Bennett Jones, Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Lax O’Sullivan appear in $4.45-billion commercial case

Miller Thomson appeared in ten separate commercial cases this week

Bennett Jones, Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Lax O’Sullivan appear in $4.45-billion commercial case

One multibillion-dollar and several multimillion-dollar commercial cases heard this week. Miller Thomson also appeared in ten commercial cases this week.

Multibillion-dollar and multimillion-dollar cases.

The most notable case this week is Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al with a concerned amount of $4.45-billion. Bennett Jones LLP partner Amanda McLachlan represented multiple plaintiffs. Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP partner Crawford Smith also represented one of the plaintiffs. Adair Goldblatt Bieber partner John Adair represented one of the respondents.

Another notable case is Fakih et al v Ahm Investments Corporation et al with a concerned amount of $50 million. Presvelos Law LLP partner Sam A. Presvelos represented the plaintiffs. The respondents appear to be unrepresented.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in ten cases this week.

Gregory R. Azeff, partner, represented applicant M Matta and one other in Matta et al v Altmore Mortgage Investment Corporation. Azeff’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law.

John J. Chapman, partner, represented defendant BHP International Markets Limited (A Bahamian Corporation) in Jiang v BHP International Markets Limited (A Bahamian Corporation) et al. Chapman’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation, and includes contract disputes, real estate litigation, shareholder remedies, fiduciary obligations, insolvency and class actions.

Enzo Di Iorio, partner, represented defendants A. Darolfi and several others in Tari v Darolfi et al. Di Iorio’s experience with an “in-house” and general advisory role helped him develop a unique, pragmatic and business-oriented approach to litigation and risk avoidance issues for his clients.

Asim Iqbal, partner, represented applicant Hazelton Development Corporation in Hazelton Development Corporation v Bennett Jones LLP et al. Asim's practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring law, guiding a client through informal workouts, formal restructuring proceedings and special situations with a creative and practical approach to problem solving.

F. Paul Morrison, partner, represented plaintiff Khalid, as beneficiary of the M.S. Khalid Family Trust and several others in Khalid, as beneficiary of the M.S. Khalid Family Trust et al v ICICI Bank Canada. Morrison’s practice includes complex corporate and commercial litigation, including class action litigation, securities litigation, competition litigation, insolvency litigation, professional liability, products liability and domestic and international arbitration.

Kevin D. Sherkin, partner, represented plaintiff H. Modopoulos and one other in Modopoulos et al v Hershberg et al and respondent Queen St. 1501 Inc. and one other in Kauffman v Queen St. 1501 Inc. et al. Sherkin’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, with expertise in construction matters, shareholder disputes, real estate-related litigation, and breach of trust claims.

David Ward, partner, represented applicant Cannapiece Group Inc., Cannapiece Corp., Cannapiece Craft Growers Corp., 2666222 Ontario Ltd., 2580385 Ontario Inc. and 2669673 Ontario Inc. in Cannapiece Group Inc., Cannapiece Corp., Cannapiece Craft Growers Corp., 2666222 Ontario Ltd., 2580385 Ontario Inc. and 2669673 Ontario Inc. v Marzili et al. Ward’s insolvency practice focuses on creditors' rights and remedies in reorganizations and liquidations under Canada's major insolvency and corporate statutes.

James Zibarras, partner, represented defendant C. Fazari and several others in Kauffman v Fazari et al and applicant R. Bokhari in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. Zibarras has extensive experience representing clients on a wide range of civil litigation matters.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Amanda McLachlan, partner, represented plaintiff Sakab Saudi Holding Company and several others in Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al. McLachlan’s general litigation practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud, employment litigation and securities litigation disputes and investigations.

Richard B. Swan, partner, represented respondent Bennett Jones LLP in Hazelton Development Corporation v Bennett Jones LLP et al. Swan’s practice focuses on litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution.

William A. Bortolin, associate, represented applicant Vivo Cannabis Inc. in Vivo Cannabis Inc. Bortolin has a general commercial litigation practice, with an emphasis on high-stakes litigation involving complex subject matter.

Joshua Foster, associate, represented applicant Kingsett Mortgage Corporation in Kingsett Mortgage Corporation v 30 Roe Investments Corp. Foster’s practice focuses on the financial restructuring of distressed companies in formal proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Canada Business Corporations Act.

Dentons Canada LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Arthur L. Hamilton, partner, represented plaintiff B. Henry in Henry v Dempsey Corporation et al. Hamilton’s practice focuses on complex disputes, contract and business tort litigation, financial institution and regulatory litigation, as well as administrative law and governance issues.

Kenneth D. Kraft, partner, represented respondent Reflourish Capital Limited in Jittalan v Reflourish Capital Limited et al. Kraft’s practice focuses on insolvency and finance, both secured and unsecured.

Douglas Brodie Stewart, partner, represented respondent Freedom Mobile Inc. in 2356802 Ontario Corp. v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. Stewart’s practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation with an emphasis on professional liability and insurance related matters.

Mark Freake, senior associate, represented applicant Tehama Inc. in Tehama Inc. Freake’s practice primarily focuses on corporate insolvency and financial services matters, including proceedings commenced under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP appeared in three cases this week.

John Adair, partner, represented respondent K. Al Jabri in Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al. Adair’s extensive experience includes litigating matters in the areas of commercial litigation, partnership disputes, professional negligence, administrative disputes, and estate litigation.

Jordan Katz, partner, represented R. Goldsilver and several others as applicant in Goldsilver et al v Evashkow et al and respondent in Saccucci et al v Melia et al. Katz maintains a broad litigation practice, including complex contractual and tort disputes in a wide range of industries, administrative and regulatory matters, internal investigations, and criminal cases.

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

Ryan A. Morris, partner, represented applicant Gamesquare Esports Inc in Gamesquare Esports Inc. Morris’ practice focuses on corporate, transactional, securities and broker/dealer litigation, regulatory proceedings, and class actions.

R. Seumas M. Woods, partner, represented respondent FSD Pharma Inc. in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. Woods has a varied corporate-commercial disputes resolution practice, including international dispute resolution, transactional securities litigation, construction litigation, commercial disputes, shareholder litigation, and personal injury.

Emily Hazlett, associate, represented respondent Lloyd’s Canada Inc. and one other in Workman Optometry Professional Corporation et al v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada et al. Hazlett’s practice includes complex commercial litigation and class action defence, with a focus on product liability.

Blaney McMurtry LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Lou Brzezinski, partner, represented respondent 30 Roe Investments Corp. in Kingsett Mortgage Corporation v 30 Roe Investments Corp. Brzezinski practices in all areas of business reorganization, insolvency, liquidation and bankruptcy.

John Polyzogopoulos, partner, represented defendant ICICI Bank Canada in Khalid, as beneficiary of the M.S. Khalid Family Trust et al v ICICI Bank Canada and respondent D. Evashkow in Goldsilver et al v Evashkow et al. Polyzogopoulos’ practice focuses on commercial litigation, estate litigation, sports law, and family litigation.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP appeared in three cases this week.

R. Bevan Brooksbank, partner, represented defendant Independant Electricity System Operator in 1199403 Ontario Inc. et al v Saptashva Solar S.A. et al. Brooksbank acts for companies, receivers, and court officers with respect to insolvency litigation on the Commercial List.

Graeme A. Hamilton, partner, represented applicant East West Investment Management Corporation in East West Investment Management Corporation v Higgins et al. Hamilton’s practice focuses on criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, including under the Criminal Code, the Competition Act, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, the Income Tax Act, the Ontario Securities Act, and occupational health and safety legislation.

Ira Nishisato, partner, represented plaintiff Vivendi Ticketing U.S. LLC in Vivendi Ticketing U.S. LLC v Up in Code Inc. et al. Nishisato’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, commercial fraud, investigations, cybersecurity and information technology litigation, intellectual property litigation, and international disputes.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Sarah Armstrong, partner, represented defendant Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada in Workman Optometry Professional Corporation et al v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada et al. Armstrong has extensive experience managing and coordinating the defence of overlapping and multi-jurisdictional proceedings in securities, product liability, privacy and cybersecurity, insurance coverage and consumer cases.

Gideon Forrest, partner, represented respondent Fiera Capital Corporation, on behalf of the Fiera Diversified Lending Fund in Morrison Laurier Mortgage Corporation v Morrison Laurier Mortgage Corporation et al. Forrest’s litigation and dispute resolution practice is focused on corporate and commercial matters.

Jonathan Wansbrough, partner, represented defendant S. St. John and several others in Yroo Inc. et al v St. John et al. Wansbrough’s litigation practice is focused on securities litigation, regulatory enforcement and director and officer liability matters.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Milton Davis, partner, represented applicant P. Jittalan in Jittalan v Reflourish Capital Limited et al. Davis’ practice involves commercial litigation specializing in banking and real estate litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, mortgage remedies and professional negligence claims.

Justin M. Jakubiak, partner, represented applicant Riverside Humber Corp. and several others in Riverside Humber Corp. et al v 1000118885 Ontario Inc. Jakubiak has a broad litigation, administrative law and automotive law practice.

Scott Venton, partner, represented plaintiff Blutrich Holdings Inc. in Blutrich Holdings Inc. v Khan et al. Venton’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial, gaming, bankruptcy and insolvency, restructuring, regulatory and insurance litigation.

Torys LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Andrew Gray, partner, represented applicant Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union in Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union. Gray’s broad litigation practice involves corporate and securities litigation, CCAA matters and strategic commercial disputes.

Alexandra Shelley, partner, represented applicant Home Capital Group Inc. in Home Capital Group Inc. Shelley’s practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of areas, including complex commercial disputes, securities, construction and real estate.

Arlen K. Sternberg, partner, represented respondent Rogers Communications Inc. in 2356802 Ontario Corp. v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. Sternberg’s practice focuses on business litigation, with an emphasis on administrative and corporate commercial law.

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