Bennett Jones appears in four commercial cases, including 4.45-billion-dollar case

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Torys also involved in four Commercial List cases this week

Bennett Jones appears in four commercial cases, including 4.45-billion-dollar case
Law firms appearing for the week ending July 22, 2022

Bennett Jones appeared in four commercial cases this week, including a $4.45 billion case with Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb, and Osler Hoskin & Harcourt all representing separate respondents.

Notable cases

The 4.45-billion-dollar case Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al continues 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.

Another notable case this week is Coxswain Row Capital Corporation v. Nigig Power Corporation et al with a concerned amount of $173 million. Plaintiffs are represented by Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP lawyer Andrew Winton, while some respondents are represented by Gowling WLG partner Michael Watson and McCarthy Tetrault partner Darryl Cruz, separately.

A third notable case is 1291079 Ontario Limited v. Sears Canada Inc. et al with a concerned amount of $100 million. The plaintiff is represented by Sotos LLP partner David Sterns. Several respondents are represented by Stikeman Elliott LLP senior counsel Peter Howard, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP senior counsel William Burden, Polley Faith LLP partner Andrew Faith, and Bennett Jones LLP partner Richard Swan, separately.

Bennett Jones appeared in four cases

Amanda McLachlan, partner, represented 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.

Jeffrey Leon, partner, represented respondent P. Emerick in GFA World v. Zetner et al. Leon’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border securities, commercial, corporate, product liability, professional negligence, and health care proceedings.

Richard Swan, partner, represented defendant R. Khanna and one other in 1291079 Ontario Limited v. Sears Canada Inc. et al. Swan’s practice focuses on litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution.

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.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in four cases

Sonia Bjorkquist, partner, represented the plaintiff in 1107051 Ontario Ltd. v. GG Kingspa Enterprises Limited Partnership. Bjorkquist has extensive experience defending companies in class actions, commercial arbitration and other complex litigation, including advising clients on strategies for managing risks and cross-border issues in multi-jurisdictional cases.

Craig Lockwood, partner, represented defendant A. Ossip, in his capacity as trustee of the 445327 Trust, and several others in Stronach v. Stronach et al. Lockwood has extensive experience in class proceedings, product liability matters, securities regulation, commercial banking litigation and pension litigation.

Christopher Naudie, partner, represented plaintiff Tridelta Investment Counsel Inc. and several others in Tridelta Investment Counsel Inc. et al v. GTA Mixed-Use Developments GP Inc. et al. Naudie practises corporate and commercial litigation, with a strong focus on corporate litigation, class action defence and cross-border litigation.

Lauren Tomasich, partner, represented defendant Infosec Global Inc. and several others in the week’s top highlighted 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.

Torys in court four times

John Fabello, partner, represented defendant Union Securities Limited in Caja Paraguaya de Jubiliaciones y Pensionrs del Personal de Itaipu Binacional v. Obregon et al. Fabello’s practice focuses on all aspects of securities litigation and financial services regulatory matters, as well as on complex corporate and commercial litigation.

Andrew Gray, partner, represented applicant Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Gray’s broad litigation practice involves corporate and securities litigation, CCAA matters and strategic commercial disputes.

Linda Plumpton, partner, represented Stronach Consulting Corp. in Stronach v. Stronach et al. Plumpton’s vast experience is across competition litigation, class action defence, corporate/commercial disputes, and securities litigation.

Arlen 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.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber partner involved in two cases, firm appears in third case

John Adair, partner, represented defendant G. Fialkov and several others in Fialkov v. Fialkov et al and defendant 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.

Simon Bieber, partner, represented defendant GTA Mixed-Use Developments GP Inc. in Tridelta Investment Counsel Inc. et al v. GTA Mixed-Use Developments GP Inc. et al. Bieber’s practice focuses on commercial/corporate litigation, class actions, directors’ and officers’ liability, securities litigation, and professional negligence.

Gowling WLG in court for three cases

Michael Watson, partner, represented defendant Henvey Inlet First Nation in Coxswain Row Capital Corporation v. Nigig Power Corporation et al. Watson practises in the area of corporate and commercial litigation, administrative law, and employment and labour relations.

Thomas Gertner, associate, represented applicant Pillar Capital Corp. in Pillar Capital Corp. v. 3 Sixty Secure Corp. et al. Gertner’s practice focuses on a broad range of commercial matters, with an emphasis on banking and insolvency law.

Kavi Sivasothy, associate, represented plaintiff Karl Storz Endoscopy Canada Ltd. in Karl Storz Endoscopy Canada Ltd. v. 10474746 Canada Limited et al. Sivasothy has interest in commercial and business litigation.

Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb in three corporate commercial cases

Matthew Gottlieb 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.

Crawford Smith represented N. Moustafa in the ongoing Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al. His 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.

Andrew Winton represented the plaintiff in Coxswain Row Capital Corporation v. Nigig Power Corporation et al. Winton’s practice includes employment law, insolvency, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, contract litigation and departing employee cases.

Clark Wilson represented single company in three different cases

Kevin Macdonald, partner, represented Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. in Middleton v. Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. et al, JDM Group Ltd. et al v. Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. et al, and Direct Broadcasting Satellite Communications Corp. et al v. JDM Group Ltd. et al. Macdonald’s practice focuses on banking, insolvency and restructuring law.

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