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Canada 2023
Nationwide - Canada Litigation: General Commercial
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Provided by Lenczner Slaght

Commercial litigation represents the heart of our practice. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in pursuing complex, high-profile and often highly confidential cases across the spectrum of business-related legal matters.

Our reputation and record of success lead many clients to entrust their most significant litigation to us: we have acted for a broad array of corporate clients in "bet-the-company" cases. Lenczner Slaght litigators take on each new challenge with an exacting attention to detail while setting immediate goals within a larger strategic framework. Our well-honed courtroom skills have won the respect of judges and fellow counsel at all levels of the courts – including the Toronto Commercial List, where many of Canada's most complex commercial cases are heard.

A significant part of our work has cross-border and international elements. We have relationships with leading firms in every jurisdiction.

As a firm devoted exclusively to litigation, Lenczner Slaght taps into a deep reserve of relevant expertise across diverse practice areas and industries. Whether a dispute concerns a complex financial instrument, a failed construction project or a successful mining venture, our lawyers understand the nuances and leverage their specialized knowledge to clients' advantage.

Chambers Review

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Litigation: General Commercial - Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for

This firm is one of the country's foremost litigation boutique practices, and demonstrates significant national reach from its Toronto base. Lenczner Slaght is particularly known for its extensive skills in trial and appellate proceedings at all levels of the courts in Canada. It remains a popular choice for a wide array of clients, from multinational companies to public entities and professional regulators. The team is regularly engaged in multi-jurisdictional files relating to breach of contract, consumer protection, corporate fraud and securities. Other areas of expertise for the group include restructuring and insolvency, class action proceedings and professional services defence.

Notable practitioners

Monique Jilesen and Eli Lederman are key contacts for the litigation practice.

Work Highlights

Provided by Lenczner Slaght
  • A Lenczner Slaght team led by Peter Griffin acted for Investment Management Corporation of Ontario in a claim concerning allegations of breach of contract, rectification, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation and unjust enrichment claim against Plenary Canada.