Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb, Gowling WLG in $173 million Commercial List case

Borden Ladner Gervais leads corporate litigation roundup with appearances in four cases

Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb, Gowling WLG in $173 million Commercial List case
Law firms appearing for the week ending April 22, 2022

In this update, we look at the notable cases and law firms who have prominently appeared in the corporate/commercial cases before the Toronto courts for the week ending April 22, 2022.

$173 million

Among the commercial list cases this week, the case with the highest amount concerned is Coxswain Row Capital Corporation v. Nigig Power Corporation et al with $173,197,700. Coxswain Row Capital Corporation is represented by Jonathan Lisus, Crawford Smith, Andrew Winton and Brendan Bohn from Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP, Henvey Inlet Frist Nation represented by Michael Watson of Gowling WLG (Canada) and Nigig Power Corporation is represented by Darryl Cruz of McCarthy Tetrault LLP. Henvey Inlet Wind GP Inc., Henvey Inlet Wind LP, and Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC appear to be unrepresented.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP appeared in four cases

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

James Douglas, senior counsel, represented C. Liu, Y. Liu and one other in Shen et al v. Liu et al. Douglas focuses on securities litigation and regulation, including shareholder disputes, shareholders’ class actions, M&A litigation, and regulatory proceedings.

Douglas Smith, partner, represented J. Savage and Taylor Leibow Inc. in Assessnet Inc. v. Taylor Leibow Inc., in its capacity as trustee of the bankrupt estate of Lucio Anthony Ferro et al. Smith’s commercial litigation covers contract disputes, commercial insolvency, priority disputes, general bankruptcy, and insolvency matters.

Caitlin Sainsbury, partner, represented BWLF Holdings Inc. in Truant et al v. Fisher et al. Sainsbury is an experienced litigator, frequently representing clients in complex commercial disputes, capital markets litigation, and in competition, antitrust, and securities class actions.

Lenczner Slaght’s founding partner, managing partner in action

Tom Curry, managing partner, represented A. Greenspoon in Jiang v. BHP International Markets Limited (A Bahamian Corporation) et al. Curry represents clients in class actions, arbitrations, business disputes, administrative proceedings and judicial reviews, professional liability matters, and intellectual property cases.

Peter Griffin, founding partner, represented C. Boyer in Boyer v. Callidus Capital Corporation. Griffin’s litigation practice focuses on corporate commercial litigation, class actions, securities, insolvency, and professional and director/officer liability.

Matthew Lerner, partner, represented Second Closet Incorporated in Ang v. Second Closet Incorporated et al. Lerner focuses on complex commercial litigation, including infrastructure and real estate disputes, and insolvency matters and regularly acts for parties involved in shareholder or partnership disputes, commercial arbitration, and prosecuting or defending civil fraud claims.

Miller Thomson LLP lawyer represented BMO in two cases

Tony van Klink, partner, represented Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal v. Lake Trading Newcastle Inc. and Bank of Montreal v. Lake Trading Goderich Inc. Van Klink practices insolvency and restructuring law and related commercial litigation, focusing on receiverships, bankruptcies, enforcement of security agreements, commercial debt recovery, and CCAA proceedings.

John Chapman, partner, represented BHP International Markets Limited in Jiang v. BHP International Markets Limited (A Bahamian Corporation) et al. Chapman's practice is in corporate and commercial litigation, and includes contract disputes, real estate litigation, shareholder remedies, fiduciary obligations, insolvency and class actions.

Bennett Jones LLP lawyers appeared in two cases

Amanda McLachlan, partner, represented Sakab Saudi Holding Company and several others 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

Robert Staley, vice chair and partner, represented L. Minz, P. Minz, and several others in Minz et al v. Minz et al. Staley's practice focuses on complex commercial and securities litigation, securities regulation, shareholder activism and class actions.

Blaney McMurtry LLP provided counsel for two plaintiffs

John Polyzogopoulos, partner, represented BSS Holdings and two others in BSS Holdings Inc. et al v. Sonshine et al. Polyzogopoulos specializes in commercial litigation, sports law, wills and estates, and family law.

David Greenwood, partner, represented D. Ang in Ang v. Second Closet Incorporated et al.  Greenwood specializes in commercial litigation, and employment and labour law.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP partner in court for opioid-related claimants

Ryan Jacobs, partner, represented the Official Committee of opioid related claimants in Mallinckrodt Canada ULC et al v. Shaver et al. Jacobs acts on behalf of ad hoc and official creditor groups, debtors, DIP Lenders, boards, institutional and distress investors, bidders and stalking-horse purchasers and other interested parties across a broad spectrum of industries.

Raivo Uukkivi, partner, represented M. Orsi and Bearus Holdings ULC in Orsi et al v. Cipponeri et al. Uukivi’s practice focuses on use and ownership of land as well as property and title disputes, environmental approvals and disputes, elections disputes, municipal taxation, archaeological matters and freedom of information requests.

Rochon Genova LLP represented plaintiffs in two cases against same defendant

Peter Jervis, partner, represented J. Shen and several others in Shen et al v. Liu et al, and H. Liu and several others in Li et al v. Liu et al. Jervis’s practice primarily involves securities litigation, class action litigation, complex commercial and financial litigation, and constitutional and administrative law litigation.

RZCD Law Firm LLP appeared for related defendants in two cases

Craig Lewis, partner, represented Lake Trading Goderich Inc. in Bank of Montreal v. Lake Trading Goderich Inc. and Lake Trading Newcastle Inc. in Bank of Montreal v. Lake Trading Newcastle Inc. Lewis practices in labour and employment law, commercial litigation, family law, and mediation.

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