Four Davies Partners Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2018

Davies partners Sandra Forbes, Kent Thomson, Matt Milne-Smith and Derek Ricci have been recognized as global leaders in Litigation by 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.


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