Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Bennett Jones act in $4.445-billion commercial case

Aird & Berlis, Dickinson Wright, Minden Gross appear in multiple commercial list suits this week

Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Bennett Jones act in $4.445-billion commercial case

Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Aird & Berlis, Dickinson Wright, Minden Gross, and Torys acted in three or more commercial list matters this week. Blaney McMurtry, Dentons, Gowling WLG, Miller Thomson, and Paliare Roland also made numerous appearances.

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. The other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial suit was the $6-million case Eveleigh et al v Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Jonquille Pak, founder and director of JPak Employment Lawyers, advised A. Eveleigh and one other plaintiff. She exclusively focuses on labour and employment law. Torys LLP partner Andrew Gray acted for defendant Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP appeared in four cases this week.

John Adair, who worked on the Sakab Saudi case, also represented G. Fialkov and 14 other defendants in Fialkov v Fialkov et al. He litigates matters involving commercial law, partnership disputes, and professional negligence.

Jordan Katz, partner, advised R. Goldsilver and three other applicants in Goldsilver et al v Evashkow et al and acted for D. Melia and three other respondents in Saccucci et al v Melia et al. He deals with contractual and tort disputes.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in four 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, two identically-named suits with the case numbers of CV-23-00703292-00CL and CV-23-00703874-00CL. He focuses on restructuring, insolvency, and distressed lending matters.

Kyle Plunkett, partner, advised applicant Toronto-Dominion Bank in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v 2314251 Ontario Inc. et al and acted for applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal v Can United Consulting Corporation et al. His practice covers financial services, insolvency, restructuring, and corporate and commercial lending transactions.

Dickinson Wright LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Lisa Corne, partner, represented applicant Canadian Western Bank in Canadian Western Bank v 2563773 Ontario Inc. and advised Q. Luo and three other applicants in Luo et al v Song et al. She focuses on restructuring and insolvency law.

David Preger, partner, acted for plaintiff Owemanco Mortgage Holding Corporation in Owemanco Mortgage Holding Corporation v Concept Lofts Ltd. et al. He handles court-supervised real estate workouts, primarily for court-appointed receivers and senior mortgage-lenders.

Minden Gross LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Catherine Francis, partner, represented plaintiff City of Kelowna in City of Kelowna v Apex Builders Group et al and advised Validus Power Corp. and six other respondents in Macquarie Equipment Finance Limited v Validus Power Corp. et al. She largely devotes her practice to corporate, commercial, real estate, banking, and insolvency litigation.

Rachel Moses, partner, acted for plaintiff Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v 2668144 Ontario Inc. et al. She focuses on banking and commercial litigation.

Torys LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Andrew Gray, who worked on the case of Eveleigh et al v Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., deals with corporate and securities litigation and commercial disputes.

Stacey Reisman, senior associate, represented plaintiff Zentek Ltd. in Zentek Ltd. v Eveleigh et al. She focuses on commercial litigation, securities law, administrative law, and class actions.

Mike Noel, associate, advised applicant Macquarie Equipment Finance Limited in the Macquarie Equipment case. He has experience with corporate insolvency and restructuring law.

Blaney McMurtry LLP appeared in two cases this week.

John Polyzogopoulos, partner, acted for D. Evashkow as a respondent in the Goldsilver and Saccucci cases. He handles business partner and shareholder disputes, contractual breach matters, and commercial tenancy cases.

Dentons Canada LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Fraser Mackinnon Blair, partner, represented respondent Paidiem Payment Solutions Inc. in Robertson v Paidiem Payment Solutions Inc. He tackles corporate, commercial, tendering, contractual, and construction disputes.

David Steinberg, partner, advised plaintiff H. Fialkov in the Fialkov case. He focuses on entertainment and media law in the film, television, and music industries.

Gowling WLG appeared in two cases this week.

E. Patrick Shea, partner, acted for applicant D. Robertson in the Robertson case. He assists clients with corporate restructuring and insolvency matters.

Kate Yurkovich, associate, represented applicant Vector Financial Services Limited in Vector Financial Services Limited v Village Developments Inc. She belongs to the firm’s financial services group.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Kevin Sherkin, partner, advised H. Modopoulos and one other plaintiff in Modopoulos et al v Hershberg et al and acted for C. Coppola and one other plaintiff in Coppola et al v The Estate of Silvio Marsili. He deals with construction matters, shareholder disputes, and real estate cases.

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Jeffrey Larry, partner, represented James Gault Holdings Inc. and one other respondent in Equitable Bank v James Gault Holdings Inc. et al. He has experience with commercial, securities, and insolvency litigation.

Alysha Shore, partner, advised respondent Ramo Canada Inc. in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v Ramo Canada Inc. Her practice covers civil and commercial litigation, administrative/public law, and employment matters.

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