Benjamin M. Bathgate

McMillan LLP

181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Phone: (416) 307-4207
Fax: (416) 365-1719

Ben Bathgate is a partner in the firm's Litigation Group and co-Chair of the Fraud Law Group and White Collar Defence and Government Investigations Group. His practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation in several specialized areas, including: commercial fraud, transactional disputes, professional liability (D&O claims) and franchise disputes. Ben is a trusted advisor to leading Canadian and international companies, managing large national teams in highly complex multi-party litigation. He has played a lead role in many high profile fraud and conspiracy proceedings in Canada, including as a partner on the Sino-Forest defence team in the Ontario securities fraud proceeding – the OSC’s largest hearing of this type since Bre-X Minerals, lasting 180 hearing days and relating to $3 billion in capital. Ben is a co-editor and co-author of "The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada" (published in 2013 by LexisNexis Butterworths Canada), an authoritative text exclusively on the topic of settlement in Canada. He also co-founded McMillan’s Crisis Response Service, where teams of specialists in six areas of emergency legal services craft tailored business solutions for clients facing urgent and highly sensitive legal problems.

Year Called to the Bar:2005
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