Sean's practice involves all aspects of corporate/commercial litigation, with an emphasis on business, securities and mining disputes. He regularly defends financial institutions, public companies, directors, and officers in class actions. Sean's trial and appellate experience in commercial litigation matters includes contested merger transactions, takeover bids, plans of arrangements, shareholder litigation, dissent proceedings, contractual disputes and negligence claims.
Sean has experience advising clients on compliance with domestic and international anticorruption legislation, including the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
Sean also advises investment dealers on matters of regulatory compliance and has represented clients in regulatory investigations and hearings conducted by the B.C. Securities Commission and other provincial securities commissions, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA).
Sean's experience includes a secondment to the B.C. Securities Commission (enforcement division), where he negotiated settlements and appeared as counsel in commission hearings.