Faiz Lalani

Partner

Faiz Lalani

Faiz Lalani

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2016
    Ontario, 2015
    New York, 2015

Clients value Faiz’s multijurisdictional experience, his ability to grasp complex issues quickly and provide creative solutions to their commercial disputes.

Faiz acts for Canadian and international clients in dispute resolution matters, with a focus on class action defence and securities litigation. Offering incisive and clear advice, he works with clients across a variety of industries, including mining, retail and technology. Faiz represents his clients before courts and tribunals across Canada. He also advises clients on regulatory and administrative law issues.

Faiz is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and the Associate Engagement Committee in our Montréal office.

Faiz Lalani

Partner

Clients value Faiz’s multijurisdictional experience, his ability to grasp complex issues quickly and provide creative solutions to their commercial disputes.

Faiz acts for Canadian and international clients in dispute resolution matters, with a focus on class action defence and securities litigation. Offering incisive and clear advice, he works with clients across a variety of industries, including mining, retail and technology. Faiz represents his clients before courts and tribunals across Canada. He also advises clients on regulatory and administrative law issues.

Faiz is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and the Associate Engagement Committee in our Montréal office.

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ShockWave Medical, Inc.

Acting as Canadian counsel to Nasdaq-listed Shockwave Medical, Inc., in its proposed acquisition of Nasdaq- and TSX-listed British Columbia–based Neovasc Inc., for a total transaction value of up to US$147 million consisting of a purchase price per share of cash and a contingent value right.

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Cominar REIT

Acted for Cominar REIT, one of Canada's largest diversified real estate investment trusts and the largest commercial property owner in Québec, in its C$5.7-billion sale to Iris Acquisition II LP, which is an entity created by a consortium led by Canderel Real Estate Property Inc., one of Canada's largest privately held real estate companies.

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SK hynix Inc. and SK hynix America Inc.

Acting for SK hynix Inc. and SK hynix America Inc. in its defence of multiple class actions across Canada alleging anticompetitive conduct in respect of the sale of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips, including with respect to cross-border issues arising out of parallel U.S. class actions. Davies successfully defeated certification in both the Québec Superior Court and the Federal Court of Canada, a result that is rarely seen in competition class actions.

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New Look Vision Group Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in its $800-million sale to NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity created by funds managed by FFL Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Dr. H. Doug Barnes Family.

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Alstom S.A.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Alstom S.A. in its EUR4.4-billion strategic acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

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Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.

Acting for Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. in relation to its US$6.7-billion Oyu Tolgoi project in a proposed class action filed in the district of Montréal seeking leave proceed under the Securities Act (Québec) and certification under the Québec Code of Civil Procedure. Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world's largest new copper-gold mines and is located in the South Gobi region of Mongolia, approximately 550 km south of the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and 80 km north of the Mongolia-China border.

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Egale Canada Human Rights Trust Inc.

Acting for Egale Canada, Canada's only national non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex rights, as an intervenor in a constitutional challenge to provisions of the Civil Code of Québec that infringe upon rights of trans, non-binary and intersex individuals and their children. In a major victory for human rights, the Superior Court of Quebec declared six provisions unconstitutional. An appeal to the Quebec Court of Appeal was heard in April 2022 and is currently under reserve.

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SEMAFO Inc.

Acted as counsel to SEMAFO Inc. in its US$2.1-billion business combination with Endeavour Mining Corporation by way of plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).

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Confidential

Acting for the plaintiff, an operator of a globally ranked, leading amusement park and resort, in connection with proceedings before the ICC International Court of Arbitration regarding a product liability claim against the defendant, an amusement park ride manufacturer.

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Knight Therapeutics

Acted for Knight Therapeutics Inc. in successfully defending against the activist campaign, proxy contest and contested meeting led by Medison Biotech Ltd. with respect to Knight's 2019 annual meeting.

Speaking Engagement
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Guest Speaker, Université du Québec à Montréal, Department of Urban and Tourism Studies, Class EUT1411: Legal Dimensions of a City, ‘Constitution Law in Canada: Principles’; Montréal, QC

Oct. 21, 2021

Speaking Engagement
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Presenter, South Asian Law Students’ Association, Western University, Faculty of Law, “Bill 21 Judicial Challenge”; Webcast

Oct. 14, 2021

Speaking Engagement
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The Advocates’ Society, Eleventh Annual Securities Symposium, “Recent Developments in Securities Class Actions”; Webinar

Sept. 23, 2021

Guide
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Vers une approche harmonisée: la coordination et la gestion des actions collectives multiterritoriales au Canada (Towards a Harmonized Approach: Coordination and Management of Multi-territorial Class Actions in Canada), author

Sept. 03, 2021 - National Collective Action Conference - Recent Developments in Québec, Canada and the United States, Vol. 481, 2021 (Montréal: Éditions Yvon Blais)

Speaking Engagement
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Canadian Bar Association, 2020 Constitutional Law Case Law Review, “Les revues jurisprudentielles”; Webinar

Mar. 30, 2021

Article
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Lessons from Latif: Guidance on the Use of Social Science Expert Evidence in Discrimination Cases, co-author

June 26, 2018 - The Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 96, No. 1 (Canadian Bar Association)
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Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch—Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions
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Québec, 2016
Ontario, 2015
New York, 2015

Education
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McGill University, BCL/LLB, 2014
Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po) à Paris, 2013
McGill University, BA (Economics and History), 2010

Community Involvement
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Canadian Bar Association, Administrative and Constitutional Law Section, Québec Branch, Executive Committee
Fondation du Barreau du Québec, Governor of the Future
H H The Aga Khan Regional Council For Quebec Maritime Provinces, board member
Laskin Competition (Canadian Constitutional and Administrative Law), Co-coach of the UQAM Team for 2022
The Advocates’ Society, Securities Litigation Practice Group, past Member-at-Large

Clients value Faiz’s multijurisdictional experience, his ability to grasp complex issues quickly and provide creative solutions to their commercial disputes.

Faiz acts for Canadian and international clients in dispute resolution matters, with a focus on class action defence and securities litigation. Offering incisive and clear advice, he works with clients across a variety of industries, including mining, retail and technology. Faiz represents his clients before courts and tribunals across Canada. He also advises clients on regulatory and administrative law issues.

Faiz is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and the Associate Engagement Committee in our Montréal office.

ShockWave Medical, Inc.

Acting as Canadian counsel to Nasdaq-listed Shockwave Medical, Inc., in its proposed acquisition of Nasdaq- and TSX-listed British Columbia–based Neovasc Inc., for a total transaction value of up to US$147 million consisting of a purchase price per share of cash and a contingent value right.

Cominar REIT

Acted for Cominar REIT, one of Canada's largest diversified real estate investment trusts and the largest commercial property owner in Québec, in its C$5.7-billion sale to Iris Acquisition II LP, which is an entity created by a consortium led by Canderel Real Estate Property Inc., one of Canada's largest privately held real estate companies.

SK hynix Inc. and SK hynix America Inc.

Acting for SK hynix Inc. and SK hynix America Inc. in its defence of multiple class actions across Canada alleging anticompetitive conduct in respect of the sale of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips, including with respect to cross-border issues arising out of parallel U.S. class actions. Davies successfully defeated certification in both the Québec Superior Court and the Federal Court of Canada, a result that is rarely seen in competition class actions.

New Look Vision Group Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in its $800-million sale to NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity created by funds managed by FFL Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Dr. H. Doug Barnes Family.

Alstom S.A.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Alstom S.A. in its EUR4.4-billion strategic acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.

Acting for Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. in relation to its US$6.7-billion Oyu Tolgoi project in a proposed class action filed in the district of Montréal seeking leave proceed under the Securities Act (Québec) and certification under the Québec Code of Civil Procedure. Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world's largest new copper-gold mines and is located in the South Gobi region of Mongolia, approximately 550 km south of the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and 80 km north of the Mongolia-China border.

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust Inc.

Acting for Egale Canada, Canada's only national non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex rights, as an intervenor in a constitutional challenge to provisions of the Civil Code of Québec that infringe upon rights of trans, non-binary and intersex individuals and their children. In a major victory for human rights, the Superior Court of Quebec declared six provisions unconstitutional. An appeal to the Quebec Court of Appeal was heard in April 2022 and is currently under reserve.

SEMAFO Inc.

Acted as counsel to SEMAFO Inc. in its US$2.1-billion business combination with Endeavour Mining Corporation by way of plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).

Confidential

Acting for the plaintiff, an operator of a globally ranked, leading amusement park and resort, in connection with proceedings before the ICC International Court of Arbitration regarding a product liability claim against the defendant, an amusement park ride manufacturer.

Knight Therapeutics

Acted for Knight Therapeutics Inc. in successfully defending against the activist campaign, proxy contest and contested meeting led by Medison Biotech Ltd. with respect to Knight's 2019 annual meeting.

Speaking Engagement

Guest Speaker, Université du Québec à Montréal, Department of Urban and Tourism Studies, Class EUT1411: Legal Dimensions of a City, ‘Constitution Law in Canada: Principles’; Montréal, QC

Oct. 21, 2021

Speaking Engagement

Presenter, South Asian Law Students’ Association, Western University, Faculty of Law, “Bill 21 Judicial Challenge”; Webcast

Oct. 14, 2021

Speaking Engagement

The Advocates’ Society, Eleventh Annual Securities Symposium, “Recent Developments in Securities Class Actions”; Webinar

Sept. 23, 2021

Guide

Vers une approche harmonisée: la coordination et la gestion des actions collectives multiterritoriales au Canada (Towards a Harmonized Approach: Coordination and Management of Multi-territorial Class Actions in Canada), author

Sept. 03, 2021 - National Collective Action Conference - Recent Developments in Québec, Canada and the United States, Vol. 481, 2021 (Montréal: Éditions Yvon Blais)

Speaking Engagement

Canadian Bar Association, 2020 Constitutional Law Case Law Review, “Les revues jurisprudentielles”; Webinar

Mar. 30, 2021

Article

Lessons from Latif: Guidance on the Use of Social Science Expert Evidence in Discrimination Cases, co-author

June 26, 2018 - The Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 96, No. 1 (Canadian Bar Association)
Download this article.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch—Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2016
Ontario, 2015
New York, 2015

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB, 2014
Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po) à Paris, 2013
McGill University, BA (Economics and History), 2010

Community Involvement

Canadian Bar Association, Administrative and Constitutional Law Section, Québec Branch, Executive Committee
Fondation du Barreau du Québec, Governor of the Future
H H The Aga Khan Regional Council For Quebec Maritime Provinces, board member
Laskin Competition (Canadian Constitutional and Administrative Law), Co-coach of the UQAM Team for 2022
The Advocates’ Society, Securities Litigation Practice Group, past Member-at-Large