Jan. 22, 2020 - In a decision handed down on December 9, 2019,1 the Québec Superior Court stressed the importance of keeping the identity of whistleblowers and their statements confidential in the context of investigations into wrongdoing within a public body. Confidentiality can be lifted only when there are serious...
Four Davies Partners Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2018
The publication commends Kent Thomson for his “stellar reputation in the Canadian market,” with sources rating him highly for his insight into securities and competition litigation.
Matt Milne-Smith and Derek Ricci are also named in the first-ever Litigation – Future Leaders 2018 category, which recognizes standout practitioners aged 45 or younger for their innovative and outstanding work in contentious dispute resolution.
Known for its trial expertise, Davies’ renowned Litigation practice is consistently at the centre of Canada’s most complex, high-stakes commercial disputes. The team recently acted for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in defending claims asserted against it for approximately $1.5 billion in antitrust class action proceedings. It also acted for West Face Capital Inc. in successfully defending against a claim by The Catalyst Capital Inc. for more than $1.3 billion arising from West Face’s participation in the purchase and subsequent sale of Wind Mobile Inc.
Published since 1996, Who’s Who Legal identifies the world’s foremost legal practitioners in business law as determined by comprehensive, independent research. The 2018 Litigation list features 825 practitioners from 67 jurisdictions who have been identified for their superb expertise in the field of litigation.
Jan. 14, 2020 - The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently rendered its much-awaited decisions in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v Vavilov and companion appeals. Upon granting leave to appeal, the SCC had announced that these appeals would “provide an opportunity to consider the nature and...