Aird & Berlis appears in six commercial list suits this week

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

Aird & Berlis appears in six commercial list suits this week

Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Addario Law Group, Bennett Jones, Dickinson Wright, Gowling WLG, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb, McCarthy Tétrault, and Minden Gross represented parties in multibillion-dollar and multimillion-dollar 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.

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 Andrew 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 $173,197,700 case Coxswain Row Capital Corporation v Nigig Power Corporation et al. Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP partner Andrew Winton acted for plaintiff Coxswain Row Capital Corporation.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP partner Darryl Cruz advised defendant Nigig Power Corporation. He focuses on commercial litigation and professional liability issues. Gowling WLG partner Michael Watson acted for defendant Henvey Inlet First Nation. Henvey Inlet Wind GP Inc. and two other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

A third notable commercial suit was the $40-million case Romspen Investment Corporation v Tung Kee Investment Canada Ltd. et al. Dickinson Wright LLP partner David Preger advised plaintiff Romspen Investment Corporation. Tung Kee Investment Canada Ltd. and one other defendant appeared to be unrepresented.

A fourth notable commercial suit was the $9.8-million case The Toronto-Dominion Bank v Canada Forgings Inc. et al. Minden Gross LLP partner Catherine Francis acted for plaintiff Toronto-Dominion Bank. Canada Forgings Inc. and four other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in six 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.

Graff also advised A. Smith and two other respondents in Chalice Brands Ltd. v Smith et al. He tackles matters including restructuring, insolvency, distressed lending, acquisitions, and financing transactions.

D. Robb English, partner, acted for applicant Toronto-Dominion Bank in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v Injection Technologies Inc. et al. He has over 35 years of experience in insolvency and restructuring law.

Sanjeev Mitra, partner, represented applicant Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v 2531961 Ontario Inc. et al. He focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Sanj Sood, partner, advised respondent QAB 18 Investments Ltd in Gesco Industries Inc. et al v Wizmet International Inc. et al. He belongs to the firm’s litigation, financial services, and transportation groups.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Larry Ellis, partner, acted for Swarmio Media Holdings Inc. and two other applicants in Swarmio Media Holdings Inc. et al and represented respondent Green Acre Capital LP in Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. et al v Fencott et al. He leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

Tony Van Klink, partner, advised respondent Bank of Montreal in the Injection Technologies case. He practises insolvency and restructuring law.

James Zibarras, partner, represented Borchali Inc. and two other defendants in Curah Capital Corporation v T.I.T.E. Ltd. et al. He has experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters.

Gardiner Roberts LLP appeared in three 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.

Kevin Fisher, partner, acted for respondent Paragon Protection Ltd. in Tamstu-Harjon Holdings of Canada Ltd. v Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Inc. et al. He handles commercial matters involving the appointment of receivers and managers, oppressive conduct applications, and fraud investigations.

Howard Wolch, partner, represented A. Missaghi and one other defendant in the Curah Capital case. He belongs to the dispute resolution, financial services, and technology and intellectual property groups.

Gowling WLG appeared in three cases this week.

Watson, who worked on the Coxswain Row case, practises in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation, administrative law, and employment and labour relations.

Thomas Gertner, partner, advised applicant Vector Financial Services Limited in Vector Financial Services Limited v 33 Hawarden Crescent Inc. et al. He focuses on banking and insolvency law.

Matthew Karabus, partner, acted for applicant Tamstu-Harjon Holdings of Canada Ltd. in the Tamstu-Harjon case. He belongs to the firm’s commercial litigation and arbitration groups.

Minden Gross LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Francis, who worked on the Canada Forgings case, also represented 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, advised plaintiff Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v 1438706 Ontario Limited et al. Her practice focuses on banking and commercial litigation.

Stikeman Elliott LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Maria Konyukhova, partner, acted for Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. and seven other applicants in the Fire & Flower case. She exclusively practises in the area of insolvency law.

Daniel Murdoch, partner, represented defendant North American Palladium Ltd. in Dundee Corporation et al v North American Palladium Ltd. He chairs the firm’s claims and risk management committee.

Elizabeth Pillon, partner, advised Gesco Industries Inc. and two other applicants in the Gesco Industries case. She heads the restructuring and insolvency group in the firm’s Toronto office.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in two cases this week.

McLachlan, who worked on the Sakab Saudi case, focuses on civil fraud, employment litigation, and securities disputes and investigations.

Robert Staley, partner, acted for P. Minz and nine other parties in Minz et al v Minz et al. He deals with commercial and securities litigation, securities regulation, shareholder activism, and class actions.

Dickinson Wright LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Preger, who worked on the Romspen Investment case, handles court-supervised real estate workouts, primarily for court-appointed receivers and senior mortgage-lenders.

Lisa Corne, partner, represented applicant Duca Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. in Duca Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. v Phe-Naz Inc. She focuses on restructuring and insolvency law.

Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Winton, who worked on the Coxswain Row case, deals with commercial litigation, insolvency, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, and contract litigation.

Nadia Campion, partner, advised F. Minz and one other plaintiff in the Minz case. Her practice includes commercial disputes, shareholder oppression applications, director and officer liability, professional liability, and class actions.

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