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Fasken

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Assists clients from the transportation, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors with a range of different matters including commercial disputes, securities litigation and white-collar defence. Particularly recognised for its handling of high-profile professional liability disputes. Holds notable ability in resolving cases through summary judgment motions. The firm operates an active Ottawa litigation practice with significant experience of competition and procurement matters. It also offers robust class action expertise.

Strengths

Interviewees praise the group's service: "The client service is outstanding," going on to state: "They offer great value for money, and are exceedingly responsive, courteous and prompt with deliverables. The quality of the work is excellent."

Another source cited the firm for its "high levels of expertise, responsiveness and efficacy," concluding: "For a serious regulatory problem, there are few other firms I would consider."

Work highlights

Acted for the Special Committee of Independent Directors of Aphria in defence of a hostile takeover bid by Green Growth Brands. This is particularly notable as the client experienced a short selling attack preceding the takeover bid which resulted in a 50% decline in its share price.

Notable practitioners

Sources commend Brad Moore as "very smart, knowledgeable and extremely diligent." Others highlight his "practical approach" and "incredible work ethic." He advises clients on contested takeover and misrepresentation disputes.

Sources describe David Hausman as one of the "pre-eminent securities lawyers in Canada," citing his "fantastic subject matter knowledge." Others highlight him as a "go-to counsel for innovative, creative and strategic solutions." He has extensive experience advising on insider trading cases, securities class actions, disputes stemming from failed transactions and OSC investigations.

Market commentators describe Gerald Ranking as "energetic, outgoing, innovative, and very experienced." He is well positioned to act for clients in the financial services industry, and demonstrates particular proficiency in audit negligence claims.

Robert Harrison is a seasoned litigator with a wealth of experience advocating in the commercial arena. One client enthused: "Bob is a master at his trade and extremely skilled at the art of cross-examination," concluding: "He quite simply comes to court more organised and more prepared than his opposition."

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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 Department

Fasken

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Department location

Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street

Bay Adelaide Centre, Box 20

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5H 2T6

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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.

Ontario

Litigation: General Commercial


Gerald (“Gerry”) L.R. Ranking
Band 4
Robert Harrison
Band 4

Litigation: Securities


Brad Moore
Up and Coming
David A Hausman
Band 1