Osler appears in $75-million commercial case

Aird & Berlis, Chaitons, and Fogler, Rubinoff act in four or more commercial list suits this week

Osler appears in $75-million commercial case

Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Addario Law Group, Bennett Jones, Dickinson Wright, McCarthy Tétrault, and Osler represented parties in multibillion-dollar and multimillion-dollar commercial list matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice this week.

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 $75-million case ABR PI Investments Ltd. et al v Sharpe et al. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP associate Mark Sheeley advised ABR PI Investments Ltd. and four other plaintiffs. He works on class action litigation, securities, tax, insolvency, and administrative law matters. N. Sharpe and 10 other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

A third notable commercial suit was the $40-million case Romspen Investment Corporation v Tung Kee Investment Canada Ltd. et al. Dickinson Wright LLP partner David Preger acted for plaintiff Romspen Investment Corporation. Tung Kee Investment Canada Ltd. and one other defendant appeared to be unrepresented.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Sanjeev Mitra, partner, represented the Royal Bank of Canada as an applicant in the cases of Royal Bank of Canada v Express GT Parts Serve Inc. et al and Royal Bank of Canada v 2531961 Ontario Inc. et al. He works on complex insolvency law matters.

Sam Babe, partner, advised applicant Ispan Systems LP in a case of the same name. He has a restructuring and insolvency practice.

Jill Fraser, partner, acted for Velocity Asset and Credit Corporation and one other respondent in Enlightened Funding Corporation v Velocity Asset and Credit Corporation et al. She focuses on corporate and commercial lending transactions.

Max Muñoz, partner, represented SusGlobal Energy Corp. and four other defendants in Tripodi v SusGlobal Energy Corp. et al. He handles litigation involving securities, construction, and product liability.

Chaitons LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Harvey Chaiton, partner, advised respondent B. Riley Farber Advisory Inc. in JDM Group Ltd. et al v Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. et al and acted for the Bank of Montreal as an applicant in the cases of Bank of Montreal as Administrative Agent v 2442931 Ontario Inc. et al and Bank of Montreal, as Administrative Agent v Unity Health Toronto.

Chaiton has experience in bankruptcy and insolvency matters, receiverships, and corporate restructurings.

Danish Afroz, partner, represented plaintiff Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v Maxx Properties (No. 323) Ltd. et al. He assists clients with all aspects of corporate restructuring and commercial insolvency matters.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Milton Davis, partner, advised Imex Systems Inc. and four other respondents in Arapakota et al v Imex Systems Inc. et al; acted for applicant Brampton Brick Limited in Brampton Brick Limited v Christopoulos et al; and represented respondent D. Kerbel in Lisa Kerbel in Her Personal Capacity and as Trustee of the Estate of Joel Jay Kerbel v Morris Kerbel Holdings Limited et al.

Davis handles commercial litigation, banking and real estate litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, mortgage remedies, and professional negligence claims.

Teodora (Prpa) Obradovic, associate, advised respondent D. Kerbel in Kerbel et al v Morris Kerbel Holdings Limited et al. Her experience includes debtor-creditor disputes, shareholder and corporate disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency issues, and privacy matters.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in three cases this week.

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

Richard Swan, partner, acted for respondent M. Kerbel in the Kerbel et al case. He co-heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department and commercial litigation practice group.

Aiden Nelms, associate, represented applicant Enlightened Funding Corporation in the Enlightened Funding case. He has a general restructuring and insolvency practice.

Dickinson Wright LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Preger, who worked on the Romspen Investment case, also advised plaintiff Sigma One Capital Inc. in the $11,564,963.41 case of Sigma One Capital Inc. v KBIJ Corporation. He handles court-supervised real estate workouts, primarily for court-appointed receivers and senior mortgage-lenders.

Sahar Cadili, partner, acted for Jonshal Enterprises Inc. and four other plaintiffs in the $20-million case of Jonshal Enterprises Inc. et al v J.D.H. Holdings Limited et al. She focuses on shareholder disputes, oppression cases, injunctions, contractual breaches, and land and property disputes.

MacDonald Associates PC appeared in three cases this week.

Kevin MacDonald, lawyer, represented Direct Broadcasting Satellite Communications Corp. and two other applicants in Direct Broadcasting Satellite Communications Corp. et al v JDM Group Ltd. et al. and advised Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. and other respondents in the cases of Middleton v Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. et al and JDM Group Ltd. et al v Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. et al.

MacDonald has experience in commercial, civil, and business litigation.

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Tina Lie, partner, acted for L. Kerbel as an applicant in the Lisa Kerbel case and as a respondent in the Kerbel et al case. She focuses on commercial litigation, employment law, and administrative law.

Jesse Wright, associate, represented applicant Cameron Stephens Mortgage Capital Ltd. in Cameron Stephens Mortgage Capital Ltd. v Spotlight on Lawrence Inc et al. Her areas of experience include commercial litigation and public and administrative law.

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