WHAT WE DO

We protect and advance the interests of our clients in all forms of business litigation, including disputes involving:

  • shareholder disputes, including dissents, proxy fights, corporate derivative actions, and private shareholder disputes
  • claims against directors and officers
  • corporate reorganizations, including plans of arrangement to create spinouts, acquisitions, transfers and corporate rectifications
  • commercial contract disputes
  • securities litigation and regulation
  • professional and industry regulation
  • commercial liability claims
  • defend regulated entities and professionals in investigations, reviews, and enforcement action
  • prosecute enforcement actions and claims for government bodies and regulators

WHAT WE’VE DONE

  • protected a business, its founder, and employees from claims of breach of non-competition clauses
  • led applications leading to the spin out of three public companies
  • protected the interests of a founding shareholder in an ownership dispute over a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company
  • defended an individual in a complex multi-jurisdiction action on a financial guarantee
  • defended a director against mainland Chinese interests in a debt and corporate dispute for the control of publicly traded para-pharmaceutical company, involving complex conflict of laws issues and the application of Chinese law
  • helped to defend a former municipal council member against allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty and misuse of public office
  • successfully sued an industry organization in an inter-provincial defamation action and defended the judgment in a subsequent appeal
  • defended a commercial real estate developer and manager against allegations of negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, and conspiracy
  • sued a director for stealing from the company and taking corporate opportunities and business from the company
  • defended a national retailer in the B.C. proceedings of a multi-provincial dispute involving the carriage of goods
  • sued a shipbuilder over the failure to finish a commercial fishing vessel and the loss of profits from lost fishing season
  • helped to protect a lumber company from a multi-million claim over logging equipment and lost business
  • helped to defend a pulp and paper company in a multi-million dollar claim over log transport contracts
  • helped to defend a heli-logging company in a significant logging claim involving a First Nations band