Bennett Jones, Adair Goldblatt Bieber act in commercial case worth over $4 billion

Aird & Berlis, Lenczner Slaght, Osler appear in three or more commercial list suits

Bennett Jones, Adair Goldblatt Bieber act in commercial case worth over $4 billion

Bennett Jones and Adair Goldblatt Bieber represented parties in a multibillion-dollar commercial list matter, while Diamond and Diamond, Dickinson Wright, Fasken, Goodmans, Himelfarb Proszanski, and Lenczner Slaght made appearances in multimillion-dollar commercial disputes.

The week’s most notable commercial matter 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. The other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial matter was the $333,309,379.73 case Romspen Investment Corporation v Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc. et al. Dickinson Wright LLP partner David Preger, who handles court-supervised real estate workouts, represented applicant Romspen Investment Corporation.

Oleg Roslak, a civil and commercial lawyer at Himelfarb Proszanski LLP, advised Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc. and five other respondents. Stuart Brotman, a partner who leads the insolvency and restructuring group of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, acted for respondent First Commercial Bank. Darryl Singer, head of the commercial and civil litigation group of Diamond and Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers, represented respondent Y. Boltyansky. Lenczner Slaght partner Lawrence Thacker advised respondent Niceforo Enterprises Inc.

A third notable commercial matter was the $43.1-million case Actra Performers’ Rights Society v Re:Sound et al. Dan Block, a Goodmans LLP partner who focuses on corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, acted for plaintiff Actra Performers’ Rights Society. The defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Sam Babe, partner, represented respondent National Logistics Services (2006) Inc. in Nordstrom Canada Retail, Inc. et al v Yorkdale Shopping Centre Holdings Inc., by Its Manager Opgi Management GP Inc. as General Partner of the Opgi Management Limited Partnership et al. He practises restructuring and insolvency law.

Sanjeev Mitra, partner, advised applicant Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v Trebor Rx Corp. et al. He belongs to the firm’s financial services group.

D. Robb English, partner, acted for applicant Toronto-Dominion Bank in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v Injection Technologies Inc. et al. He is experienced in the area of insolvency and restructuring.

Kyle Plunkett, partner, represented applicant Toronto-Dominion Bank in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v 2743732 Ontario Inc. et al. He deals with corporate and commercial lending transactions.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Apart from working on the Sakab case, John Adair advised A. Phillips-Lubimiv and two other respondents in Creekside Investments Incorporated et al v Phillips-Lubimiv et al. He litigates matters relating to commercial law, partnership disputes, and professional negligence.

Simon Bieber, founding partner, acted for GTA Mixed-Use Developments GP Inc. and three other defendants in Tridelta Investment Counsel Inc. et al v GTA Mixed-Use Developments GP Inc. et al. He handles commercial/corporate litigation, class actions, and securities cases.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in three cases this week.

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

Joseph Blinick, partner, represented applicant Voyager Metals Inc. in a case of the same name. He tackles corporate commercial disputes, securities litigation, and class actions.

Aiden Nelms, associate, advised applicant Magna Gold Corp. in Magna Gold Corp. v Ontario Securities Commission. He has a restructuring and insolvency practice.

Lenczner Slaght appeared in three cases this week.

Lawrence Thacker, who worked on the Romspen case, maintains an international commercial arbitration practice and a cross-border litigation practice.

Peter Griffin, partner, acted for 1785192 Ontario Inc and one other applicant in 1785192 Ontario Inc et al v Ontario H Limited Partnership. He has experience with cross-border class actions and insolvency and restructuring matters.

Arash Nayerahmadi, associate, represented plaintiff G. Chandaria in Chandaria v Chandaria et al. He litigates in the areas of commercial disputes and professional liability.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Christopher Naudie, partner, advised Tridelta Investment Counsel Inc. and eight other plaintiffs in the Tridelta case. He co-chairs the firm’s class actions practice group.

Marc Wasserman, partner, acted for applicant Chalice Brands Ltd. in a case of the same name. He handles corporate restructuring, financial services, and private equity matters.

Marleigh Dick, associate, represented Nordstrom Canada Retail, Inc. and two other applicants in the Nordstrom case. She focuses on regulatory law, insolvency, and restructuring.

Chaitons LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Harvey Chaiton, partner, advised applicant Marshallzehr Group Inc. in Marshallzehr Group Inc., as Administrator v 12252856 Canada Inc. His bankruptcy and insolvency practice centres on receiverships and corporate restructurings.

Maya Poliak, partner, acted for respondent Ontario Securities Commission in the Magna Gold case. She deals with receiverships, liquidations, and securities enforcement and reorganizations.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Milton Davis, partner, represented applicant P. Jittalan in Jittalan v Reflourish Capital Limited et al. He handles banking cases, real estate litigation, and corporate disputes.

Scott Venton, lawyer, advised plaintiff Blutrich Holdings Inc. in Blutrich Holdings Inc. v Khan et al. His areas of focus include corporate and commercial law, bankruptcy, and insolvency.

Garfinkle Biderman LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Wendy Greenspoon-Soer, partner, acted for applicant 2615333 Ontario Inc. in 2615333 Ontario Inc. v Central Park Ajax Developments Phase 1 Inc. et al. She focuses on property litigation and title rectification.

Alexander Hora, partner, represented applicant Republic Goldfields Inc. in a case of the same name. He works on business disputes, contracts, and real property matters.

Lipman, Zener & Waxman PC appeared in two cases this week.

Ian Klaiman, lawyer, advised Plating Plus Ltd. as an applicant in Plating Plus Ltd. v 907037 Ontario Inc. et al and as a respondent, alongside two other respondents, in 907037 Ontario Inc. et al v Plating Plus Ltd. et al. He deals with bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor/creditor matters.

Kramer Simaan Dhillon LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Micheal Simaan, litigation counsel, acted for defendant A. Crossley in the Blutrich case and represented defendant M. Bianchini in Jones et al v Mizzi et al. He handles all types of contractual disputes.

Torkin Manes LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Matt Maurer, partner, advised Wang & Associates Professional Corporation and eight other defendants in Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario v Madan et al. He chairs the firm’s cannabis law and franchise law groups.

Jeffrey Simpson, partner, acted for respondent Dundas Shorncliffe Ltd. in Centurion Mortgage Capital Corporation v Dundas Shorncliffe Limited Partnership et al. He belongs to the firm’s banking, finance, and insolvency group.

Torys LLP appeared in two cases this week.

In the Nordstrom case, partner David Bish represented respondent Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Its Affiliates. Partner Scott Bomhof advised respondent First Capital Holdings (Ontario) Corporation and Its Affiliates. Bish heads the firm’s corporate restructuring and advisory practice group, while Bomhof handles all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency.

Sheila Block, partner, acted for plaintiff Wiener Stadtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group in Wiener Stadtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group v Infrassure Ltd. She deals with corporate/commercial and securities litigation.

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