Matthew Milne-Smith
Partner

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

155 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7
Phone: (416) 863-5595
Fax: (416) 863-0871
E-mail: mmilne-smith@dwpv.com
 
 
 

A partner in the litigation practice, Matthew acts for significant public companies, private corporations and major Crown agencies on a wide range of civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, complex class actions, securities disputes, constitutional challenges, insolvency proceedings and novel tort claims. He acts before a variety of courts and tribunals, including as trial counsel, and in numerous precedent-setting appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Matthew has enjoyed particular success in obtaining summary dismissal of actions against his clients. His reported cases include leading decisions in the areas of class actions, securities litigation, enforcement of foreign judgments, insolvency, freedom of speech, and solicitors’ duty of loyalty. Matthew clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1999 to 2000. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; Benchmark Canada; The Legal 500 Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in CanadaLexpert® Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Litigation LawyersThe Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Litigation.


Year Called to the Bar:2001 (ON); 2000 (New York)
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