Representative Counsel Work

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Representative Counsel Work
(Prior to current exclusive focus on arbitration)

  • Strategized and ran Cayman Island proceedings in Government of Ontario litigation relating to Crown Trust and other trust companies involved in impugned mortgage transactions
  • Served as outside counsel to the Security Intelligence Review Committee Represented one of the two major creditors in extensive litigation relating to and arising out of the insolvency and restructuring of Olympia & York
  • Represented the Michigan Commissioner of Insurance in extensive litigation relating to the winding up of Confederation Life Insurance Company
  • Represented the government of Trinidad and Tobago in successful proceedings to recover corrupt payments made under a former regime
  • Represented land owners in a successful lawsuit against the Government of Ontario establishing the historic boundary between their land and a navigable body of water
  • Represented the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in successful proceedings to challenge the constitutional validity of money laundering legislation related to the legal profession
  • Represented key outside directors of Canadian Commercial Bank in proceedings arising from the insolvency of that Bank and co-operatively strategized global resolution of the litigation
  • Represented both the Chairman and CEO of Leigh Instruments in litigation arising from the insolvency of that company resulting in the claim being withdrawn prior to a lengthy trial
  • Represented a major concession company in recovering substantial damages from the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Sky Dome Corporation for wrongful termination of stadium concession contract
  • Advised major automobile manufacturer on product liability issues and served as Canadian coordinating counsel for product liability cases
  • Represented reinsurance captives of two major corporations in legal disputes arising from the insolvency of Cardinal Insurance
  • Represented Chiefs of Ontario (the coordinating body for First Nations in Ontario) at the Public Inquiry into the shooting death of Dudley George
  • Represented and advised the CFO of a major public corporation with respect to an Ontario Securities Commission investigation, resulting in the investigation and proceedings related thereto being dropped
  • Represented an Italian telecom company in successfully enforcing an international arbitration award resulting in a leading court decision on the subject
  • Represented defendant in the first class action trial in Ontario
  • Successfully resisted certification of class action relating to marketing of mortgages by a major bank
  • Represented a major accounting firm in obtaining the dismissal of a professional negligence action
  • Successfully represented a major forest products company in a significant cost sharing dispute relating to environmental measures
  • Advised various corporations with respect to the Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act
  • Defended class actions re credit card cash advances and pension rights on sale of a business
  • Defended indemnity claim re sale of a national life insurance business
  • Represented co-generation facility host against the operator of the facility regarding issues of force majeure and economic dispatch
  • Represented and advised senior officers of public companies re claims and potential claims

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