Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Addario Law Group, Bennett Jones appear in high-value commercial case

Aird & Berlis, Lenczner Slaght, Stikeman Elliott, TGF act in three commercial list suits this week

Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Addario Law Group, Bennett Jones appear in high-value commercial case

Aird & Berlis, Chaitons, Gardiner Roberts, Lenczner Slaght, Lipman Zener Waxman, Miller Thomson, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel, Stikeman Elliott, Stockwoods, and Thornton Grout Finnigan made appearances in multiple commercial list matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice this week.

The week’s most notable commercial suit was the $4.445-billion case Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al. Bennett Jones LLP partner Amanda McLachlan advised Sakab Saudi Holding Company and eight other plaintiffs. She focuses on civil fraud, employment litigation, and securities disputes and investigations.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP founding partner John Adair acted for defendant K. Al Jabri. He litigates matters involving commercial law, partnership disputes, and professional negligence. Addario Law Group LLP partner Andew Max advised defendant M. Al Jabri. His practice includes commercial and shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, director and officer liability, and professional liability. The other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial suit was the $202-million case Cerieco Canada Corp. v Mizrahi et al. Babin Bessner Spry LLP partner Cynthia Spry acted for plaintiff Cerieco Canada Corp. Her practice covers class actions, shareholder disputes, competition law, and contractual and securities litigation. S. Mizrahi and 11 other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

A third notable commercial suit was the $11,564,963.41 case Sigma One Capital Inc. v KBIJ Corporation. Dickinson Wright LLP partner David Preger advised plaintiff Sigma One Capital Inc. He works on court-supervised real estate workouts, primarily for court-appointed receivers and senior mortgage-lenders. Defendant KBIJ Corporation appeared to be unrepresented.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Steven Graff, partner, represented Waygar Capital Inc. as an applicant in Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. v Quality Rugs of Canada Limited et al and as a respondent in Quality Rugs of Canada Limited v Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. He works on restructuring, insolvency, and acquisitions.

Sanjeev Mitra, partner, advised applicant Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v Express GT Parts Serve Inc. et al. He focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Lenczner Slaght appeared in three cases this week.

William McDowell, partner, acted for plaintiff GG YSC Limited Partnership in GG YSC Limited Partnership v Yonge-Clair Properties Inc. et al and represented plaintiff GG Kingspa Enterprises Limited Partnership in GG Kingspa Enterprises Limited Partnership v 1107051 Ontario Ltd. et al. He works on defamation and media cases, public law matters, and commercial litigation.

Arash Nayerahmadi, associate, advised plaintiff G. Chandaria in Chandaria v Chandaria et al. He focuses on commercial disputes and professional liability.

Stikeman Elliott LLP appeared in three cases this week.

David Byers, senior counsel, acted for defendant Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in 1511419 Ontario Inc. (Formerly Known as the Cash Store Financial Services Inc). v Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. His practice includes product liability, securities, insolvency, insurance, and arbitration.

Maria Konyukhova, partner, represented Instant Brands Acquisition Holdings Inc. and 14 other applicants in Instant Brands Acquisition Holdings Inc. et al. She exclusively practises in the area of insolvency law.

Daniel Murdoch, partner, advised Garthwood Homes Ltd. and two other defendants in Katerinaville Developments Ltd. v Garthwood Homes Ltd. et al. He chairs the firm’s claims and risk management committee.

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP appeared in three cases this week.

John Finnigan, founding partner, acted for plaintiff 1511419 Ontario Inc. in 1511419 Ontario Inc. (Formerly Known as the Cash Store Financial Services Inc.) v KPMG LLP. He has experience in commercial, insolvency, and restructuring litigation.

Puya Fesharaki, associate, represented applicant Firm Capital Mortgage Fund Inc. in Firm Capital Mortgage Fund Inc. v Stateview Homes (Hampton Heights) Inc. et al and advised applicant Boreal Capital Partners Ltd. in Boreal Capital Partners Ltd. et al v Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company et al. He works on domestic and cross-border restructurings and insolvencies.

Chaitons LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Maya Poliak, partner, acted for applicant Marshallzehr Group Inc. in Marshallzehr Group Inc. v La Pue International Inc. et al. Her practice covers commercial litigation, insolvency, and restructuring.

Chris Staples, partner, represented Hands-On Capital Investments Inc. and two other plaintiffs in Hands-On Capital Investments Inc. et al v DMCC Holdings Inc. et al. He focuses on estate, banking, and mortgage litigation.

Gardiner Roberts LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Christopher Besant, partner, advised applicant Quality Rugs of Canada Limited in Quality Rugs of Canada Limited v Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. He co-leads the firm’s financial services group.

Howard Wolch, partner, acted for A. Missaghi and one other defendant in Curah Capital Corporation v T.I.T.E. Ltd. et al. He exclusively practises civil litigation.

Lipman Zener Waxman LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Jason Spetter, managing director, represented defendant D. Baker in Afonso et al v Baker et al and advised respondent Bank of Montreal in the Royal Bank case. He works on commercial matters, bankruptcies, proposals, receiverships, and security enforcement.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Bobby Sachdeva, partner, acted for J. Bowman and three other respondents in the Boreal Capital case. He co-leads the firm’s commercial litigation group.

James Zibarras, partner, represented Borchali Inc. and two other defendants in the Curah Capital case. He handles cases involving contractual breach, the oppression remedy, the sale of goods, employment, construction, insolvency, and shareholder disputes.

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Peter Wardle, partner, advised K. Rotman and four other defendants in Campbell v Clairvest Group Inc. et al. He also acted for K. Khashayar and one other plaintiff and represented A. Khashayar and one other defendant to the counterclaim in Khashayar et al v Mizrahi et al. He belongs to the firm’s commercial and business litigation and professional liability practice groups.

Stockwoods LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Luisa Ritacca, managing partner, advised defendant Unimax International Ltd in the Khashayar case. Her practice includes administrative law, professional regulation, and civil and commercial litigation.

Samuel Robinson, partner, acted for plaintiff Soldi Real Estate Consulting Inc. in Soldi Real Estate Consulting Inc. v Crescendo Real Estate Solutions, Inc. et al. He works on commercial matters relating to corporate governance, contractual rights, and the oppression remedy.

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