Karine Russell
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3303

Karine has experience in a broad range of litigation matters, including complex contractual and tort disputes, class proceedings, real estate disputes, and infrastructure/construction disputes. She represents a variety of local and international clients and provides advice to clients on a multitude of litigation and arbitration matters.

Karine has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia and has provided assistance on matters before the Supreme Court of Canada. She has trial experience and regularly appears in chambers in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has also appeared before arbitral tribunals in commercial arbitration hearings and various administrative tribunals. In addition, Karine has assisted clients in successfully resolving their disputes through negotiation and at mediation.

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  • Working on class action defence counsel teams in defending a variety of product liability, pharmaceutical, price-fixing, competition, and privacy class proceedings

  • Successfully obtaining interim injunctive relief requiring a defendant to comply with the terms of a services agreement, thereby allowing the client's business operations to continue unaffected during a breach of contract dispute

  • Representing an international pulp producer in an action against a former director and competitor alleging improper use of confidential corporation information, breach of fiduciary duties, and loss of opportunity as a result of the defendants' conduct

  • Successfully representing corporate clients in confidential arbitration hearings

  • Assisting with a successful application for interim injunctive relief to freeze funds alleged to have been received through fraudulent conduct pending the resolution of the dispute

  • Defending a publicly listed company in a claim involving allegations of fraud, negligence, and conspiracy

  • Representing the seller in a real estate action involving the adequacy of disclosure statements made by the seller at the time of the sale

  • Negotiating the successful resolution of a dispute between a purchaser and a property developer involving allegations of fraud and bad faith in contractual performance

  • Working on a team to advance and defend claims involving cost overruns and alleged deficiencies in a private arbitration between a contractor and owner arising out of a multi-billion dollar transmission line construction project

  • Assisting with the successful resolution of a claim against a pharmaceutical company client following the recall of a pharmaceutical drug

  • Presenting to clients and lawyers on a broad range of legal topics