Anthony M.C. Alexander

Partner

Anthony M.C. Alexander

Anthony M.C. Alexander

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1994

Tony excels at developing innovative solutions for our clients’ complex litigation matters.

Clients in a broad range of industries – including mining, manufacturing, services and tobacco – rely on Tony’s expertise and big-picture thinking to resolve their intricate commercial disputes. He advises on cross-border proceedings, class actions, intellectual property litigation and administrative/regulatory matters. Before joining our firm, Tony was a partner at another leading national law firm.

Tony is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and a regular instructor for the Law Society of Ontario’s Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario program. He is a board member of the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery.

Anthony M.C. Alexander

Partner

Tony excels at developing innovative solutions for our clients’ complex litigation matters.

Clients in a broad range of industries – including mining, manufacturing, services and tobacco – rely on Tony’s expertise and big-picture thinking to resolve their intricate commercial disputes. He advises on cross-border proceedings, class actions, intellectual property litigation and administrative/regulatory matters. Before joining our firm, Tony was a partner at another leading national law firm.

Tony is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and a regular instructor for the Law Society of Ontario’s Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario program. He is a board member of the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery.

Vale Canada Limited

Acted for Vale Canada Limited and its affiliates in defending contractual claims before the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in an amount of almost $500 million that were asserted by the Plaintiff under an Option Agreement pertaining to the Voisey's Bay Nickel Project. This case was settled in September, 2018, at the end of the first week of a four month trial that would have involved dozens of lay and expert witnesses. This was the first "hybrid trial" and first electronic trial ever conducted in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.

Detour Gold Corporation

Acted for Detour Gold Corporation in a securities class action involving alleged breaches of the public disclosure requirements of the Securities Act (Ontario) in relation to the company's production and cost guidance during the ramp-up of the Detour Lake Mine, and to details of one of the company's credit agreements.

Robert Schad and Athena Automation Limited

Acted for Robert Schad and his company Athena Automation Limited in defending successfully a series of claims asserted against them for damages and injunctive relief arising from their alleged misuse of confidential information and the breach by Mr. Schad of his non-compete and non-solicitation obligations owed to Husky Injection Molding Systems Limited, a company founded by Mr. Schad half a century ago. All claims asserted by Husky against Mr. Schad and Athena in this "bet the company" case were dismissed by Justice Newbould of the Ontario Superior Court in April 2016, following a lengthy trial in the Commercial List.

General Motors of Canada Limited

Acted for General Motors of Canada Limited in defending successfully claims asserted against it for approximately $1 billion in a class action before the Ontario Superior Court on behalf of approximately 180 former dealers of GMCL who were eliminated from GMCL's dealer network during the restructuring of the company in 2009. This case resulted in a lengthy trial in the Ontario Superior Court and appeals to the Ontario Court of Appeal. All claims asserted against GMCL were dismissed by the trial judge. The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the trial judge's decision dismissing all claims against GMCL. This has been described by legal commentators as "one of the highest profile cases in Canadian franchise history".

Article

Legal Privilege: Are You Protected?

Oct. 25, 2017 - In this article in Listed Magazine, Patricia Olasker, Tony Alexander and Poonam Puri discuss legal privilege in business transactions, the loss of transactional common interest privilege and best practices that companies should consider to protect the confidentiality of their...

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2017

Oct. 02, 2017 - Davies Governance Insights 2017 provides analysis of the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management and governance observers. The 2017 edition provides readers with Davies’ take on important topics ranging from shareholder engagement and activism to...

Speaking Engagement

The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Seventh Annual In-House Counsel Summit, “Solicitor-Client Privilege: A Guide for In-House Counsel”; Toronto, ON

Feb. 27, 2017

Speaking Engagement

The Law Society of Upper Canada, Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario, “Solicitor-Client Privilege and Confidentiality Rule 3.3: Issues for Corporate Lawyers”; Toronto, ON

Dec. 01, 2016

Bulletin

New Record-Keeping Obligations for Ontario Corporations Are Coming

Nov. 04, 2016 - A year ago, the Ontario Legislature passed the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 and the Escheats Act, 2015. Both new statutes are scheduled to come into force on December 10, 2016. Despite the arcane subject matter of these new enactments – namely, the modernization of the...

Guide

Cross Border & Multijurisdiction Class Actions – A Canadian Perspective

Apr. 20, 2015 - Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2015 Edition (Chicago: American Bar Association)

Benchmark Canada Impact Case of the Year Award (2019)—Recipient

Chambers Canada Award—Litigation Firm of the Year (2018)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Litigation, General Commercial Department: Ontario (Band 1 for firm)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1994

Education

University of Toronto, LLB, 1992
Queen’s University, MA, 1989
Queen’s University, BA (Honours), 1988

Board Memberships

Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery

Teaching Engagements

Tony is a regular instructor at the Law Society of Ontario’s Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario program. He has lectured on the defence of securities class actions as part of the Osgoode Hall Law School LLM course Securities Litigation and Enforcement. Tony has taught The Business Torts (an upper-year seminar) as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Tony excels at developing innovative solutions for our clients’ complex litigation matters.

Clients in a broad range of industries – including mining, manufacturing, services and tobacco – rely on Tony’s expertise and big-picture thinking to resolve their intricate commercial disputes. He advises on cross-border proceedings, class actions, intellectual property litigation and administrative/regulatory matters. Before joining our firm, Tony was a partner at another leading national law firm.

Tony is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and a regular instructor for the Law Society of Ontario’s Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario program. He is a board member of the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery.

Vale Canada Limited

Acted for Vale Canada Limited and its affiliates in defending contractual claims before the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in an amount of almost $500 million that were asserted by the Plaintiff under an Option Agreement pertaining to the Voisey's Bay Nickel Project. This case was settled in September, 2018, at the end of the first week of a four month trial that would have involved dozens of lay and expert witnesses. This was the first "hybrid trial" and first electronic trial ever conducted in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.

Detour Gold Corporation

Acted for Detour Gold Corporation in a securities class action involving alleged breaches of the public disclosure requirements of the Securities Act (Ontario) in relation to the company's production and cost guidance during the ramp-up of the Detour Lake Mine, and to details of one of the company's credit agreements.

Robert Schad and Athena Automation Limited

Acted for Robert Schad and his company Athena Automation Limited in defending successfully a series of claims asserted against them for damages and injunctive relief arising from their alleged misuse of confidential information and the breach by Mr. Schad of his non-compete and non-solicitation obligations owed to Husky Injection Molding Systems Limited, a company founded by Mr. Schad half a century ago. All claims asserted by Husky against Mr. Schad and Athena in this "bet the company" case were dismissed by Justice Newbould of the Ontario Superior Court in April 2016, following a lengthy trial in the Commercial List.

General Motors of Canada Limited

Acted for General Motors of Canada Limited in defending successfully claims asserted against it for approximately $1 billion in a class action before the Ontario Superior Court on behalf of approximately 180 former dealers of GMCL who were eliminated from GMCL's dealer network during the restructuring of the company in 2009. This case resulted in a lengthy trial in the Ontario Superior Court and appeals to the Ontario Court of Appeal. All claims asserted against GMCL were dismissed by the trial judge. The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the trial judge's decision dismissing all claims against GMCL. This has been described by legal commentators as "one of the highest profile cases in Canadian franchise history".

Article

Legal Privilege: Are You Protected?

Oct. 25, 2017 - In this article in Listed Magazine, Patricia Olasker, Tony Alexander and Poonam Puri discuss legal privilege in business transactions, the loss of transactional common interest privilege and best practices that companies should consider to protect the confidentiality of their...

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2017

Oct. 02, 2017 - Davies Governance Insights 2017 provides analysis of the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management and governance observers. The 2017 edition provides readers with Davies’ take on important topics ranging from shareholder engagement and activism to...

Speaking Engagement

The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Seventh Annual In-House Counsel Summit, “Solicitor-Client Privilege: A Guide for In-House Counsel”; Toronto, ON

Feb. 27, 2017

Speaking Engagement

The Law Society of Upper Canada, Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario, “Solicitor-Client Privilege and Confidentiality Rule 3.3: Issues for Corporate Lawyers”; Toronto, ON

Dec. 01, 2016

Bulletin

New Record-Keeping Obligations for Ontario Corporations Are Coming

Nov. 04, 2016 - A year ago, the Ontario Legislature passed the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 and the Escheats Act, 2015. Both new statutes are scheduled to come into force on December 10, 2016. Despite the arcane subject matter of these new enactments – namely, the modernization of the...

Guide

Cross Border & Multijurisdiction Class Actions – A Canadian Perspective

Apr. 20, 2015 - Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2015 Edition (Chicago: American Bar Association)

Benchmark Canada Impact Case of the Year Award (2019)—Recipient

Chambers Canada Award—Litigation Firm of the Year (2018)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Litigation, General Commercial Department: Ontario (Band 1 for firm)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1994

Education

University of Toronto, LLB, 1992
Queen’s University, MA, 1989
Queen’s University, BA (Honours), 1988

Board Memberships

Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery

Teaching Engagements

Tony is a regular instructor at the Law Society of Ontario’s Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario program. He has lectured on the defence of securities class actions as part of the Osgoode Hall Law School LLM course Securities Litigation and Enforcement. Tony has taught The Business Torts (an upper-year seminar) as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.