Faiz is a versatile and creative litigator who draws on his multi-jurisdictional experience and training to assist clients on a variety of complex commercial disputes.
Faiz assists Canadian and international clients in dispute resolution matters, with a focus on class action defence and securities litigation. He offers clear and detailed advice to clients and appears before courts and tribunals across Canada. Faiz also provides advice to clients on regulatory and administrative law issues.
Before joining Davies, Faiz was a litigation associate at a leading national law firm in Toronto.
World Sikh Organization of Canada
Acting for the World Sikh Organization of Canada and its vice-president for Québec, Amrit Kaur, in their legal challenge of the Act respecting the laicity of the State, which prohibits the wearing of religious symbols by certain public sector employees.
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.
Acting for confidential clients in an action against a former officer and related parties for the misappropriation of more than $6.5 million for their own benefit.
Acting for confidential clients in proceedings with regard to the misappropriation of $22 million by a former employee and related parties.
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust Inc.
Acting for Egale Canada, Canada's only national non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, in an action before the Québec Superior Court to invalidate eleven provisions of the Civil Code of Québec that discriminate against trans and intersex individuals and their children.
Formula E Operations Ltd.
Acting for Formula E Operations Ltd. (FEO) in connection with its claims arising from the City of Montréal's decision to cancel the Montréal ePrix. This includes asserting FEO's claims against the City of Montréal and in the bankruptcy proceedings of Montréal C'est Électrique, a non-profit corporation set up by the City for the purposes of acting as promoter of the Montréal ePrix.
Triumph Aerostructures, LLC
Acted for Triumph Aerostructures, LLC, in connection with its dispute with Bombardier Inc. regarding the wing designed and manufactured by Triumph for Bombardier's Global 7000 business aircraft, including a $455-million claim filed by Triumph before the Québec Superior Court. The dispute was ultimately resolved to both parties' satisfaction.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation and certain of its former and existing officers and directors in connection with multi-jurisdictional class actions alleging breaches of the public disclosure requirements under the Québec Securities Act.
New Beacons of Administrative Law: Top Court Reviews the Approach to Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions
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...
Québec Court of Appeal Says Current Civil Jurisdiction of the Court of Québec Is Unconstitutional
Sept. 17, 2019 - A seven-member panel of the Québec Court of Appeal (QCA) recently rendered an important decision regarding the civil and administrative jurisdiction of the Court of Québec (CQ), a provincial court. The decision follows a reference submitted to the QCA by the Québec government in the wake of a legal...
Québec’s Securities Tribunal Prevents Group Mach from Blocking Transat A.T./Air Canada Deal
Aug. 14, 2019 - The Tribunal administratif des marchés financiers (Québec’s securities tribunal) issued a split 2–1 decision resulting in a cease trade order on an offer made by Group Mach to acquire 19.5% of Transat A.T. Inc.’s shares. Certain features of Group Mach’s mini-tender, which was designed to...
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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Noting the Obvious : A Reflection on the Supreme Court of Canada’s Application of Judicial Notice under sections 7 and 15 of the Charter, co-author
Dec. 31, 2016 - National Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 31, Issue 1 (Carswell)
The Test for Prima Facie Discrimination, co-author
Dec. 31, 2016 - Charter and Human Rights Litigation, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Federated Press)
The Commons Institute, Administrative Tribunal Law and Practice program, “The Charter and Administrative Law”
Oct. 27, 2015
University of Toronto, The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights Conference, “Redefining the Scope of Judicial Notice under sections 7 and 15 of the Charter”
Feb. 27, 2015