Bennett Jones appears in seven commercial list suits this week

Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Blakes, McCarthy Tétrault tackle $4.445-billion commercial case

Bennett Jones appears in seven commercial list suits this week

Aird & Berlis, Bennett Jones, Miller Thomson, Minden Gross, and Stikeman Elliott made appearances in four or more commercial list matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice this week.

The week’s most notable commercial suit 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.

Addario Law Group LLP partner Andrew Max acted for M. Al Jabri and seven other defendants. His practice includes commercial and shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, director and officer liability, and professional liability.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP partner Ryan Morris advised Black Stallion Investments Limited and two other defendants. He focuses on corporate and transactional matters, securities and broker/dealer litigation, regulatory proceedings, and class actions.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP founding partner John Adair acted for defendant K. Al Jabri. He litigates matters involving commercial law, partnership disputes, and professional negligence.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP partner Andrew Matheson advised defendant Dreams International Advisory Services Ltd. He heads the firm’s national white collar and investigations group. The other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial suit was the $333,309,379.73 case Romspen Investment Corporation v Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc. et al. Dickinson Wright LLP partner David Preger acted for applicant Romspen Investment Corporation. He practises bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Oleg Roslak, a civil and commercial lawyer at Himelfarb Proszanski LLP, advised Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc. and five other respondents. Darryl Singer, head of the commercial and civil litigation group of Diamond and Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers, acted for respondent Y. Boltyansky.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP partner Stuart Brotman advised respondent First Commercial Bank. He leads the firm’s global insolvency and restructuring group. Lawrence Thacker, a Lenczner Slaght partner who handles mergers and acquisitions, acted for respondent Niceforo Enterprises Inc.

A third notable commercial suit was the $111-million case Anson Advisors Inc. et al v Stafford et al. Bennett Jones LLP partner Robert Staley advised Anson Advisors Inc. and three other plaintiffs.

Won J. Kim, a principal at Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers P.C., acted for J. Stafford and two other defendants. Kim argues cases involving securities, shareholder remedies, and contractual remedies. The other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in seven cases this week.

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

Staley, who was involved in the Anson Advisors case, has experience in commercial and securities litigation, securities regulation, shareholder activism, and class actions.

In Tacora Resources Inc. v First Insurance Funding of Canada Inc et al, partner Richard Swan represented respondent Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders, while partner Kevin Zych advised respondent Computershare Trust Company. Swan co-heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department and commercial litigation practice group. Zych co-leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice group in Toronto.

Alan Gardner, partner, acted for respondent MNP Corporate Finance Inc. in Peoples Trust Company v Crown Crest Capital Management Corp. et al. He co-heads securities litigation at the firm.

Joshua Foster, associate, represented applicant Trichome Financial Corp. in Trichome Financial Corp. et al v The Attorney General of Canada on Behalf of His Majesty the King in Right of Canada as Represented by the Canada Revenue Agency. He focuses on financial restructuring.

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

Milan Singh-Cheema, associate, acted for applicant Genesis Mortgage Investment Corporation in Genesis Mortgage Investment Corporation v 1776411 Ontario Ltd. et al. He has a general restructuring and insolvency practice.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in six cases this week.

Patrick Corney, partner, represented applicant Loudon Bros. Limited in Loudon Bros. Limited v Karimi Holdings Ltd. He belongs to the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

Emily Durst, partner, advised respondent ABA Architects Inc. in the Genesis Mortgage case. Her practice covers commercial and insurance defence litigation.

Kyla Mahar, partner, acted for Crown Crest Capital Management Corp. and five other respondents in the Peoples Trust case. She focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency, and recapitalizations.

Kevin Sherkin, partner, represented Queen St. 1501 Inc. and one other respondent in Kauffman v Queen St. 1501 Inc. et al. He focuses on commercial litigation.

James Zibarras, partner, advised C. Fazari and two other defendants in Kauffman v Fazari et al. He has experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters.

Tony Van Klink, partner, acted for respondent Vifloor Canada Ltd. in Quality Rugs of Canada Limited v Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. et al. He practises insolvency and restructuring law and related commercial litigation.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Steven Graff, partner, represented Waygar Capital Inc. as an applicant in Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. v Quality Rugs of Canada Limited et al and as a respondent in the Quality Rugs case. He co-leads the firm’s financial services practice group.

Sanjeev Mitra, partner, advised applicant Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v 2531961 Ontario Inc. et al. He focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Jeremy Nemers, partner, acted for respondent 4280 Sheppard Limited in Sigma One Capital Inc. v KBIJ Corporation et al. He practises in the areas of insolvency and restructuring law.

Kyle Plunkett, partner, represented applicant Tandia Financial Credit Union Limited in Tandia Financial Credit Union Limited v 1557113 Ontario Inc. et al. He belongs to the firm’s financial services and insolvency and restructuring groups.

Stikeman Elliott LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Eliot Kolers, partner, advised Traders Global Group Inc. and two other respondents in Ontario Securities Commission v Traders Global Group Inc. et al. He heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group.

Maria Konyukhova, partner, acted for respondent Independent Electricity System Operator in Validus Power Corp. By the Receiver et al v Independent Electricity System Operator et al. She exclusively practises in the area of insolvency law.

Glenn Zacher, partner, represented defendant North American Palladium Ltd. in Vaeth et al v North American Palladium Ltd. He co-heads the firm’s energy group.

Natasha Rambaran, associate, advised applicant Tacora Resources Inc. in the Tacora Resources case. She belongs to the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

Zev Smith, associate, acted for applicant Star America DPGI Acquisition Company, Inc. in Star America DPGI Acquisition Company, Inc. v Demand Power Group Inc. He has a commercial litigation practice.

Minden Gross LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Raymond Slattery, partner, represented C. Kauffman as an applicant in Kauffman v Queen St. 1501 Inc. et al and as a plaintiff in Kauffman v Fazari et al. Slattery is involved in all facets of insolvency litigation.

Catherine Francis, partner, advised plaintiff Chriscwe Holdings Inc. in Chriscwe Holdings Inc. v Oasis Global Inc. et al. She largely devotes her practice to corporate/commercial, real estate, banking, and insolvency litigation.

Rachel Moses, partner, acted for plaintiff Toronto-Dominion Bank in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v Images Life Media Inc. et al. She focuses on banking and commercial litigation.

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