Davies

Litigation

Davies is regularly at the centre of Canada's most complex, high-stakes and high-profile business litigation.

Our litigators in Toronto and Montréal have a proven track record of success acting in disputes of virtually every description in trial and appellate courts throughout Canada, including on many occasions before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.

Our lawyers also appear as counsel before administrative and regulatory tribunals, as well as in private forums involving arbitrations, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Furthermore, our litigators are experienced in dealing with cross-border and multijurisdictional disputes and in working closely with counsel who are retained to act in other jurisdictions.

Our litigators regularly draw upon the expertise of, and work closely with, leading lawyers in the firm's other practice areas. Litigation teams are often composed of representatives of different practice areas, depending on our clients' specific needs and our aim to advance their interests at all stages.

Our Clients

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 the following:

  • Securities and mergers & acquisitions litigation
  • Shareholders’ disputes
  • Class actions
  • 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
  • Investigations and white collar defence 
  • Commercial fraud and recovery claims
  • Constitutional and administrative litigation
  • Tax litigation & dispute resolution
  • Real estate and property valuation litigation
  • Appellate litigation

Recognition

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Dispute Resolution: Canada
  • Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)
  • Dispute Resolution: Québec (Band 1 firm)
  • Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Benchmark Canada

  • Ontario and Québec Provincial Litigation Firms (Highly Recommended)
  • Arbitration
  • Appellate Practice

The Legal 500: Canada

  • Dispute Resolution: Québec (Tier 1 firm)
  • Dispute Resolution: Ontario

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • Class Actions: Toronto
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation: Toronto
  • Directors’ & Officers’ Liability: Toronto
  • Securities Litigation: Toronto

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Class Actions: Toronto
  • Litigation – Corporate/Commercial: Toronto and Montréal
  • Litigation – Securities: Toronto and Montréal
  • Professional Liability: Toronto

The Best Lawyers in Canada

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Class Action Litigation

Who's Who Legal: Canada—Commercial Litigation

Recent Work

  • Conducting for the audit committee of a public company an external investigation into employee malfeasance and company controls issues
  • Québec Pharmacists headed to arbitration opposing the Department of Health and Social Services

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Key Contacts

Kent Thomson Kent E. Thomson
Partner
Toronto
416.863.5566
Sandra Forbes Sandra A. Forbes
Partner
Toronto
416.863.5574
William Brock William Brock
Partner
Montréal
514.841.6438
Guy Du Pont Guy Du Pont
Partner
Montréal
514.841.6406

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