Matthew Milne-Smith

Partner

Matthew Milne-Smith

Matthew Milne-Smith

Partner

Clients turn to Matthew for their high-stakes and high-profile litigation. They value his strategic foresight and agility, and consider him “very bright and hard-working.”
Chambers Global 2016

Known for his intellectual acuity, Matthew acts in matters before a variety of tribunals and courts across Canada, including in precedent-setting appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He was named Insolvency Lawyer of the Year 2014 by Benchmark Canada. Matthew is valued for being “methodical and aggressive, where appropriate.” (Client – Chambers Canada 2017)

Matthew advises clients of all sizes – public and private companies as well as government agencies – across a wide range of civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, complex class actions, securities disputes, constitutional challenges, insolvency proceedings and novel tort claims. In addition to his extensive trial and motions work, Matthew has also successfully mediated or arbitrated numerous confidential disputes.

Matthew Milne-Smith

Partner

Clients turn to Matthew for their high-stakes and high-profile litigation. They value his strategic foresight and agility, and consider him “very bright and hard-working.”
Chambers Global 2016

Known for his intellectual acuity, Matthew acts in matters before a variety of tribunals and courts across Canada, including in precedent-setting appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He was named Insolvency Lawyer of the Year 2014 by Benchmark Canada. Matthew is valued for being “methodical and aggressive, where appropriate.” (Client – Chambers Canada 2017)

Matthew advises clients of all sizes – public and private companies as well as government agencies – across a wide range of civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, complex class actions, securities disputes, constitutional challenges, insolvency proceedings and novel tort claims. In addition to his extensive trial and motions work, Matthew has also successfully mediated or arbitrated numerous confidential disputes.

KSV Kofman Inc.

Acting for KSV Kofman Inc., as monitor for the Urbancorp Group of Companies, in an appeal concerning whether a certain transaction was a fraudulent conveyance or otherwise voidable by the monitor in connection with Urbancorp's CCAA proceedings.

Confidential Arbitration

Successfully arbitrated a contractual dispute for a Québec-based client in the retail products industry. The dispute involved synthesizing the 20 year history of a series of multi-lateral relationships and resulted in a complete victory for Davies' client.

Confidential Arbitration

Acting for a Crown agency in a dispute concerning the interpretation of an asset purchase agreement.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in defending successfully against a second claim asserted against it by The Catalyst Capital Inc., this time for more than $1.3 billion, arising from the participation by West Face in the purchase and subsequent sale of Wind Mobile Inc. On April 18, 2018, Justice Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined that this second claim was essentially an attempt to re-litigate the same facts and issues that had previously been decided by Justice Newbould in the first such claim between Catalyst and West Face. As such, Justice Hainey dismissed the claim as against West Face, and all of the other defendants, as an abuse of process. Catalyst's appeal from the Order of Justice Hainey dismissing this action as an abuse of process was dismissed by the Ontario Court of Appeal in early May 2019.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Successfully acted for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in a judicial review application concerning the selection process for an operator of the Niagara gaming bundle. This litigation arose out of the Ontario Provincial Government's modernization of gaming in Ontario. The City of Niagara and Region of Niagara had alleged that they had been given insufficient input and/or control over the selection process.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Acted for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in defending claims asserted against it for approximately $1.5 billion in antitrust class action proceedings pending in the Ontario Superior Court against the LCBO, Brewers Retail Inc. and a number of major brewers. In March 2018, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court granted summary judgment dismissing all claims asserted against the LCBO and the other defendants. The decision of Justice Perell granting summary judgment in favour of the LCBO was affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal in April 2019.

Roy Gardiner

Acted for the defendants on appeal in Todd Family Holdings Inc. v Gardiner, in which the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a number of trial findings made against Roy Gardiner and Dayl Armstrong arising out of a loan by the plaintiffs to the defendants. The trial judge had made findings of fraud against Gardiner and Armstrong; awarded damages of over US$2.2 million; awarded costs of almost $1 million; assigned the defendants' intellectual property to the plaintiffs until all debts were satisfied; and held that the plaintiffs had not recovered any sums owing during the period leading up to trial, despite having held the IP for seven years. The Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the finding of deceit against Armstrong; reduced the damages award by approximately US$1 million; reversed the award of costs; reversed the finding that the plaintiffs had not recovered any sums owing up to the trial date; and ordered an accounting of all sums recovered by the plaintiff to date.

Anson Advisors Inc.

Acted for Anson Advisors Inc. and others in defending a $300-million claim for defamation and intentional interference with economic relations relating to a blog post published on the website "Seeking Alpha". This claim and the $50-million counterclaim for defamation were consensually resolved.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in defending successfully claims asserted against it by The Catalyst Capital Inc. for more than $500 million arising from the participation by West Face in the purchase and subsequent sale of Wind Mobile Inc. at a profit of approximately $1.3 billion. Every claim asserted by Catalyst against West Face was dismissed by Justice Newbould of the Superior Court of Ontario in August 2016, following the conclusion of a closely watched trial in the Commercial List. In February 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed from the bench Catalyst's appeal from the decision of Justice Newbould.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted successfully for Shaw Communications Inc. In the Matter of an Application by The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., the first case in which the Ontario Securities Commission has denied standing to a party to commence an application under the "public interest" jurisdiction of the Ontario Securities Act.

EMEA Nortel Debtors

Acted for the EMEA Nortel Debtors in the Ontario Commercial List and Delaware Court of Bankruptcy concerning allocation of approximately $7.5 billion of proceeds from the sale of Nortel assets. The Nortel allocation proceedings were unique in their size, complexity, and multi-jurisdictional nature.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acting for Rogers Communications Inc. in connection with numerous multi-billion dollar class action proceedings across Canada to recover "system access fees" charged to consumers by wireless service providers in Canada in the period since 1987. These are some of the largest class actions in Canadian history and have given rise to numerous trial level and appellate decisions in favour of Rogers in various provinces in Canada, including Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Acted for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in connection with its defence to a claim by its former food broker for reasonable notice of termination and breach of contract.

WIND Mobile Corp. and its shareholders

Acted for WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) and its shareholders, including West Face Capital, in connection with the sale of WIND to Shaw Communications Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Acting for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in successfully bringing a motion to have a claim dismissed for failure to state a cause of action. The plaintiff alleged that OLG owed a duty of care to identify and exclude problem gamblers from its facilities. In striking the claim at the pleadings stage, the Court established for the first time in Ontario that as a matter of law, casinos do not owe a duty of care to problem gamblers. This decision follows numerous actions alleging such a duty and a proposed class action premised on such a duty, for which class certification had been denied.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Acted for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in putting Nutreco, a leading animal nutrition company, on notice to hold Maple Leaf harmless for any losses as a result of mislabelled hog feed.

Nevsun Resources Ltd.

Acted for Nevsun Resources Limited in defending cross-border securities class actions in Canada and the United States. This litigation was resolved successfully following mediations in New York and Los Angeles.

Joseph Cassano

Acting in defence of Joseph Cassano in a class action against AIG and certain of its former officers and directors.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Acted for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Olivieri Foods Limited in defending a breach of contract lawsuit regarding the supply of pasta products by Benevito Foods.

Apotex Inc.

Acted for Apotex Inc. in defending successfully at trial in the Superior Court of Ontario claims made by Alcon Canada Inc. concerning an alleged settlement of claims between the parties arising from patent disputes in the United States and Canada. Alcon's claims were dismissed by a Justice of the Commercial List in Toronto following the conclusion of an expedited trial.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC)

Acted for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ("OLG") in connection with a $3.5-billion class action and numerous individual actions alleging OLG owed a duty of care to prevent "problem gamblers" from gambling in OLG's commercial casinos.  Successfully defeated certification at hearings before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

Acted for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, a collection of Canada's leading institutional investors, in a reference to the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the constitutional validity of proposed legislation creating a National Securities Regulator in Canada.

BCE Inc.

Acted for BCE Inc. and Bell Canada in a successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in a landmark commercial case involving the proposed $51.7 billion privatization of BCE. The decision of the Supreme Court in this case set the standard in Canada for approval of plans of arrangement and claims of oppression. It also clarified the law concerning the duties of directors of public companies faced with potential change of control transactions. This case also resulted in the fastest commercial appeal ever heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal was heard by the Court and decided unanimously in favour of BCE less than 30 days after BCE launched its application for leave to appeal from a decision of the Québec Court of Appeal revoking approval for BCE's proposed plan of arrangement that had been granted by Justice Silcoff of the Quebec Superior Court following a lengthy and highly expedited trial.

Beaverbrook (U.K.) Foundation

Acted for the Beaverbrook (U.K.) Foundation in closely watched trial and appellate arbitration proceedings that were held in public in New Brunswick concerning the ownership of numerous valuable works of art acquired by the Beaverbrook (U.K.) Foundation between 1954 and 1965 that are currently housed at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. This case was the subject of extensive media coverage throughout Canada, including a lengthy book written by a reporter from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Osprey Media Income Fund

Acted for Osprey Media Income Fund in its auction process and the resulting negotiated all-cash takeover bid for Osprey by Quebecor Media Inc., including successfully defending Osprey against litigation initiated by Quebecor to challenge Black Press Ltd.'s superior proposal that was eventually matched by Quebecor in a transaction valued at $578 million.

Article

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Application of Regulated Conduct Defence to Dismiss Class Action Alleging Conspiracy in Beer Industry, co-author

June 30, 2019 - Competition Policy International
Read the article.

Speaking Engagement

Ontario Bar Association, “Introducing Evidence at Trial”; Toronto, ON

Mar. 01, 2019

In the News

Matt Milne-Smith Speaks to Lexpert on Slowdown in Securities Class Actions

Dec. 04, 2018 - In an article published in the Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, Davies partner Matt Milne-Smith discusses the impact of the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2015 trilogy of decisions interpreting the leave standard for secondary market securities class action filings...

Article

If we can’t trust witnesses, can we trust trials?

Oct. 01, 2017 - The Advocates’ Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2 (The Advocates’ Society)
Download this article. This article was originally published in The Advocates’ Journal (Fall 2017). Posted with permission.

Bulletin

Ontario Court of Appeal Denies Leave to Appeal Nortel Allocation Decision

May 04, 2016 - On May 3, 2016, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision (Leave Decision) denying leave to appeal from Justice Newbould’s allocation of the proceeds of sale of the remains of the Nortel Networks group of companies (Allocation Decision). The main points arising from the decision...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence); Litigation, General Commercial: Ontario

Benchmark Canada—Insolvency Litigator of the Year (2014)

Benchmark Canada Impact Case of the Year Award (2017)—Recipient

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—General Commercial (Litigation Star); Securities (Litigation Star)

The Legal 500 Canada—Dispute Resolution: Ontario (Next Generation Lawyer)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Litigation: Corporate Commercial

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Dispute Resolution

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Litigation: Corporate Commercial (Most Frequently Recommended); Class Actions; Litigation: Securities

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)

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—Litigation (2013)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Class Action Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Gaming Law; Securities Law

Who’s Who Legal: Litigation—Future Leaders

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2001
New York, 2000

Education

Yale Law School, JD, 1999
Princeton University, AB (Summa Cum Laude), 1996
Clerk, The Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci, Supreme Court of Canada

Professional Affiliations

Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
The Advocates’ Society

Board Memberships

AboutFace International

Clients turn to Matthew for their high-stakes and high-profile litigation. They value his strategic foresight and agility, and consider him “very bright and hard-working.”
Chambers Global 2016

Known for his intellectual acuity, Matthew acts in matters before a variety of tribunals and courts across Canada, including in precedent-setting appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He was named Insolvency Lawyer of the Year 2014 by Benchmark Canada. Matthew is valued for being “methodical and aggressive, where appropriate.” (Client – Chambers Canada 2017)

Matthew advises clients of all sizes – public and private companies as well as government agencies – across a wide range of civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, complex class actions, securities disputes, constitutional challenges, insolvency proceedings and novel tort claims. In addition to his extensive trial and motions work, Matthew has also successfully mediated or arbitrated numerous confidential disputes.

KSV Kofman Inc.

Acting for KSV Kofman Inc., as monitor for the Urbancorp Group of Companies, in an appeal concerning whether a certain transaction was a fraudulent conveyance or otherwise voidable by the monitor in connection with Urbancorp's CCAA proceedings.

Confidential Arbitration

Successfully arbitrated a contractual dispute for a Québec-based client in the retail products industry. The dispute involved synthesizing the 20 year history of a series of multi-lateral relationships and resulted in a complete victory for Davies' client.

Confidential Arbitration

Acting for a Crown agency in a dispute concerning the interpretation of an asset purchase agreement.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in defending successfully against a second claim asserted against it by The Catalyst Capital Inc., this time for more than $1.3 billion, arising from the participation by West Face in the purchase and subsequent sale of Wind Mobile Inc. On April 18, 2018, Justice Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined that this second claim was essentially an attempt to re-litigate the same facts and issues that had previously been decided by Justice Newbould in the first such claim between Catalyst and West Face. As such, Justice Hainey dismissed the claim as against West Face, and all of the other defendants, as an abuse of process. Catalyst's appeal from the Order of Justice Hainey dismissing this action as an abuse of process was dismissed by the Ontario Court of Appeal in early May 2019.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Successfully acted for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in a judicial review application concerning the selection process for an operator of the Niagara gaming bundle. This litigation arose out of the Ontario Provincial Government's modernization of gaming in Ontario. The City of Niagara and Region of Niagara had alleged that they had been given insufficient input and/or control over the selection process.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Acted for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in defending claims asserted against it for approximately $1.5 billion in antitrust class action proceedings pending in the Ontario Superior Court against the LCBO, Brewers Retail Inc. and a number of major brewers. In March 2018, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court granted summary judgment dismissing all claims asserted against the LCBO and the other defendants. The decision of Justice Perell granting summary judgment in favour of the LCBO was affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal in April 2019.

Roy Gardiner

Acted for the defendants on appeal in Todd Family Holdings Inc. v Gardiner, in which the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a number of trial findings made against Roy Gardiner and Dayl Armstrong arising out of a loan by the plaintiffs to the defendants. The trial judge had made findings of fraud against Gardiner and Armstrong; awarded damages of over US$2.2 million; awarded costs of almost $1 million; assigned the defendants' intellectual property to the plaintiffs until all debts were satisfied; and held that the plaintiffs had not recovered any sums owing during the period leading up to trial, despite having held the IP for seven years. The Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the finding of deceit against Armstrong; reduced the damages award by approximately US$1 million; reversed the award of costs; reversed the finding that the plaintiffs had not recovered any sums owing up to the trial date; and ordered an accounting of all sums recovered by the plaintiff to date.

Anson Advisors Inc.

Acted for Anson Advisors Inc. and others in defending a $300-million claim for defamation and intentional interference with economic relations relating to a blog post published on the website "Seeking Alpha". This claim and the $50-million counterclaim for defamation were consensually resolved.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in defending successfully claims asserted against it by The Catalyst Capital Inc. for more than $500 million arising from the participation by West Face in the purchase and subsequent sale of Wind Mobile Inc. at a profit of approximately $1.3 billion. Every claim asserted by Catalyst against West Face was dismissed by Justice Newbould of the Superior Court of Ontario in August 2016, following the conclusion of a closely watched trial in the Commercial List. In February 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed from the bench Catalyst's appeal from the decision of Justice Newbould.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted successfully for Shaw Communications Inc. In the Matter of an Application by The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., the first case in which the Ontario Securities Commission has denied standing to a party to commence an application under the "public interest" jurisdiction of the Ontario Securities Act.

EMEA Nortel Debtors

Acted for the EMEA Nortel Debtors in the Ontario Commercial List and Delaware Court of Bankruptcy concerning allocation of approximately $7.5 billion of proceeds from the sale of Nortel assets. The Nortel allocation proceedings were unique in their size, complexity, and multi-jurisdictional nature.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acting for Rogers Communications Inc. in connection with numerous multi-billion dollar class action proceedings across Canada to recover "system access fees" charged to consumers by wireless service providers in Canada in the period since 1987. These are some of the largest class actions in Canadian history and have given rise to numerous trial level and appellate decisions in favour of Rogers in various provinces in Canada, including Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Acted for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in connection with its defence to a claim by its former food broker for reasonable notice of termination and breach of contract.

WIND Mobile Corp. and its shareholders

Acted for WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) and its shareholders, including West Face Capital, in connection with the sale of WIND to Shaw Communications Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Acting for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in successfully bringing a motion to have a claim dismissed for failure to state a cause of action. The plaintiff alleged that OLG owed a duty of care to identify and exclude problem gamblers from its facilities. In striking the claim at the pleadings stage, the Court established for the first time in Ontario that as a matter of law, casinos do not owe a duty of care to problem gamblers. This decision follows numerous actions alleging such a duty and a proposed class action premised on such a duty, for which class certification had been denied.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Acted for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in putting Nutreco, a leading animal nutrition company, on notice to hold Maple Leaf harmless for any losses as a result of mislabelled hog feed.

Nevsun Resources Ltd.

Acted for Nevsun Resources Limited in defending cross-border securities class actions in Canada and the United States. This litigation was resolved successfully following mediations in New York and Los Angeles.

Joseph Cassano

Acting in defence of Joseph Cassano in a class action against AIG and certain of its former officers and directors.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Acted for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Olivieri Foods Limited in defending a breach of contract lawsuit regarding the supply of pasta products by Benevito Foods.

Apotex Inc.

Acted for Apotex Inc. in defending successfully at trial in the Superior Court of Ontario claims made by Alcon Canada Inc. concerning an alleged settlement of claims between the parties arising from patent disputes in the United States and Canada. Alcon's claims were dismissed by a Justice of the Commercial List in Toronto following the conclusion of an expedited trial.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC)

Acted for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ("OLG") in connection with a $3.5-billion class action and numerous individual actions alleging OLG owed a duty of care to prevent "problem gamblers" from gambling in OLG's commercial casinos.  Successfully defeated certification at hearings before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

Acted for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, a collection of Canada's leading institutional investors, in a reference to the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the constitutional validity of proposed legislation creating a National Securities Regulator in Canada.

BCE Inc.

Acted for BCE Inc. and Bell Canada in a successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in a landmark commercial case involving the proposed $51.7 billion privatization of BCE. The decision of the Supreme Court in this case set the standard in Canada for approval of plans of arrangement and claims of oppression. It also clarified the law concerning the duties of directors of public companies faced with potential change of control transactions. This case also resulted in the fastest commercial appeal ever heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal was heard by the Court and decided unanimously in favour of BCE less than 30 days after BCE launched its application for leave to appeal from a decision of the Québec Court of Appeal revoking approval for BCE's proposed plan of arrangement that had been granted by Justice Silcoff of the Quebec Superior Court following a lengthy and highly expedited trial.

Beaverbrook (U.K.) Foundation

Acted for the Beaverbrook (U.K.) Foundation in closely watched trial and appellate arbitration proceedings that were held in public in New Brunswick concerning the ownership of numerous valuable works of art acquired by the Beaverbrook (U.K.) Foundation between 1954 and 1965 that are currently housed at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. This case was the subject of extensive media coverage throughout Canada, including a lengthy book written by a reporter from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Osprey Media Income Fund

Acted for Osprey Media Income Fund in its auction process and the resulting negotiated all-cash takeover bid for Osprey by Quebecor Media Inc., including successfully defending Osprey against litigation initiated by Quebecor to challenge Black Press Ltd.'s superior proposal that was eventually matched by Quebecor in a transaction valued at $578 million.

Article

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Application of Regulated Conduct Defence to Dismiss Class Action Alleging Conspiracy in Beer Industry, co-author

June 30, 2019 - Competition Policy International
Read the article.

Speaking Engagement

Ontario Bar Association, “Introducing Evidence at Trial”; Toronto, ON

Mar. 01, 2019

In the News

Matt Milne-Smith Speaks to Lexpert on Slowdown in Securities Class Actions

Dec. 04, 2018 - In an article published in the Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, Davies partner Matt Milne-Smith discusses the impact of the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2015 trilogy of decisions interpreting the leave standard for secondary market securities class action filings...

Article

If we can’t trust witnesses, can we trust trials?

Oct. 01, 2017 - The Advocates’ Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2 (The Advocates’ Society)
Download this article. This article was originally published in The Advocates’ Journal (Fall 2017). Posted with permission.

Bulletin

Ontario Court of Appeal Denies Leave to Appeal Nortel Allocation Decision

May 04, 2016 - On May 3, 2016, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision (Leave Decision) denying leave to appeal from Justice Newbould’s allocation of the proceeds of sale of the remains of the Nortel Networks group of companies (Allocation Decision). The main points arising from the decision...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence); Litigation, General Commercial: Ontario

Benchmark Canada—Insolvency Litigator of the Year (2014)

Benchmark Canada Impact Case of the Year Award (2017)—Recipient

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—General Commercial (Litigation Star); Securities (Litigation Star)

The Legal 500 Canada—Dispute Resolution: Ontario (Next Generation Lawyer)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Litigation: Corporate Commercial

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Dispute Resolution

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Litigation: Corporate Commercial (Most Frequently Recommended); Class Actions; Litigation: Securities

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)

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—Litigation (2013)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Class Action Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Gaming Law; Securities Law

Who’s Who Legal: Litigation—Future Leaders

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2001
New York, 2000

Education

Yale Law School, JD, 1999
Princeton University, AB (Summa Cum Laude), 1996
Clerk, The Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci, Supreme Court of Canada

Professional Affiliations

Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
The Advocates’ Society

Board Memberships

AboutFace International