Bennett Jones, Adair Goldblatt Bieber keep acting in multibillion-dollar commercial case

Dickinson Wright, Fasken, Himelfarb Proszanski, Lenczner Slaght appear in $333-million dispute

Bennett Jones, Adair Goldblatt Bieber keep acting in multibillion-dollar commercial case

This week’s highest-value commercial list case was worth $4.445-billion. Meanwhile, lawyers from Miller Thomson LLP, Chaitons LLP, and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP made appearances in over two commercial list matters this week.

The week’s most notable commercial case was the $4.445-billion case Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al. Here, Bennett Jones LLP partner Amanda McLachlan advised Sakab Saudi Holding Company and eight other plaintiffs. Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP partner John Adair acted for defendant K. Al Jabri. The other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial case was the $333-million case Romspen Investment Corporation v Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc. et al. Here, Dickinson Wright LLP partner David Preger represented applicant Romspen Investment Corporation.

Himelfarb Proszanski LLP lawyer Oleg Roslak advised Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc. and five other respondents. Lenczner Slaght partner Lawrence Thacker acted for respondent Niceforo Enterprises Inc. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP partner Stuart Brotman represented respondent First Commercial Bank. Brotman focuses on bankruptcy, receivership, and restructuring.

A third notable commercial case was the $24-million case Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation et al v Stateview Homes (Nao Towns II) Inc. et al. Here, Chaitons LLP partner Harvey Chaiton advised Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation and one other plaintiff. The three defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP appeared in five cases this week.

R. Seumas Woods, partner, represented FSD Pharma Inc. as the applicant in FSD Pharma Inc. v Bokhari and as the respondent in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. His practice covers international dispute resolution, transactional securities litigation, construction cases, and commercial disputes.

Kathryn Bush, partner, advised respondent Lifeworks (Canada) Ltd. in Representative Counsel to Sears Canada Retirees v Lifeworks (Canada) Ltd. et al. She has more than three decades of experience with pensions, benefits, and executive compensation.

Christopher DiMatteo, partner, acted for applicant Citibank Canada in a case of the same name. His practice includes commercial litigation and class action defence with a focus on cybersecurity.

Gordon McKee, partner, represented applicant LTL Management LLC in a case of the same name. He has over 30 years of experience defending class action lawsuits and product liability claims.

Chaitons LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Apart from his work in the Atrium case, Harvey Chaiton advised applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal, as Administrative Agent v Unity Health Toronto. He also acted for applicant Empirical Capital Corp. in Empirical Capital Corp. v Richmond Hill Re-Dev Corporation. He is a bankruptcy and insolvency lawyer who focuses on receiverships and corporate restructurings.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in three cases this week.

James Zibarras, partner, represented R. Bokhari as the applicant in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. and as the respondent in FSD Pharma Inc. v Bokhari. He has practised in Canada and in the U.S. He assists clients in a wide array of civil litigation matters.

Gina Rhodes, associate, advised applicant Field Trip Health & Wellness Ltd in Field Trip Health & Wellness Ltd. et al. She focuses on commercial, insolvency, and restructuring litigation.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP appeared in two cases this week.

John Adair, who worked on the Sakab case, handles professional negligence matters and partnership and administrative disputes.

Simon Bieber, 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. His practice includes corporate and commercial litigation, class actions, and securities cases.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in two cases this week.

McLachlan, who worked on the Sakab case, focuses on corporate and commercial litigation.

Aiden Nelms, associate, represented applicants Kingsett Mortgage Corporation and Dorr Capital Corporation in Kingsett Mortgage Corporation and Dorr Capital Corporation v Stateview Homes (Minu Towns) Inc., Stateview Homes (Nao Towns) Inc., Stateview Homes (on the Mark) Inc., and Stateview Homes (High Crown Estates) Inc. et al. He has a restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency practice.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Ryan Jacobs, partner, advised applicant Kingsett Mortgage Corporation in Kingsett Mortgage Corporation v Sunrise Acquisitions (Hwy 7) Inc. et al. He is a former practitioner in New York, U.S. who developed a cross-border restructuring practice in Canada.

Natalie Levine, partner, acted for applicant LoyaltyOne, Co. in LoyaltyOne, Co. v Bread Financial Holdings, Inc.. She handles corporate restructurings in industries including mining, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, transportation, and entertainment.

Dickinson Wright LLP appeared in two cases this week.

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

Brian Radnoff, partner, represented applicant A. Kher in Kher v Arora et al. He has experience in securities and shareholder litigation, defamation cases, professional liability, estate matters, class actions, administrative law, competition litigation, insolvency, and receiverships.

Himelfarb Proszanski LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Aside from his work in the Romspen case, Roslak advised Kawa Investments Inc. and two other defendants in Kawaguchi et al v The Estate of Goro Kawaguchi, Deceased et al. He deals with a wide range of civil and commercial matters, including contract law, shareholder disputes, employment, real property cases, commercial tenancy, and tax.

Koskie Minsky LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Andrew Hatnay, partner, acted for applicant Representative Counsel to Sears Canada Retirees in the Sears Canada Retirees case. He assists employees, retirees, pension plan administrators, and unions in all aspects of pension plans, benefit plans, and employee compensation.

David Silver, partner, represented Macdonald Porter Drees Martin Meyrick LLP, MPD Law Firm LLP, and two other defendants in the Kawaguchi case. He has experience in commercial and insurance litigation and the defence of professional negligence claims.

Lenczner Slaght appeared in two cases this week.

Thacker, who worked in the Romspen case, handles mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, class actions, infrastructure disputes, procurement matters, securities issues, tax litigation, commercial arbitrations, and insolvency restructuring.

Andrew Parley, partner, advised respondent TLSFD Taurasi Holdings Corp. in the Kingsett Mortgage Corporation and Dorr Capital Corporation case. He is a commercial litigator who covers industries including energy, construction, infrastructure, securities, and finance.

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