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Canada Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
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4 Ranked Lawyers

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Disputes (International & Cross-Border) - Canada
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What the team is known for

Blake, Cassels & Graydon is a market-leading independent Canadian law firm with strong full-service capabilities and teams highly adept in advising clients on cross-border matters. It benefits from strong teams across Canadian centres and representative offices in New York, London and Beijing, as well as its close relationships with local firms. The law firm provides deep resources and specialist expertise across transactional, contentious and industry sectors, making it a strong choice for inbound work and a proficient coordinator of international mandates for major Canadian clients.

The law firm provides best-in-class advice to Canadian and foreign clients and is regarded as a market leader for disputes work. The law firm is often called upon in relation to class action and product liability cases involving Canadian and foreign entities, often with directly related or parallel proceedings in the US. The law firm also offers clients experience of cross-border securities and corporate litigation, which is frequently called upon by major clients who work closely with its stellar banking practice. The disputes teams also represent clients in arbitration and litigation on international cases – partnering with other firms – on issues involving clients’ global assets and investments, often on behalf of energy, mining and investor clientele.

Strengths

"I've been impressed with their ability to coordinate their teams to leverage regional expertise, whilst maintaining overall strategic management of complex matters," enthused one client.

Another said: "They have the rare ability to provide the right combination of strategic, 'see around the corner' advice and extremely strong execution skills."

Notable practitioners

Joseph McArthur is a respected arbitration lawyer based in the Vancouver office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon. He has substantial experience representing clients in commercial disputes and appearing as an advocate in cases relating to construction, mining and energy.

Montréal-based Robert Torralbo is noted for his wide-ranging expertise in the class actions space. He handles competition, securities and product liability cases, with a particularly strong reputation amongst pharmaceutical clients.

David Tupper offers vast experience representing energy and financial services companies in both commercial litigation and arbitration. His Calgary-based practice also includes additional strength in construction and insurance disputes.

Michael Barrack is one of the leading figures in Toronto's commercial litigation space. He is regularly instructed on high-profile and complex commercial mandates, including contested M&A, insolvency litigation and contractual disputes.
"Michael Barrack is a real statesman - an excellent combination of being collaborative and extremely effective for his clients." "Michael Barrack is super intelligent and strategic and is just a class act."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Joseph McArthur
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Joseph McArthur
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Dispute Resolution: Litigation

David V Tupper
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David V Tupper
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Robert Torralbo
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Robert Torralbo
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Michael E Barrack
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Michael E Barrack
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