Davies is regularly at the centre of Canada's most complex, high-stakes business litigation. Comprised of approximately 40 lawyers working from Toronto and Montréal, the practice has a proven track record of success acting in disputes of virtually every description.
Our litigators have extensive trial and appellate experience at all levels of court across the country, including trial and appeal courts in a number of provinces, the Federal Court Trial Division and Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our experience is vast and our successes have included industry-defining cases such as the representation of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada in the landmark case involving the proposed $51.7-billion privatization of BCE.
Our lawyers also appear as counsel before administrative and regulatory tribunals as well as in private forums involving arbitrations, mediations and other forms of alternate dispute resolution. Furthermore, our litigators are experienced in dealing with cross-border and multi-jurisdictional disputes and in working closely with counsel retained to act in other jurisdictions.
We represent private and publicly held corporations, high profile business associations and a variety of organizations across multiple industry sectors including, but not limited to, mining, securities, automotive, oil and gas, lottery and gaming, sports and entertainment, telecommunications and media.
Our clients rely on us for a wide range of services including:
- Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions litigation
- Shareholders’ disputes
- Corporate governance and director and officer liability
- Financial restructuring and insolvency litigation
- Arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution
- Trust, tort and contract disputes and other disputes arising out of commercial transactions and relationships
- Competition litigation
- Class actions
- White-collar investigations and defense
- Commercial fraud and recovery claims
- Constitutional and administrative litigation
- Tax litigation & dispute resolution
- Real estate and property valuation litigation
- Appellate litigation
Davies is a highly integrated organization, and our litigation practice has the advantage over our competition by drawing upon the expertise of our other highly accomplished core practice areas including Competition, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax. As such, teams of lawyers are typically comprised of different practice areas based on our clients' specific needs in order to advance their interests at all stages.
Several of our lawyers are repeatedly recognized by various ratings agencies as leading counsel in Canada. These include The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in Canada®, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada and Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. Davies was ranked as Highly Recommended by Benchmark Canada and was named Firm of the Year in Québec, as well as Competition Firm of the Year at the 2013 Benchmark Canada Awards. The 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory recognized our practice as a leader in commercial litigation, tax litigation, insolvency litigation, class actions and arbitration and dispute resolution. Three of our litigators are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one is a member of the American Law Institute and one has also recently been inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.