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Dentons Canada LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Toronto team with a significant international client roster. With notable experience of matters arising within the financial services sector, the team is particularly active on auditors' liability cases and class actions regarding competition and product liability. In addition to wide-ranging commercial disputes experience, the team offers strength in construction and environmental litigation, as well as constitutional disputes relating to First Nations.

Strengths

Sources comment that the "client service is excellent and value for money is good," as well as indicating the firm's "global reach" as a notable strength.

One interviewee particularly highlighted the group's junior lawyers, describing them as "very strong, dedicated and practical."

Work highlights

Acted for Sumitomo Chemical Company and Valent Canada in resistance of applications for judicial review brought by several environmental organisations challenging the registration of a number of pest control products manufactured by the clients.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Fleming is a well-known up-and-coming practitioner with experience handling both single-plaintiff and class action proceedings. He has a varied client roster featuring transport, automotive, healthcare and financial services companies, among others.

Michael Schafler draws praise from sources as a "very sharp lawyer with great business acumen." He acts for a number of multinational companies in sectors such as tech and automotive, appearing in both litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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Overview

Disputes are part of doing business. Resolving them is our business.

At Dentons, the priority of our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers is to enable our clients to resolve their disputes in the most timely and cost effective means possible, and to preserve their reputation. We also assist our clients in assessing and managing their risks to minimize the potential for future disputes. We are pioneers in providing settlement counsel and litigation risk analysis to businesses operating in Canada.

Where the interests of our clients cannot be achieved through a negotiated or mediated resolution, our litigators are experienced, skillful, intelligent and energetic advocates regardless of the forum. We have successfully represented clients before every level of court, and all types of commissions of inquiry and administrative tribunal.

While our litigators have a broad spectrum of knowledge across industry sectors, we are also able to draw upon the expertise of our colleagues in other sector and practice groups to respond rapidly and seamlessly to our clients’ concerns regardless of the industry. From our offices in six of Canada’s major financial centers, Dentons’ lawyers seamlessly deliver local and national innovative alternative dispute resolution services

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Litigation: General Commercial Department

Dentons Canada LLP

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77 King Street West, Suite 400

Toronto-Dominion Centre

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5K 0A1

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Litigation: General Commercial


Matthew Fleming
Up and Coming
Michael Schafler
Band 5