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Litigation: General Commercial

5 ranked lawyersBand 1British ColumbiaCanada 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Fasken houses a premier dispute resolution practice in BC that is recognised for its ability to handle a wide range of contentious matters. Its client roster consists of a number of prestigious names, including companies in the natural resources, consumer technology, transportation, construction and financial services industries. The Vancouver-based team offers expertise across a myriad of commercial disputes, including securities, competition and shareholder litigation. The team has additional proficiency in ADR, public law and white-collar crime, impressing for its skilled representation of individual clients. The firm also features a robust class actions practice, often working in collaboration with its other national offices.

Strengths

One client praised Fasken's "excellent performance," commending the group's ability "to see the big picture across multiple complex claims and devise effective strategies to litigate at scale."

Other clients describe the team as "easy to work with, thorough and efficient," with one noting its "strong technical capabilities and responsiveness" as areas of strength.

Work highlights

A cross-provincial team from Fasken acted for Google on a nationwide class action amid breach of privacy allegations, with the firm representing the company in BC, Ontario and Québec.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Nathanson's Vancouver dispute resolution practice includes a broad array of commercial litigation and arbitration involving public law and business human rights. He also impresses for his experience in multi-jurisdictional disputes.
"Andrew Nathanson is a great communicator. I feel like I have a real advantage with him leading the way. " "He is an excellent lawyer, I would highly recommend him."

Brook Greenberg is based in Vancouver and is particularly noted for his skilled handling of regulatory and construction disputes for energy and mining companies. He has additional strength in commercial litigation arising from the banking sector.
"Brook Greenberg has excellent client management skills; he is very responsive and provides great advice." "He is a really strategic adviser and a phenomenal lawyer."

Vancouver-based Gavin Cameron is increasingly known for his commercial litigation practice. He acts on shareholder remedies, contractual disputes and professional negligence proceedings, as well as criminal investigations.

Vancouver-based Geoffrey Cowper QC frequently represents major multinational organisations in commercial disputes at both provincial and federal levels, and offers additional skill in class action defence.
"Geoffrey Cowper is unquestionably one of the top lawyers in both BC and Canada."

Vancouver-based Tracey Cohen QC is respected for her handling of a broad array of corporate and commercial disputes across Canada. She has experience in both arbitration and litigious settings.
"Tracey Cohen is a highly experienced litigator who is able to quickly understand a client's strategic priorities and risk tolerance. She provides swift, practical advice, and is always on top of the most recent developments in applicable jurisprudence." "She is able to think creatively, both in pre-trial preparation and on her feet in court, to implement an effective strategy."

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Overview

Your goals will drive the strategy used to respond to your dispute. Clients rely on us to resolve business disputes relating to contracts, commercial insurance, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence and many other issues. We’ll match your goals with the resources necessary to achieve them. This includes using powerful technology fore-discovery, task management and risk modeling, which lowers cost and enables speed at the critical early stages of litigation.

Litigation: General Commercial

Fasken

firm
Location

2900-550 Burrard Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

BC V6C 0A3

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

British Columbia

Litigation: General Commercial


Andrew I Nathanson
Band 3
Brook Greenberg QC
Band 4
Gavin Cameron
Up and Coming
Geoffrey Cowper QC
Band 1
Tracey M Cohen QC
Band 2