Gowling WLG, McCarthy Tétrault, LOLG appear in $173-million commercial case

Dentons, Aird & Berlis, Blakes, Chaitons, Garfinkle Biderman, Torys act in commercial suits

Gowling WLG, McCarthy Tétrault, LOLG appear in $173-million commercial case

This week, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb, McCarthy Tétrault, and Gowling WLG represented parties in a multimillion-dollar commercial case. Dentons acted in four cases in the week’s commercial list, while Blakes, Torys, and Aird & Berlis made three appearances each.

The week’s most notable commercial case was the $173,197,700 case Coxswain Row Capital Corporation v Nigig Power Corporation et al. Here, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP lawyer Andrew Winton represented plaintiff Coxswain Row Capital Corporation. McCarthy Tétrault LLP partner Darryl Cruz acted for defendant Nigig Power Corporation. Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP partner Michael Watson advised defendant Henvey Inlet First Nation. The three other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial case was the $40-million case MacBryce Holdings Inc. et al v the Magnes Group Inc. et al. Ranjan Agarwal was counsel for MacBryce Holdings Inc. and three other plaintiffs. The 13 defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Dentons Canada LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Douglas Stewart, partner, represented respondent Freedom Mobile Inc. in 2356802 Ontario Corp. v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al and advised the three applicants in Jeffrey Slightham et al v the Attorney General of Canada. His practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation with an emphasis on professional liability and insurance matters.

Fraser Mackinnon Blair, partner, acted for respondent Paidiem Payment Solutions Inc. in Robertson v Paidiem Payment Solutions Inc. He handles corporate, commercial, tendering, contractual, construction, leasing, real estate development, professional negligence, insolvency, and product liability disputes.

Kenneth Kraft, partner, served as counsel for Reflourish Capital Limited and five other respondents in Jittalan v Reflourish Capital Limited et al. His work centres on insolvency and finance, both secured and unsecured.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Sam Babe, partner, represented respondent National Logistics Services (2006) 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 also advised applicant Ispan Systems LP in a case with the same name. He deals with the litigation and transactional aspects of enforcements, receiverships, and bankruptcies.

Kyle Plunkett, partner, acted for applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal v Can United Consulting Corporation et al. His practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring.

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

Kevin MacDonald, partner, represented Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. and the four other respondents in JDM Group Ltd. et al v Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. et al. He handles all aspects of competition law.

Ryan Morris, partner, advised applicant Gamesquare Esports Inc in a case with the same name. His practice focuses on corporate, transactional, securities, and broker/dealer litigation. He also deals with regulatory proceedings and class actions.

Emily Hazlett, associate, acted for Lloyd’s Canada Inc. and one other defendant in Workman Optometry Professional Corporation et al v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada et al. Her work includes commercial litigation and class action defence.

Chaitons LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Harvey Chaiton, partner, represented Silverfern Secured Mortgage Limited Partnership and the nine other plaintiffs in Grant Thornton Limited in Its Capacity as Court-appointed Receiver of Paramount Equity Financial Corporation et al v Mizzi et al.

He also advised Silverfern Mortgage Fund and the six other plaintiffs in Grant Thornton Limited in Its Capacity as Court-appointed Receiver of Paramount Equity Financial Corporation et al v Garfinkle Biderman LLP et al.

He likewise acted for applicant Empirical Capital Corp. in Empirical Capital Corp. v Richmond Hill Re-Dev Corporation. His bankruptcy and insolvency practice centres on receiverships and corporate restructurings.

Garfinkle Biderman LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Wendy Greenspoon-Soer, partner, represented Global Sport Technologies Corp. and four other defendants in Caja Paraguaya de Jubilaciones y Pensiones del Personal de la Itaipú Binacional v Obregon et al. She focuses on all areas of insolvency and commercial litigation with an emphasis on property litigation and title rectification.

Monica Peters, partner, acted for Symetryx Corporation and one other plaintiff in Symetryx Corporation et al v Dress Wedding et al. She deals with disputes relating to contracts, property, commercial leasing, securities, construction, and mortgage enforcement.

Alexander Hora, partner, advised applicant Republic Goldfields Inc. in a case with the same name. He handles business disputes, contracts, real property, franchising, construction liens, mortgage enforcement, collections, commercial leases, bankruptcy and insolvency, and employment matters.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Apart from its work on the Coxswain case, the firm made an appearance 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.

In that case, partner Atrisha Lewis represented the two plaintiffs. She focuses her practice on commercial disputes, professional liability, and product liability matters.

Shane D'Souza, partner, advised respondent Searchlight Pharma Inc. in Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc. d/b/a Miravo Healthcare et al v Searchlight Pharma Inc. His work centres on securities litigation, proxy contest litigation, shareholder disputes, M&A litigation, corporate governance, regulatory and enforcement matters, and wealth-related disputes.

Torys LLP appeared in three cases this week.

David Bish, partner, represented respondent Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and its affiliates 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. In the same case, Scott Bomhof advised respondent First Capital Holdings (Ontario) Corporation and its affiliates.

Bish is experienced with commercial financing, private equity, and M&A transactions. On the other hand, Bomhof assists clients with all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency.

John Fabello, partner, acted for defendant Union Securities Limited in Caja Paraguaya de Jubilaciones y Pensiones del Personal de la Itaipú Binacional v Obregon et al. He centres on all areas of securities litigation and financial services regulatory matters.

Arlen Sternberg, partner, was counsel for respondent Rogers Communications Inc. in 2356802 Ontario Corp. v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. He is a business litigator that focuses on administrative, employment, and corporate commercial law.

Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Aside from working on the Coxswain case, the firm appeared in Matty (Downsview) Limited v KSV Restructuring Inc.,in Its Capacity as the Court Appointed Monitor of Urbancorp Downsview Park Development Inc. Pursuant to the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act R.S.C. 1985, C.C-36. as Amen et al.

In that case, Niklas Holmberg represented applicant Matty (Downsview) Limited. He deals with commercial and civil disputes, including defamation claims, contract disputes, professional negligence claims, and disputes on large infrastructure projects.

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