Bennett Jones in $4.4-billion and $223-billion corporate commercial cases

Aird & Berlis, Bennett Jones appear five times in Commercial List roundup

Bennett Jones in $4.4-billion and $223-billion corporate commercial cases

Bennett Jones lawyers handled the two cases with the biggest amounts this week – partner Amanda McLachlan appeared in the $4.4-billion case Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al, and associate Shaan Tolani appeared in the $223-million case Shanghai Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd. v. Lu et al. Along with Aird & Berlis, Bennett Jones was also most active in the Commercial List roundup, appearing in five cases this week.

Notable cases: $4.5 billion, $223 million, and $15 million

A previously noted case continued in court this week, Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al, with a concerned amount of $4.4 billion. Plaintiff Sakab Saudi Holding Company and several others are represented by Amanda McLachlan of Bennett Jones LLP. Defendant Al Jabri is represented by John Adair of Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP. Defendant Gryphon Secure Inc. and several others are represented by Lauren Tomasich of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Shanghai Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd. v. Lu et al hit court with a concerned amount of $233 million. Plaintiff Shanghai Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd is represented by Shaan Tolani of Bennett Jones LLP. The respondents appear to be unrepresented.

A third notable case is Li et al v. Liu et al, with a concerned amount of $15 million. Plaintiffs C. Li are represented by Peter Jervis of Rochon Genova LLP. The respondents appear to be unrepresented.

Aird & Berlis appeared in five cases

Sanjeev Mitra, partner, represented applicant Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trebor Rx Corp. et al. Mitra’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law with experience in both commercial and consumer insolvency.

Archie Rabinowitz, partner, represented respondent M. Sonshine in BSS Holdings Inc. et al v. Sonshine et al. Rabinowitz has extensive experience with the contested passing of accounts, validity of wills, estate claims, breach of trust actions, undue influence claims, interpretation of wills and the appointment or removal of trustees or guardians.

Miranda Spence, partner, represented plaintiff Export-Import Bank of China in Export-Import Bank of China v. Evergreen Resources Holding (BVI) Ltd. et al and defendant Laurentian Bank of Canada in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Strathcona Energy Fit 2 LP et al. Spence’s broad litigation practice emphasizes on general commercial, restructuring and insolvency, and construction disputes.

Steve Tenai, partner, represented the applicant in 1843208 Ontario Inc. Tenai’s practice focuses on class action, securities, M&A, corporate, commercial, oppression and privacy related litigation.

Bennett Jones in court five times

Jeffrey Leon, partner, represented respondent P. Emerick in GFA World v. Zetner et al. Leon advocates for companies, directors, officers, and individuals involved in domestic and cross-border securities, commercial, corporate, product liability, professional negligence and health care proceedings.

Amanda McLachlan, partner, represented plaintiff Alpha Star Aviation Services Company 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 Swan, partner, represented defendant Runway Finance Group Inc. in Navigator Games Limited v. Runway Finance Group Inc. et al and respondent Bennett Jones LLP in Hazelton Development Corporation v. Bennett Jones LLP. Swan’s practice focuses on corporate, commercial and public law disputes, with experience in corporate, shareholder, oppression, securities, partnership, commercial contract, and real property, among others.

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 focuses on corporate and commercial disputes, securities litigation and fraud.

Borden Ladner Gervais in four Commercial List cases

Aaron Blumenfeld, partner, represented applicant R. Blankenstein Enterprises Limited and several others in R. Blankenstein Enterprises Limited et al v. Fialkov Enterprises Limited et al. Blumenfeld has a broad litigation practice, representing clients in disputes concerning fraud, intellectual property, estates, insolvencies, securities and other commercial matters.

Danielle Joel, partner, represented respondent P. Sonshine and one other in BSS Holdings Inc. et al v. Sonshine et al. Danielle specializes in estates, trusts and capacity litigation and advisory work.

Caitlin Sainsbury, partner, represented plaintiff BWLF Holdings Inc. in Truant et al v. Fisher et al. Sainsbury has a broad litigation and dispute resolution practice, with a focus on complex commercial disputes, capital markets litigation, and in competition/antitrust and securities class actions.

James Douglas, senior counsel, represented Y. Liu and several others in Shen et al v. Liu et al. Douglas’ practice focuses on securities litigation and regulation, including shareholder disputes, shareholders’ class actions, M&A litigation, broker liability suits, regulatory proceedings, criminal prosecutions and related internal investigations.

Torys partner represented applicants in two cases; firm involved in two others

Andrew Gray, partner, represented applicant Novelis Inc. and one other in Novelis Inc. et al and applicant Franco-Nevada Corporation in Franco-Nevada Corporation v. Taseko Mines Limited. Gray focuses on high-stakes and complex disputes involving corporate and securities.

Linda Plumpton, partner, represented Stronach Consulting Corp. in Stronach v. Stronach et al. Plumpton’s practice focuses on commercial dispute resolution, class actions, and competition and securities litigation.

Arlen Sternberg, partner, represented Rogers Communications Inc. in 2356802 Ontario Corp. v. 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. Sternberg’s experience focuses on commercial litigation and administrative law, particularly those involving corporate and regulatory disputes in the energy industry.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber appeared in three cases

John Adair, partner, represented respondent Fialkov Enterprises Limited and several others in R. Blankenstein Enterprises Limited et al v. Fialkov Enterprises Limited et al and 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.

Julia Wilkes, partner, represented 2305136 Ontario Inc. in Badr v. 2305136 Ontario Inc. et al. Wilkes maintains a general civil litigation and administrative law practice, focusing on corporate and commercial disputes, class actions, securities litigation, and in defence of directors and officers, accountants, and legal professionals.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon represents defendants in three separate cases

Michael Barrack, partner, represented defendant B. Stronach in Stronach v. Stronach et al. Barrack’s litigation practice focuses on commercial law in complex high-stakes cases.

Seumas Woods, partner, represented defendant Solway Industries Limited and several others in Vale Canada Limited v. Solway Investment Group Limited et al and defendant B. Chandler and several others in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Strathcona Energy Fit 2 LP et al. Woods has a varied corporate-commercial disputes resolution practice, including international dispute resolution, transactional securities litigation, construction litigation, gaming-related claims, commercial disputes, investigations, shareholder litigation, personal injury and occupier's liability claims.

McCarthy Tétrault in court three times

Geoff Hall, partner, represented plaintiff The Toronto-Dominion Bank in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Strathcona Energy Fit 2 LP et al. Hall’s practice focuses on contract disputes, shareholder disputes, tax disputes, administrative law litigation, Aboriginal litigation, and insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

Atrisha Lewis, partner, represented plaintiff Roderick John Sutton in Roderick John Sutton (in their capacity as Joint and Several Liquidators of Days Impex Limited and Days International Limited) et al v. Dayaram et al. Lewis is a trial litigator and with a practice focused on commercial disputes, professional liability and product liability matters.

Junior Sirivar, partner, represented respondent Taseko Mines Limited in Franco-Nevada Corporation v. Taseko Mines Limited. Sirivar’s practice focuses on commercial cases in a broad range of industries including mining, financial services, telecommunications and healthcare in complex disputes.

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