One of Canada's leading trial and appellate lawyers, Lawrence has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, complex class actions, infrastructure disputes, procurement matters, securities issues, tax litigation, commercial arbitrations, and insolvency restructuring. He has served as lead counsel in several complex international commercial arbitration matters involving large energy infrastructure and power generation projects. He appears regularly at all levels of the Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Lawrence is also deeply involved in legal education. For a decade he was an adjunct professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Toronto, where he taught international law. Since 1998, he has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches trial advocacy and serves as a team leader and instructor in the school's Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop. He also teaches courses in trial advocacy skills for The Advocates' Society.
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