199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1983 (ON)
David Byers is a senior partner and Co-Chair of the National Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. He is highly experienced in complex commercial litigation, appearing before all levels of trial and appellate court in Ontario. He has particular expertise in product liability, securities, insolvency, and insurance, as well as in domestic and international arbitration. David is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, among others. He has appeared as a panelist and speaker on a wide variety of litigation issues, is a past director of The Advocates’ Society, and is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the Litigation Counsel of America. He has co-authored the “Canada” chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide To: Class & Group Actions 2014 and the industry publication Creditors’ Remedies in Ontario.
On February 13, 2007, Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. through their indirect wholly owned subsidiary HCP Acquisition Inc. (together, Harbinger) acquired all of the outstanding trust units of Calpine Power Income Fund (the fund) it did not already own at a price of $13.00 per trust unit for total consideration of approximately $760 million.