Chaitons LLP appears in six commercial list suits this week

Bennett Jones, Blakes, Miller Thomson, Osler, and Fogler, Rubinoff act in five commercial cases

Chaitons LLP appears in six commercial list suits this week

This week, Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Addario Law Group, Babin Bessner Spry, Bennett Jones, McCarthy Tétrault, and Fogler, Rubinoff made appearances in commercial list matters valued at $16.1 million to $4.445 billion before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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 defendant M. Al Jabri and seven other defendants. His practice includes commercial and shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, director and officer liability, and professional liability.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP founding partner John Adair advised defendant K. Al Jabri. He litigates matters involving commercial law, partnership disputes, and professional negligence. McCarthy Tétrault LLP partner Andrew Matheson acted for 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 $202-million case Cerieco Canada Corp. v Mizrahi et al. Babin Bessner Spry LLP partner Cynthia Spry advised plaintiff Cerieco Canada Corp. Her practice covers class actions, shareholder disputes, competition law, and contractual and securities litigation. S. Mizrahi and 11 other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

A third notable commercial suit was the $16.1-million case 7539088 Canada Inc. et al v Slattery et al. Bennett Jones LLP partner Nathan Shaheen acted for 7539088 Canada Inc. and one other plaintiff. Fogler, Rubinoff LLP partner Milton Davis advised M. Slattery and two other defendants. P. Miller and three other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Chaitons LLP appeared in six cases this week.

Harvey Chaiton, partner, represented C. Hay and one other applicant in Hay et al v Hay's Woodworking Group Limited et al. He also advised Conseil québécois sur le tabac et la santé as a respondent in the cases of Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited et al v JTI-Macdonald Corp. et al and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. v Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited et al. He practises in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency.

George Benchetrit, partner, acted for respondent Québécois sur le tabac et la santé in the Rothmans case. He has experience in corporate restructurings, bankruptcy, and insolvency.

Chris Staples, partner, represented Hands-On Capital Investments Inc. and two other plaintiffs in Hands-On Capital Investments Inc. et al v DMCC Holdings Inc. et al. He also advised applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal v 7132221 Canada Inc. He focuses on estate, banking, and mortgage litigation.

Stephen Schwartz, partner, acted for defendant F. Rubino in Deloitte Restructuring Inc. in its Capacity as the Trustee of the Estate of National Telecommunications Inc et al v Rubino. He chairs the firm’s litigation group.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in five cases this week.

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

Shaheen, who worked on the 7539088 Canada case, deals with financial crimes, anti-money laundering matters, and commercial litigation.

Lincoln Caylor, partner, represented applicant Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones S.R.L. in Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones S.R.L. v The Republic of Peru et al. He assists clients in relation to international economic crimes.

Jeffrey Leon, partner, advised the provinces of B.C., Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan as respondents in the JTI-Macdonald case. He handles business litigation and class actions.

Sean Zweig, partner, acted for the same six provinces as respondents in the Rothmans case. He is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Michael Barrack, partner, represented B. Stronach and five other defendants in Stronach v Stronach et al. He has experience in corporate, commercial, and tax law.

Kevin MacDonald, partner, advised Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. and four other respondents in JDM Group Ltd. et al v Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. et al. He belongs to the firm’s competition, antitrust, and foreign investment group.

Linc Rogers, partner, acted for respondent LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. in Nordstrom Canada Retail, Inc. et al v Yorkdale Shopping Centre Holdings Inc., by its Manager OPGI Management GP Inc. as General Partner of the OPGI Management Limited Partnership et al. He works on domestic and cross-border restructurings and distressed acquisitions and financings.

R. Seumas Woods, partner, represented FSD Pharma Inc. as an applicant in FSD Pharma Inc. v Bokhari and as a respondent in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. He co-chairs the firm’s international dispute resolution group.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Vern W. DaRe, partner, advised the Canadian Cancer Society as a respondent in the JTI-Macdonald case and in the Rothmans case. He also acted for O. Arab and one other plaintiff in Arab et al v Kam et al. He exclusively focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law and creditor and debtor rights.

Davis, who worked on the 7539088 Canada case, also represented Imex Systems Inc. and four other respondents in Arapakota et al v Imex Systems Inc. et al. He focuses on banking and real estate litigation and corporate and shareholder disputes.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Larry Ellis, partner, advised respondent Bobsled Extracts, LLC in Chalice Brands Ltd. v Smith et al. He leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

Craig Mills, partner, acted for respondent North Atlantic Operating Company, Inc. in the JTI-Macdonald case. He focuses on commercial disputes, creditors’ remedies, and insolvency law.

Tony Van Klink, partner, represented 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.

James Zibarras, partner, advised R. Bokhari as an applicant in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. and as a respondent in FSD Pharma Inc. v Bokhari. He assists clients on a wide range of civil litigation matters.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Deborah Glendinning, partner, acted for Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited as an applicant in the JTI-Macdonald case and as a respondent in the Rothmans case. She chairs the firm’s national litigation group.

Craig Lockwood, partner, represented A. Ossip in his capacity as trustee of the Andrew Stronach 445 Family Trust and one other defendant in the Stronach case. He has experience in class proceedings, product liability matters, and securities regulation.

Marc Wasserman, partner, advised applicant Chalice Brands Ltd. in the Chalice Brands case. He is the national chairman of the firm’s insolvency and restructuring group.

Marleigh Dick, associate, acted for Nordstrom Canada Retail, Inc. and two other applicants in the Nordstrom Canada case. She has a broad civil and commercial litigation practice.

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