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Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

A strong presence for dispute resolution in Ontario, with offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and Waterloo. Advises on securities and shareholder disputes, oppression remedies and breach of contract claims. Offers additional expertise in banking and competition litigation, white-collar crime, insolvency and large-scale class actions. Its client base includes technology and electronics businesses, Canadian and US banks and publicly traded companies, as well as high-profile current and former executives.

Strengths

Sources share: "The team has good depth in terms of its ability to marshal the resources necessary to handle large, complex commercial disputes," adding that the "senior litigators have a good understanding of commercial matters and a very thorough knowledge of the commercial litigation process."

Others also think highly of the group, citing its "high-quality legal representation and specialised legal expertise."

Work highlights

Acted for Newterra Group and four of its directors in defence of oppression and breach of statutory obligations claims brought by five shareholders.

Notable practitioners

John Callaghan maintains a strong reputation for his work on commercial litigation, including class actions. He has notable clients in the aviation and private equity industries.

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Overview

Ranked among the strongest litigation teams in Canada, Gowling WLG’s Commercial Litigation Group gets to the heart of your legal issue and delivers practical solutions to your commercial dispute, be it large or small.

As longstanding legal advisers to corporate Canada from public and private companies to startups, national corporations and other market participants we've handled some of the most challenging, high-profile litigation files in recent years, and we know what it takes to get you the best result.

Our experience covers a full range of corporate and commercial disputes, including:

  • Shareholder disputes and oppression
  • Partnership disputes
  • Derivatives litigation
  • Internal investigations
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Negligence
  • Construction liens
  • Breaches of contracts
  • Product liability
  • Medical defence and health law
  • Insurance and professional liability
  • Class actions
  • International arbitration
  • Banking litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Crisis and risk management

Practical, responsive and cost-efficient, members of our team partner with you to develop and execute an effective litigation strategy that results in the best possible outcome for your business.

Whether your issue involves a multijurisdictional class action, bet-the-company litigation, forensic internal investigation or a product liability case, Gowling WLG can provide strategic counsel on any high-stakes commercial matter – both in Canada and internationally.

Litigation: General Commercial Department

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

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1600-1 First Canadian Place

100 King Street West

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5X 1G5

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Litigation: General Commercial


John Callaghan
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