Matthew Milne-Smith
Matthew Milne-Smith
(416) 863-5595
(416) 863-0871
155 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2001 (ON); 2000 (New York)
A partner in the litigation practice, Matthew acts for significant public companies, private corporations, and major Crown agencies on a wide range of civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, complex class actions, securities disputes, constitutional challenges, insolvency proceedings, and novel tort claims. He acts before a variety of courts and tribunals, including as trial counsel, and in numerous precedent-setting appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Matthew has enjoyed particular success in obtaining summary dismissal of actions against his clients. His reported cases include leading decisions in the areas of class actions, securities litigation, enforcement of foreign judgments, insolvency, freedom of speech, and solicitors’ duty of loyalty. Matthew clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1999 to 2000. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; Benchmark CanadaThe Legal 500 CanadaThe Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in CanadaLexpert® Special Edition — LitigationThe Best Lawyers in CanadaWho’s Who Legal: Litigation.
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