OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 
 

"Securities Litigation Firm of the Year", "Alberta Firm of the Year" 
and "Ontario Litigator of the Year"
Benchmark Canada Awards: Recognizing the Leading
Litigators and Litigation Firms in Canada (2016)

When the stakes are high and the risks are great, clients retain Blakes. Our multidisciplinary Litigation & Dispute Resolution team represents client interests at every stage of a dispute, from fact-finding and risk evaluation through final resolution and enforcement, at trial and appellate levels, in court, at the negotiating table, and before tribunals and government agencies.

Our extensive experience in commercial arbitration and mediation, both domestic and international, allows us to explore every opportunity to resolve disputes by the best available means—and litigate only when appropriate.

Above all, our complete range of advanced risk-management strategies helps clients avoid many disputes altogether. Our extensive industry knowledge, coupled with a deep familiarity of our clients’ business and competitive realities, allows us to craft risk-management strategies to meet each client’s unique situation. By carefully selecting the most appropriate teams for each task, we reinforce our client-first approach to litigation.

 When litigation proves to be the best course of action, Canadian and international clients rely on our practical business advice and formidable courtroom skills to resolve their high-stakes commercial disputes in virtually every court in the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada, where we regularly appear on cases at the forefront of developments in Canadian law. On complex cross-disciplinary issues, our clients benefit from specialized, cost-effective input from leading lawyers throughout the Firm.

Blakes litigators have significant experience advising on issues and disputes that involve:

Modern litigation transcends borders, forcing companies to cope with multi-jurisdictional challenges across provincial and national lines. With one of Canada’s largest, most powerful and successful litigation and dispute resolution practices, Blakes leverages an extraordinary depth and range of local industry knowledge, practice expertise and litigation experience in each of our offices around the world.

A small but representative sample of our Canadian and international litigation and dispute resolution clients include:

Amway Canada Corporation
Caterpillar Inc.
Celestica Inc.
CHC Helicopter
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
Coca-Cola Ltd.
Credit Suisse Group
Enmax Corporation
Imperial Oil Limited
McKesson Corporation
Merck & Co., Inc.
Microsoft Inc.
Nestlé Canada Inc.
Nike, Inc.
Nissan Canada Corporation
Ontario Power Generation Inc.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
RBC Capital Markets
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Suncor Energy Inc.
TransCanada PipeLines Limited
United Parcel Service, Inc.
 

A client commented, “They are top-class lawyers. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to them or think of going anywhere else with another case.”

 

 INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

 

Members of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution group are recognized as leading lawyers in the recent editions of following publications:

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • The Legal 500 Canada
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Who’s Who Legal

Our group has also received the following awards:

Benchmark Canada Awards 2016 – Securities Litigation Firm of the Year, Alberta Firm of the Year and Impact Case of the Year, with one individual awarded Ontario Litigator of the Year

 

 PEOPLE

 
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Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9601
Areas of Expertise: Insurance Litigation, Energy Litigation, Insurance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate Litigation, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Product Liability
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3328
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Brownfields Redevelopment, Energy Regulatory, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Law Clerk | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2734
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Law Clerk | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2646
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3349
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Environmental, Mining Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, Enterprise Risk & Crisis Response, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Aboriginal, Investment Treaty Arbitration
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5839
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9682
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Shareholder Activism, Climate Change, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Renewables (Wind, Solar, Hydro & CleanTech), Transmission & Distribution
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5280
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Enterprise Risk & Crisis Response, Government & Public Sector, Investment Treaty Arbitration
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2269
Areas of Expertise: Class Actions, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Product Liability, Privacy, Communications, Life Sciences, Infrastructure, Competition Litigation, Freedom of Information, Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response & Litigation, Cybersecurity, Government & Public Sector, Drones
Law Clerk | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3883
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9656
Areas of Expertise: Construction Dispute Resolution, Product Liability, Intellectual Property, Tax Controversy & Litigation, Oil & Gas, IP Litigation, Construction
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4316
Areas of Expertise: Arbitration, Corporate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Class Actions, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Mining
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4137
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4006
Areas of Expertise: Restructuring & Insolvency, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9697
Areas of Expertise: Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Banking, Energy, Credit Unions
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3344
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Class Actions, Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, Anti-Corruption & Bribery, Construction, Construction Dispute Resolution, Mining Litigation & Dispute Resolution, IP Litigation, Government & Public Sector
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9715
Areas of Expertise: Energy Litigation, Aboriginal, Corporate Litigation, E-Discovery & Document Management
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3261
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Restructuring & Insolvency, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Senior Counsel | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2934
Areas of Expertise: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Arbitration, Copyright, IP Licensing & Agreements, Patents, Trade-marks, Technology, Anti-Counterfeiting
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4218
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate Litigation
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2429
Areas of Expertise: Securities Litigation, Class Actions, Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, Corporate Litigation
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4070
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Class Actions, Product Liability
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3308
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Litigation, Construction Dispute Resolution, Securities Litigation, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Senior Counsel | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9650
Areas of Expertise: Insurance Litigation, Construction Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Product Liability, Insurance, Reinsurance
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3379
Areas of Expertise: Aboriginal, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Corporate Litigation
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