LITIGATION AND COMPLIANCE

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
    • defend an individual in a complex multi-jurisdiction action on a financial guarantee
    • defending 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
    • helping to defend a former municipal council member defend against allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty and misuse of public office
    • successfully sued an industry organization in an inter-provincial defamation action and defending judgment in subsequent appeal
    • defending a commercial real estate developer and manager against allegations of negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, and conspiracy
    • suing 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
    • suing a shipbuilder over the failure to finish a commercial fishing vessel and the loss of profits from lost fishing season
    • helping to protect a lumber company from a multi-million claim over logging equipment and lost business
    • helping to defend a pulp and paper company in a multi-million dollar claim over log transport contracts
    • helping to defend a heli-logging company in a significant logging claim involving a First Nations band