Bennett Jones, Polley Faith continue in 223-million-dollar commercial case

Aird Berlis appeared in the most Commercial List cases this week

Bennett Jones, Polley Faith continue in 223-million-dollar commercial case

The $223-million commercial case Shanghai Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd. v. Lu et al continues to be the corporate commercial case with the highest concerned amount this week, with Bennett Jones representing the plaintiffs and Polley Faith the respondents.

Bennett Jones LLP associate Shaan Tolani continues to act for the plaintiffs in Shanghai Lianyin, with Polley Faith LLP partner Andrew Faith also representing several respondents. Other respondents in the matter appear to be unrepresented.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in four cases

Richard Epstein, partner, represented respondent Cutler Forest Products Inc. in Royal Bank of Canada v. Cutler Forest Products Inc. Epstein practises in the areas of insolvency and corporate/commercial law, focusing on reorganizations, restructurings and liquidations with emphasis in the areas of secured financing, creditors' rights, bankruptcy and insolvency.

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, advising and acting for both Canadian and international financial institutions on a variety of matters.

Jeremy Nemers, partner, represented applicant The Clover on Yonge Inc. and one other in The Clover on Yonge Inc. et al. Nemers’ practice involves insolvency and restructuring law, with an emphasis on both the litigation and commercial aspects of transactions under 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 The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Brad Duby Professional Corporation. 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 appeared in two cases

Amanda McLachlan, partner, represented applicant Ontario Securities Commission in Ontario Securities Commission v. Csurgo 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.

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 with an emphasis on corporate and commercial disputes, securities litigation and financial crime.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in court for two cases

Gordon McKee, partner, represented respondent Janssen Inc. in Paladin Labs Inc. et al v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC AND BGP Pharma ULC et al. McKee’s broad expertise extends to cross-border and multijurisdictional issues and cases that involve complex scientific, medical and technical evidence. He provides proactive advice to corporations on product warnings and recalls, litigation-related media issues and strategies designed to avoid litigation and class action suits.

Seumas Woods, partner, represented respondent Hanover PV Limited Partnership and several others in 1261271 B.C. Ltd. v. Hanover PV Limited Partnership et al. Woods’ varied corporate-commercial disputes resolution practice includes many areas, such as international dispute resolution, construction litigation, commercial disputes, investigations, shareholder litigation, personal injury and occupier's liability claims.

Chaitons LLP partner represented bank in two actions

Harvey Chaiton, partner, represented applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal as Administrative Agent v. Unity Health Toronto and Bank of Montreal as Administrative Agent v. 2442931 Ontario Inc. et al. Chaiton practices in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency with particular emphasis on receiverships and corporate restructurings, including insolvency litigation.

Drudi, Alexiou, Kuchar LLP appeared twice

Marco Drudi, partner, represented applicant Arion Services Ltd. and several others in Arion Services Ltd. et al v. 2264285 Ontario Inc. et al. Drudi specializes in the field of civil litigation and has spent the last decade concentrating in the area of construction law.

Adam Wainstock, partner, represented respondent Safway Services Canada, Inc. in Bank of Montreal as Administrative Agent v. 2442931 Ontario Inc. et al. Wainstock’s litigation practice covers all manners of civil disputes with a focus on commercial disputes including construction and real estate claims.

Hull and Hull LLP appeared in two cases

Ian Hull, founding partner, represented C. Libfeld and one other in Libfeld et al v. Libfeld et al. Hull is one of Canada’s leading estate litigators and a certified specialist in estate and trust law and civil litigation.

Natalia Angelini, partner, represented S. Libfeld and one other in a separate Libfeld et al v. Libfeld et al case. Angelini’s practice focuses on disputes involving estate, trust, and capacity issues, including will challenges and interpretations, guardianship and attorneyship litigation, dependant relief claims and accounting disputes.

Lenczner Slaght in two corporate commercial cases

Peter Griffin, partner, represented M. Libfeld and several others in Libfeld et al v. Libfeld et al. Griffin has extensive experience in complex cross-border litigation, particularly class proceedings and insolvency and restructuring.

Lawrence Thacker, partner, represented 1301545 Ontario Inc. in 2007414 Ontario Inc. et al v. Berman et al. Thacker has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, complex class actions, infrastructure disputes, procurement matters, securities issues, tax litigation, commercial arbitrations and insolvency restructuring.

McMillan LLP appeared in two cases

Stephen Brown-Okruhlik, partner, represented respondent Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC and BGP Pharma ULC in Paladin Labs Inc. et al v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC AND BGP Pharma ULC et al. Brown-Okruhlik’s practice is focused on corporate stakeholder disputes, securities litigation and insolvency, and regularly represents businesses, banks, investment funds and other corporate stakeholders in high stakes litigation.

Jeffrey Levine, partner, represented applicant 1261271 B.C. LTD. and several others in 1261271 B.C. LTD. v. Hanover PV Limited Partnership et al. Levine is an experienced litigator with a corporate commercial practice that focuses on restructuring, bankruptcy, director and officer obligations, banking and finance.

Miller Thomson LLP partner represented applicants in two cases

Kyla Mahar, partner, represented applicant Getswift Technologies Limited in Getswift Technologies Limited and applicant Marshallzehr Group Inc. in Marshallzehr Group Inc. et al v. Applewood Marketplace Inc. Mahar’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency, recapitalizations, refinancing, distressed acquisitions and enforcement of creditors' rights.

Polley Faith LLP partner appeared in two cases

Andrew Faith, partner, represented defendant J. Berman and several others in 2007414 Ontario Inc. et al v. Berman et al and defendant Woodland Development Inc. in Shanghai Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd. v. Lu et al. Faith has extensive experience in litigation, commercial law and regulatory law, as well as prosecution and defense of civil, regulatory, and criminal wrongdoing.

Rochon Genova LLP  Partner represented plaintiffs in two cases

Peter Jervis, partner, represented plaintiff S. Hua and several others in Hua et al v. Liu et al and plaintiffs X. Zhang and several others in Zhang et al v. Liu et al. Jervis’ practice primarily involves securities litigation, class action litigation, complex commercial and financial litigation, and constitutional and administrative law litigation.

Torys LLP in court twice

Tony DeMarinis, partner, represented E. Kremblewski in Degroote, by his litigation guardian, James Alexander Watt v. DC Entertainment Corporation et al. DeMarinis’s practice focuses on all aspects of corporate financial restructurings or insolvencies, including transactions and proceedings involving negotiated workouts, recapitalizations, debt exchanges, re-financings, and distressed investments and acquisitions.

Andrew Gray, partner, represented applicant Gateway Services Inc., Gateway CV Newco Inc., and Gateway CV Acquireco Inc. in Gateway Services Inc., Gateway CV Newco Inc., and Gateway CV Acquireco Inc. Gray’s broad litigation practice involves corporate and securities litigation, CCAA matters and strategic commercial disputes.

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