Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Practice encompasses a broad range of corporate/commercial litigation, including contract disputes, banking litigation, shareholder disputes, tax disputes, bankruptcy/restructuring litigation, administrative law litigation, and Aboriginal litigation. His recent major engagements include Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56 (appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada involving the test for rectification in a tax context), Canadian Northern Shield Insurance Co. v. 2421593 Canada Inc., 2016 ONSC 5843 (dispute over the enforceability of an alleged contract), Pavao v. Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, 2016 ONSC 604 (Div. Ct.) (stay pending juridical review), a major international commercial arbitration seated in the United States, and defending The Toronto-Dominion Bank in an action for $5.5 billion arising from the collapse of Stanford International Bank. He is a broadly published author, his most notable work being Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law, which has been cited multiple times by the courts including nine times by the Supreme Court of Canada. He teaches widely in both contract law and trial advocacy. He clerked for the Supreme Court of Canada in 1991–92. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1993.
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Litigation - Corporate Commercial