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Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Crawley MacKewn Brush is a Toronto-based litigation boutique with an expansive securities and corporate disputes practice. Particularly renowned for its securities regulatory and class action defence work, the team has further experience in directors' and officers' liability claims, shareholder disputes and broader civil litigation. The firm attracts leading clients from an array of sectors, such as financial services, sports and energy, as well as former corporate directors facing OSC investigations.

Strengths

"The service is consistent across the board, from the lead partner downwards," explained one commentator, adding: "They are focused on what the goals are and how they can get there."

"Crawley MacKewn Brush's size belies its capacity," enthused another, saying: "They are pragmatic problem solvers, strategic in their management of litigation, and sound business advisers."

Work highlights

Led by Alistair Crawley, the firm represented Graham Wright, an investor and the plaintiff, in a lawsuit against Horizons ETFs Management following the collapse of a high-risk exchange-traded fund and losses of over CAD40 million for investors.

Notable practitioners

Alistair Crawley is well positioned to represent clients in cases stemming from investigations and failed transactions, as well as class actions. He is based in Toronto.
"Alistair Crawley is well respected by peers as a creative and tenacious litigator." "His depth of knowledge and experience is most impressive."

Melissa MacKewn is sought out for her representation in a range of disputes including those resulting from non-compliance, market manipulation and fraud. She provides counsel to clients from her base in Toronto.
"She is thoughtful, practical, always well prepared and a tremendous oral advocate." "Melissa MacKewn is an exceptional capital markets litigator."

Based in Toronto, Robert Brush is best recognised for his work on investment dealer disputes and litigation resulting from failed corporate transactions. He also impresses representing both corporate and individual clients.
"Robert Brush provides excellent service; he is dynamic and thoughtful, and I would highly recommend him." "He is an excellent communicator and respected as a pragmatic business problem solver."

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Overview

Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP (CMB) is a leading corporate commercial and securities litigation firm based in Toronto. CMB’s named partners have been ranked nationally among the best of their peers. They share a fundamentally similar approach to advocacy and have built a firm known for its principled analysis and diligent representation.

CMB has successfully represented clients in some of the most significant securities law cases in Canada. CMB’s lawyers regularly appear as counsel to respondents in investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the OSC and other provincial securities commissions, IIROC and the MFDA. CMB also has significant experience with cross-border investigations involving the Securities Exchange Commission and other US regulators and law enforcement agencies.

CMB also acts for investors, companies, directors, officers, securities dealers, advisors and other capital market participants in a wide range of securities class actions brought in provinces across the country. The firm’s class proceedings practice includes primary and secondary market liability claims, claims arising out the restatement of a company’s financial statements, claims arising out of alleged fraud, claims against investment dealers and advisors in respect of allegedly problematic investment products, strategies and tax shelters, and claims against investment funds, fund managers and traders arising out of allegedly problematic trading strategies and practices.




Industries

Energy

Financial Services

Regulatory

Securities

Sports

Technology

Litigation: General Commercial

Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP

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Location

800-179 John St.

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5T 1X4

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Ontario

Litigation: Securities


Alistair Crawley
Band 1
Melissa MacKewn
Band 1
Robert Brush
Band 2