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Kiran Patel

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  • Represented United States Steel Corporation in successfully asserting its US$2-billion claim against U.S. Steel Canada in which the court provided a fundamentally revised test for the distinction between debt and equity in an insolvency proceeding under the CCAA

  • Representing a group of U.S. funds in a $1.3-billion action relating to the sale and acquisition of a major telecommunications company

  • Acting as counsel to a power generation company involved in a construction dispute relating to a biomass conversion project

  • Representing a construction equipment manufacturer involved in a dispute relating to performance management and dealer transition

  • Represented health care providers in litigation relating to procurement, supplier management and contractual termination, including an application for judicial review and injunction proceedings

  • Acting as counsel to a multinational technology company in a class action involving Sale of Goods Act and privacy claims relating to preloaded software

  • Represented Celestica Inc. on its successful appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the limitation period for bringing a statutory secondary market securities class action

  • Represented Visa Canada Corporation in a major resale price maintenance hearing before the Competition Tribunal of Canada

  • Acted for a large global mining client in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration involving the performance and termination of international supply agreements

  • Acted as lead trial counsel to a manufacturer of mobile data terminals in an action against one of its suppliers relating to defective components

  • Represented the administrator of a public pension plan in a commercial leasing dispute involving the interpretation of a retail lease at a major shopping center

  • Represented a media company in a shareholder dispute involving its acquisition of an online business

  • Acted as lead counsel to an online media company in a proceeding before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario relating to the enforcement of online user forum rules

  • Represented an investment banking boutique and one of its principals in a successful motion to stay proceedings based on jurisdictional grounds

Professional Activities

Kiran is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates' Society.

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2010
J.D., University of Toronto - 2009
H.B.A. (Hon.), Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario - 2003
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