer (2013). Named Best Lawyers’ Vancouver Class Action Lawyer of 2012 and Corporate and Commercial Litigator of 2010. Listed by The Best Lawyers in Canada for eight areas of practice. Featured by The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers. Chair of the BC Justice Reform Initiative 2012. Counsel to commissions of inquiry into Indian Affairs policy, Securities Regulation and the Frank Paul Inquiry. Counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada on constitutional and Charter issues, commercial, tort, and administrative law. Active on investor-state and international commercial arbitration matters, including CMD v. DRC. Clients include Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, First Quantum Minerals, UBC, Royal Bank of Canada Group and Jim Pattison Group. Former Director and Chair of Legal Services Society and BC Chair of American College of Trial Lawyers. Appointed QC, 1997.
 
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Douglas C. Mitchell

Irving Mitchell Kalichman s.e.n.c.r.l./LLP

 
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Éric Mongeau

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (514) 397-3043
Fax: (514) 397-3643
Partner and member of the Litigation Group. Regularly appears in front of civil courts under provincial and federal jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Vast experience in front of administrative and arbitration tribunals. Practice focused in the energy, transportation, telecommunications and construction sectors and in the fields of administrative law and defamation law, with a particular expertise in commercial arbitration. Included in Chambers Global’s 2013 Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2013) as a leading practitioner and ranked (BV) in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, for his greatly appreciated judicial skills and professional ethic. Provided advocacy training to a group of counsel working for the Office of the Prosecution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), during the course of a UN sponsored pro bono mission in Arusha, Tanzania. Québec Bar (1992).
 
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George R. Hendy, AdE

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Phone: (514) 904-8119
Fax: (514) 904-8101
Partner in the firm’s Montréal Litigation Group. Specializes in corporate and commercial litigation, including pension fund litigation, international arbitration, class actions, shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, commercial fraud, unfair competition and product liability. Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Class Action Litigation), Benchmark Litigation Canada 2013, and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2013 (Québec Dispute Resolution). Fluently bilingual. Has appeared before civil courts of all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Chair of Bishop’s University Foundation; Governor Emeritus of the Québec Bar Foundation; BSc Hons., Bishop’s University (1968); BCL, McGill University (1971). Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1972.
 
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Guy J. Pratte

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Phone: (514) 954-2545
Fax: (514) 954-1905
Guy Pratte focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including class actions, administrative law and constitutional law, although he is also often retained in complex cases of all types. Fully bilingual, he has an active practice in Ontario and Québec. Pratte pleads frequently before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Superior and Appeal Courts of Ontario and Québec, as well as the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. In 2012, Guy was named Advocatus Emeritus by the Québec Bar for “outstanding contributions to the legal profession.” He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of The Advocates’ Society. He is also a member of the Supreme Court of Canada Advocacy Institute. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, he teaches a course focused on the Supreme Court of Canada. He was the 2013 Milvain Chair in Advocacy at the University of Calgary Law School.
 
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James A. Woods, AdE

Woods LLP

Phone: (514) 982-4503
Fax: (514) 284-2046
Senior partner of the firm, James Woods practices exclusively in litigation and arbitration and has pleaded at all levels of the federal and provincial courts in Ontario and Québec, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Member of the Faculty of Law and lecturer in civil litigation at McGill University. Author of Cases and Materials in Civil Procedure (Carswell Legal Publications, 1987) and numerous articles and papers, including “Measuring the Results of Class Actions,” IBA Conference on Class Actions, Rome, 2007. Called to the Bars of Québec in 1976, Ontario in 1979, Alberta and British Columbia in 2006, England and Wales in 2007 and Barreau de Paris in 2013. Has also acted as an arbitrator either as president or member of an arbitration tribunal and has acted as attorney in many commercial and international arbitrations, either ad hoc or ICC.
 
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Jean Fontaine

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (514) 397-3337
Fax: (514) 397-3487
Partner and head of the Montréal Litigation and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Groups. Member of the Montréal office’s Management Committee, he is actively involved in the management and the strategic orientations of the Montréal office. Included in the following publications: The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014; IFLR1000’s The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2013; The 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, as a leading practitioner in insolvency & financial restructuring and litigation corporate commercial; Who’s Who Legal 100 2012 and Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012; The 2012 PLC Which Lawyer? and PLC’s Restructuring and Insolvency Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012/2013. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in Lexpert®’s Special Edition on Insolvency and Restructuring, November 2012 and as a “most highly regarded individual” by The Who’s Who Legal Most Highly Regarded Firms: Insolvency & Restructuring 2011. Member of the Québec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the American Bar Association (litigation and insolvency).
 
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Louis P. Bélanger

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (514) 397-3078
Fax: (514) 397-3578
Senior partner and Chair of the National Litigation Group, with extensive experience in civil, commercial, corporate, administrative and securities litigation matters. As a trial lawyer, he appears regularly before all levels of courts and many administrative tribunals where he acts as senior and, most often, lead counsel; in this capacity he heads a team of lawyers specialized in legal troubleshooting and crisis management dealing with high-profile and complex cases, and issues of new law. He was named Plaideur de l’Année 2013 (Litigator of the Year for 2013). He is included in The Best Lawyers in Canada; Chambers Global’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Benchmark Litigation’s Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys; and The 2006 Lexpert® Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert®’s 2012 special edition on Leading Litigation Lawyers (one of 20 leading litigation lawyers in Québec). Member of Québec Bar Disciplinary Committee (1993‒96) and Montréal Bar liaison committee with the Superior Court (2003‒08).
 
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Marc-André Coulombe

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Phone: (514) 397-3395
Fax: (514) 397-3495
Partner and member of the litigation group. His practice covers all facets of litigation, from providing strategic advice to clients on litigious or potentially litigious issues to representing clients at trial and in appeal before the Quebec courts and the Federal Court of Canada. He has broad experience in commercial law, including contract law, corporate litigation and shareholder disputes, as well as substantial expertise in provisional or extraordinary proceedings such as injunctions and safeguard orders. Among other publications, he is included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 in the corporate and commercial litigation sector; Benchmark Litigation’s Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, 2013 edition; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2013), as a leading practitioner in the area of corporate commercial litigation; named one of Lexpert®’s “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” in 2009; and the 2009 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada as one of the 36 “Canadian Litigation Lawyers to Watch” in Canada.
 
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Marie-Josée Hogue, AdE

Heenan Blaikie LLP

Phone: (514) 846-2201
Fax: (514) 921-1201
Partner, member of firm’s Executive Committee, called to Québec Bar in 1987. Fellow of the ACTL, awarded Québec Bar’s Lawyer Emeritus (AdE) distinction in 2012. Transnational commercial and civil litigation practice includes shareholder disputes, contractual disputes and securities-related claims, as well as product liability, directors’ and officers’ liability and malpractice in the health care and financial sectors. Appears before courts, including SCC, as well as domestic and international arbitration tribunals. Hogue has substantial experience with high-profile cases. Rated since 2006 in The Best Lawyers in Canada, including in the “bet-the-company litigation” category; recognized in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Benchmark Litigation’s 2013 Québec Female Litigator of the Year and winner of a 2013 Lexpert® Zenith Award. Has long been involved with professional organizations, and is currently sitting on the Québec Bar’s Indemnity Fund.
 
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Mason Poplaw

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 
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Pierre Bienvenu, AdE

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Phone: (514) 847-4452
Fax: (514) 286-5474
Pierre Bienvenu, AdE, is a senior partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada, the Global Co-head of International Arbitration at Norton Rose Fulbright and a member of Norton Rose Fulbright’s supervisory board. Practices in international commercial arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation, and constitutional law. Acted as counsel in numerous international arbitrations involving disputes in telecommunications, aeronautics, joint ventures, construction, M&A and foreign investment. Also represents parties in court proceedings to enforce or set aside arbitral awards. Regularly serves as arbitrator in international arbitrations. A member and Vice President of the LCIA Court, and President of the LCIA’s North American Users’ Council. Has pleaded before the courts of Québec, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada and participated in numerous challenges to the constitutional validity of provincial and federal legislation. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he is fluent in English and French.
 
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Raynold Langlois, QC

Langlois Kronström Desjardins, LLP

 
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Simon V. Potter

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 
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Suzanne Côté, AdE

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Phone: (514) 904-8180
Fax: (514) 904-8101
Suzanne Côté is a partner and the head of the Montréal Litigation Group. She practices commercial litigation (breach of commercial contracts, representation of banks, bankruptcy and insolvency, shareholder disputes, Competition Act, various real estate matters, including commercial leasing, manufacturers’ liability, class actions), as well as litigation in civil and administrative matters, such as judicial review before the federal courts and the investigation conducted by the Québec Court of Appeal regarding the removal from office of a judge of an inferior tribunal (Côté was then assisting the Court of Appeal). She pleads before all jurisdictions: Superior Court of Québec, Québec Court of Appeal and the federal courts. Named a BTI Client Service All-Star. Included in The 2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014. Named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by Le Monde juridique in 2008. Became fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2005. Called to the Québec Bar (1981).
 
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Sylvain Lussier, AdE

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Phone: (514) 904-5377
Fax: (514) 904-8101
Practice focuses on commercial, administrative and constitutional litigation, and in particular on aspects pertaining to Aboriginal rights and environmental law. Involved in product liability cases, including class actions, and in many shareholder disputes. Appears before all levels of federal and provincial courts, commissions and governmental boards, including commissions of inquiry. Taught administrative law at the University of Ottawa, the University of Montréal and for the Québec Bar. Has given several conferences and written numerous articles in his fields. Fellow of the ACTL. Past Chair of the Montréal Bar Committee on Civil Justice. Past Secretary of the CBA, Québec Branch and past Chair of the CBA’s Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties Section. Called to the Québec Bar in 1978.
 
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William Brock, AdE

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Phone: (514) 841-6438
Fax: (514) 841-6499
Partner. Practice focused on major commercial, corporate and securities litigation relating to M&A, commercial contract disputes, fraud claims and Mareva-type injunctions, shareholder disputes and domestic and international arbitration. Conducts litigation at trial and appellate levels, including before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has represented Canada’s leading public and private companies and government institutions. Recognized by Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Canadian Who’s Who, Benchmark Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Lexpert® Top 25 Corporate Litigators in Canada (2002) and The 2006 Lexpert® Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada. Awarded Avocat Émérite (Distinguished Counsel) by the Barreau du Québec in 2009 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his outstanding contribution to the community. Author and photographer: Portraits of Hope, published by Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, June 2012. BComm (Hon.), University Scholar, BCL (Hon.), University Scholar and LLB, McGill University. Called to Québec Bar in 1979.
 
Vancouver
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George K. Macintosh, QC

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Phone: (604) 661-9332
Fax: (604) 661-9349
Senior partner. George Macintosh leads the litigation group at Farris and practices as general counsel, appearing before all courts and numerous tribunals in British Columbia, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Specializes in civil litigation at trial and appeal, in corporate, commercial, administrative and constitutional law. Has served as special prosecutor, appointed by the Attorney General of BC and as commission counsel on appointment by the Government of BC. Selected by Lexpert® as one of Canada’s top 25 commercial litigators and has been listed in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for more than a decade. Named among the leading litigators in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada. Martindale-Hubbell ranking AV. Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Admitted to the British Columbia (1974) and Alberta Bars (1980). Appointed Queen’s Counsel (1987).
 
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Irwin G. Nathanson

Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

 
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J. Kenneth McEwan

Hunter Litigation Chambers

 
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John J. L. Hunter

Hunter Litigation Chambers

 
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Mark D. Andrews, QC

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Phone: (604) 631-3115
Fax: (604) 632-3115
Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group in Vancouver. General litigation counsel experienced in business disputes, including corporate, partnership and joint-venture disputes; investment; contract (particularly purchase and sale agreements); fraud, breach of trust and fiduciary duty cases; securities (civil and regulatory disputes); real estate and municipal cases; class actions; pension disputes and tax cases. Experienced with applications for emergency relief, such as Mareva freeze orders, injunctions and Anton Piller orders. Also practices administrative/regulatory law, including investigations and regulatory hearings; public law and white-collar criminal cases. Admitted to BC Bar in 1986. Appointed QC, 2004. Ranked AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Recognized for corporate commercial litigation, dispute resolution, and directors’ & officers’ liability by legal directories including Lexpert®, Chambers Global and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Included in The Lexpert®/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2009‒2013. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
 
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Clarke Hunter, QC

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Phone: (403) 267-8292
Fax: (403) 264-5973
Clarke Hunter has practiced exclusively in the area of litigation and dispute resolution since 1980, following a clerkship with Chief Justice Laskin at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations and mediations, at all levels of the courts in Alberta, the Federal Court, the Tax Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. The disputes on which Hunter has acted have involved a broad range of subject matters, including Aboriginal (government side), contractual and joint venture, fiduciary duties, oil & gas, corporate securities, director & officer liability, shareholder remedies, professional negligence, products liability, intellectual property, and tax. Cited by: The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers, Chambers Global, Benchmark Canada, Best Lawyers, and was inducted in 2009 as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell rates him “AV preeminent 5.0 out of 5.”
 
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Daniel J. McDonald, QC

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

 
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David Tupper

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Phone: (403) 260-9722
Fax: (403) 260-9700
Has a broad corporate commercial litigation practice, including securities, insurance, energy, construction and environmental areas. Clients include banks, energy, construction and insurance companies, trusts and individuals. Successfully acted in trials, appeals, domestic/international arbitrations, regulatory proceedings in matters involving oppression actions, option valuation, fiduciary duties, energy disputes, surrounding leases, unitization and ownership of pools, natural gas trading and construction matters. In the securities realm, has been involved in hostile takeover fights, proxy battles, contested arrangements, disputes over voting classes and valuation of debentures. Named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Calgarians for leadership to Calgary in 2005. Instructor in Trial Advocacy for Advocate Society, instructor in Bar admission course in chambers advocacy, professional responsibility. Frequent conference speaker in construction area, contracts area and supply chain area.
 
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Frank R. Foran, QC

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Phone: (403) 232-9443
Fax: (403) 266-1395
Calgary regional leader of BLG’s Appeal and Review Group. Experienced litigator whose practice emphasizes corporate commercial litigation and arbitration related to energy, banking, securities, insolvency, general commercial and construction matters. Legal representation includes energy-related disputes, corporate reorganization, governance, securities and shareholder disputes, as well as manufacturers’ liability and tort cases. Has extensive experience in regulatory and environmental matters related primarily to the energy sector. Has appeared before all levels of courts, the National Energy Board and Alberta energy, utilities and other tribunals. Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of Canadian Roster for International Dispute Settlement Panels under Chapter 19 of NAFTA. Alberta Chair of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. Appointed QC in 1988. Called to the Alberta Bar in 1973.
 
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J. Patrick Peacock, QC

Peacock Linder & Halt LLP

 
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Lenard M. Sali, QC

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Phone: (403) 232-9701
Fax: (403) 266-1395
Lead counsel. Practices primarily in the areas of commercial, energy and securities litigation. Has made numerous appearances before all levels of court, including Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Canada. Has also appeared before various regulatory boards and tribunals, including energy-related tribunals. Represents corporate, commercial and oil & gas companies, as well as private citizens. Has acted as counsel in a number of leading cases. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America. Called to the Alberta Bar in 1973. Appointed QC in 1989.
 
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Perry R. Mack, QC

Mack Meagher LLP

 
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Randall W. Block, QC

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Phone: (403) 232-9572
Fax: (403) 266-1395
Partner and Calgary regional manager of BLG’s Litigation Department. Specializes in all forms of dispute resolution in the energy and oil & gas industries, including regulatory proceedings, commercial litigation and arbitration. Has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Energy Regulator, National Energy Board and various arbitral panels. Also sat as an arbitrator. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Has written and lectured on various issues in oil & gas law and major energy and oil sand project development. Emphasis on regulatory proceedings, corporate/commercial litigation and arbitration related to energy and corporate/commercial disputes. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation, energy regulatory law, administrative and public law and natural resources law. Recognized in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Appointed QC in 2005. Called to the Alberta Bar in 1985.
 
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Ken Bailey, QC

Parlee McLaws LLP

Phone: (780) 423-8568
Fax: (780) 423-2870
Ken Bailey is counsel in the firm’s Edmonton office, where he practices civil and commercial litigation. His practice includes commercial, construction, product liability, professional liability, environmental, and insurance defense work as well as pursuing subrogation rights on behalf of insurers. Bailey’s experience as an arbitrator covers a wide variety of commercial disputes. He was arbitrator on a multi-million dollar construction dispute between a municipality and an international building contractor, which involved claims of delay, impact costs, and acceleration. Bailey also participated as a member of an arbitration panel hearing for a multi-million dollar construction and insurance related dispute, arising from the construction of an oil sands extraction and processing facility. He was called to the Alberta (1967), Northwest Territories (1979) and Nunavut (2002) Bars, and appointed a QC in 1987. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1995.
 
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William J. Kenny

Miller Thomson LLP

 
Regina
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Gordon J. Kuski

McDougall Gauley LLP

 
Winnipeg
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D. Wayne Leslie

Fillmore Riley LLP

 
Halifax
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Daniela F. Bassan

Stewart McKelvey

Phone: (902) 420-3354
Fax: (902) 420-1417
Daniela Bassan is a partner and Trade-mark Agent (Canada) with Stewart McKelvey in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a member of the Nova Scotia and Ontario Bars. She holds an LLM from Harvard Law School (2002), LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School (1996) and BA in modern languages from the University of Toronto (1993). She was a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1997. Her other languages are French, Italian and Spanish. She has a litigation practice that covers a variety of intellectual property matters, particularly copyright and trade-mark litigation before provincial superior and federal courts. Her practice also includes complex e-discovery, cross-border disputes, constructions claims and arbitration proceedings. She is former Chair, Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia). She is a member of the Board of Neptune Theatre and President of the Harvard Club of Atlantic Canada. She has presented and published materials at international, national and regional events on a variety of intellectual property and litigation-related topics.