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Matthew Liben

Matthew Liben
Matthew Liben Partner | Montréal
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Recent representative matters include advising:

Insurance

  • Various Canadian insurers in connection with a subrogated action seeking approximately C$20-million in damages from various defendants stemming from an explosion at a manufacturing facility

  • London market insurers and international insurers in an arbitration with respect to coverage issues relating to construction cost overrun and delay claims of C$200-million regarding an Alberta oil sands project

  • A London market insurer defending property and DSU claims in excess of C$500-million claimed under a CAR policy with respect to the refurbishment of a nuclear power station

  • Canadian and London market insurers under a cargo DSU cover with respect to coverage and dispute resolution in connection with an ALOP/DSU claim in excess of C$60-million in the context of the construction of a liquefied natural gas plant in Eastern Canada

  • Canadian and foreign insurers with respect to coverage and dispute resolution in connection with a major multimillion-property and business interruption claim relating to a subsea pipeline in Eastern Canada

  • London market and international insurers in respect of East Coast offshore platform construction (CAR) and business interruption matters

Construction and Commercial Real Estate

  • A major Canadian and international residential property developer in connection with a C$9-million purported defect action relating to a condominium conversion project in Montréal

  • A major Canadian and international residential property developer in connection with various purported defect actions with a total value of over C$40-million, relating to a multi-phase condominium project in Montréal

  • A major Canadian and U.S. commercial property owner and manager with respect to a C$2-million defect action relating to a shopping centre located in the Charlevoix region

Commercial Arbitration

  • The petitioners in a C$150-million Quebec Superior Court matter, seeking exemplification and enforcement of an ICC arbitration award

  • The defendant in a C$350-million international commercial arbitration, pursuant to the UNCITRAL Rules, with respect to alleged contractual and tort liability of a professional firm in the shipping industry

  • The petitioner in a series of international commercial arbitration matters, pursuant to the ICC Rules, in connection with alleged product defects with a total value of over C$100-million in the sustainable energy field

  • The petitioner in a series of international commercial arbitration matters, pursuant to the AAA Rules, with respect to unpaid fees stemming from M&A transactions

  • One of the defendants in a series of international commercial arbitration matters in the oil and gas field

Awards & Recognition

Matthew is recommended in the Insurance category by The Legal 500 Canada 2019.

Education
Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 2003
B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University – 2002
B.A. (Major in Political Science), McGill University – 1999
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