Bennett Jones appeared in multibillion and multimillion dollar commercial case

One multibillion-dollar case and two multimillion-dollar cases heard this week

Bennett Jones appeared in multibillion and multimillion dollar commercial case
Law firms appearing for the week ending November 18s, 2022

Bennett Jones represented the plaintiffs in a multibillion-dollar case before the Commercial List this week, while Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb, and Osler Hoskin & Harcourt represented individual respondents in the matter.

The most notable commercial case this week is the $4.45-billion case Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al, continuing with Bennett Jones LLP partner Amanda McLachlan representing the plaintiffs and Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP partner John Adair, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP lawyer Crawford Smith, and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP partner Lauren Tomasich representing several respondents separately.

Also before the Commercial List this week is the $223-million case Shanghai Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd. v. Lu et al. Bennett Jones LLP associate Shaan Tolani continues to represent the plaintiffs and Polley Faith LLP partner Andrew Faith is representing several respondents.

A third notable commercial case this week is 7572042 Canada Inc. et al v. The Bank of Nova Scotia with a concerned amount of $80 million. Heer Law lawyer Annette Latoszewska represented the plaintiffs. The respondent appears to be unrepresented.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in three cases

Jeremy Nemers, partner, represented plaintiff The Clover on Yonge Inc. and one other in The Clover on Yonge Inc. et al. Nemers’ practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring law, with an emphasis on reorganizations, liquidations, receiverships, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the purchase and sale of distressed assets and businesses.

Kyle Plunkett, partner, represented applicant The Toronto-Dominion Bank in two matters – The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. 13153100 Canada Inc. et al and The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. 2314251 Ontario Inc. et al. Plunkett’s insolvency and restructuring practice encompasses both the litigation and commercial aspects of turnarounds, reorganizations, liquidations, security enforcement, receiverships and plans of arrangement in the context of formal and informal restructuring proceedings.

Bennett Jones LLP in court three times

Amanda McLachlan, partner, represented the 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.

Joshua Foster, associate, represented applicant Trichome Financial Corp. and several others in Trichome Financial Corp. et al. Foster’s general corporate commercial law practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency.

Shaan Tolani, associate, represented plaintiff Shanghai Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd. in Shanghai Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd. v. Lu et al. Tolani’s general litigation practice emphasized on corporate and commercial disputes, securities litigation, and financial crime.

Goodmans LLP in three commercial cases

Alan Mark, partner, represented respondent N. Walker and several others in Stronach v. Stronach et al. Mark’s practice specializes in corporate/commercial litigation, class actions and electricity law and regulation.

Mark Dunn, partner, represented applicant Cole Diamond Family Trust 2018 and one other in Cole Diamond Family Trust 2018 et al v. 9379-8676 Quebec Inc. Dunn’s real estate litigation practice includes joint venture, lease, mortgage enforcement and trust disputes, among others relating to real estate.

Melanie Ouanounou, partner, represented F. Nicole and one other in Stronach v. Stronach et al. Ouanounou’s commercial and class action defence litigation practice encompass a wide variety of business disputes with a focus on securities litigation, contract disputes, product liability and plans of arrangement.

Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP appeared in three cases

Crawford Smith, partner, represented N. Moustafa in Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al. Smith’s litigation practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, insurance coverage, construction, securities, professional liability, energy regulatory proceedings and competition litigation, as well as public and administrative law.

Matthew Gottlieb, partner, represented S. Stronach in Stronach v. Stronach et al. Gottlieb’s practice includes corporate and commercial disputes, insolvency and restructuring mandates, and other business litigation.

Nadia Campion, partner, represented respondent Guery R. Goyo and one other in Kingsberg Development Corporation et al v. Guery R. Goyo et al. Campion has a broad civil litigation practice that includes complex commercial disputes, shareholder oppression applications, director and officer liability, estates matters, class actions and professional liability.

Miller Thomson LLP partner involved in two cases; firm in additional action

Kevin Sherkin, partner, represented 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.

James Zibarras, partner, represented defendant Canada Investment Corporation in 2384419 Ontario Inc et al v. 1 Plus 12 Corporation et al and C. Fazari and several others in Kauffman v. Fazari et al. Zibarras’ civil litigation practice focuses on a broad range of cases including breach of contract, oppression remedy, sale of goods, employment, construction, insolvency, and shareholder disputes.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP appeared in three cases

Larry Lowenstein, partner, represented defendant Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP and several others in Grosvenor Park Media Fund LLP v. Arc Productions Ltd. et al. Lowenstein conducts a broad corporate, commercial and complex litigation practice including class actions, corporate governance, contested mergers and acquisitions, securities litigation, environmental liability, employment matters and franchising disputes.

Lauren Tomasich, partner, represented defendant 2767143 Ontario Inc. and several others in the multibillion-dollar case Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al. Tomasich’s commercial litigation practice has a particular focus on commercial arbitration, corporate and securities litigation and white-collar defence and enforcement proceedings.

Craig Lockwood, partner, represented defendant Ossip, in their capacities as trustees of the Andrew Stronach 445 Family Trust, Alon and one other in Stronach v. Stronach et al. Lockwood’s extensive experience includes class proceedings, product liability matters, securities regulation, commercial banking litigation and pension litigation.

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