Irwin Nathanson, QC, is one of the top trial and appellate lawyers in British Columbia, having litigated many of BC's leading complex business disputes. Legal publications have referred to Mr. Nathanson, saying: "You won’t find a better litigator anywhere in the country"; "he is the biggest gun in Vancouver"; he is "resolute, cool and clinical, not to mention technically brilliant"; "Nathanson can always produce a fantastic team for significant pieces of litigation"; he is "as good a cross examiner as you’re going to find." Best Lawyers listed him as Vancouver’s Lawyer of the Year for Corporate and Commercial Litigation (2017), Class Actions (2012), D&O Liability (2013, 2018), and Bet-the-Company Litigation (2010, 2014). Mr. Nathanson regularly appears in the BC Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada, including acting as appellate counsel in McCormick v. Fasken Martineau LLP and respondent’s counsel in Wastech v. GVS&DD. Mr. Nathanson acts as counsel on a wide range of matters, with a focus on corporate commercial litigation, including class actions, hostile takeover bids, pension litigation, and securities, including shareholder disputes. He is often retained to work with major international law firms based in Eastern Canada and the United States.
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Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability
Litigation - Securities