Stephen R. Schachter, QC, is one of the top trial and appellate lawyers in British Columbia. Described in leading legal publications as "a highly analytical, cerebral litigator", and a "very intelligent and tough litigator", Mr. Schachter has litigated many of British Columbia’s leading complex business disputes. Recent examples include acting as trial and appellate counsel in Sun-Rype Products Ltd. v. Archer Daniels; Icahn Partners LP v. Lions Gate; and Telus Corp. v. Mason Capital. Best Lawyers lists Mr. Schachter as Vancouver's Lawyer of the Year (2015) in bet-the-company litigation and as a leading litigator in class action litigation and corporate commercial litigation. Mr. Schachter regularly appears in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appears before the Federal Court of Canada and the BC Securities Commission. Mr. Schachter acts as counsel on a range of matters, with a focus on corporate commercial litigation, including class actions, hostile take-over bids, derivative actions, pension litigation, professional negligence, and securities, including shareholder disputes. He is often retained to work with major international law firms based in Eastern Canada and the United States.