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McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

McCarthy Tétrault is a trusted brand in Canada with a respectable BC litigation practice. The firm demonstrates the capacity to handle complex commercial and corporate disputes, with notable clients in a diverse range of industries, including mining, financial services and energy, as well as a growing roster in the technology sector. The team in Vancouver features experts in appellate, insurance and administrative litigation, and maintains a strong class action practice, often providing clients inter-provincial support via its office network.

Strengths

"McCarthy Tétrault has the horsepower to effectively handle the largest and most complex litigation," said one source, also describing the firm as "well placed to manage cross-border disputes."

Another praised the firm's "excellent team" of "consummate professionals," and added: "Their availability and responsiveness are key strengths."

Work highlights

A team led by Michael Feder represented the former CEO of Eastern Platinum, Ian Rozier, in breach of fiduciary duty and negligence claims brought against him and other former officers and directors of the company.

Notable practitioners

Based out of the firm's Vancouver office, Alexandra Cocks has a growing litigation practice, representing notable clients in the mining, aerospace and technology sectors. Her disputes experience covers a range of commercial contexts, including breach of contract and negligence claims, as well as M&A and joint venture litigation.
"She is a hard worker and an up-and-coming lawyer." "Alexandra Cocks is a great communicator, providing sound advice and a willingness to think creatively."

Jill Yates is based in Vancouver where she regularly represents financial institutions and industrial clients in complex class actions and commercial litigation. She has notable experience defending clients in fraud and conspiracy-related cases.
"Jill Yates is a very strong advocate for her clients."

Vancouver-based Michael Feder QC represents an enviable list of clients in corporate and commercial dispute resolution. His experience includes regulatory and contractual disputes as well as class action litigation.
"Michael Feder is the first person I call if I am in need of litigation expertise. He is bright and provides practical legal advice." "Michael Feder is terrific on his feet, both as an appellate lawyer and in a trial. He also has a lot of Supreme Court experience."

Vancouver-based Miranda Lam is recognised for her deep knowledge of corporate litigation, with standout files involving securities, shareholder and insolvency disputes, as well as contested and failed M&A cases. Her clients hail from a range of sectors, including mining, technology and manufacturing.
"She understood my goals, devised a plan with her team and executed it to deliver the result I needed." "Miranda Lam is skilled at taking a holistic view of a problem and helping stakeholders look at all sides of an issue."

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Overview

McCarthy Tétrault is Canada's premier corporate commercial litigation law firm, with more experience in domestic and cross-border dispute resolution, both in and out of the courtroom, than any other Canadian law firm. As the nation's pre-eminent litigation firm for over 150 years, we have top-ranked practitioners in every region across the country. Our litigators have earned their top-ranked reputations with successive victories in corporate commercial litigation, including many of the most significant cases in Canada.

Whether the dispute involves commercial agreements, contracts, transactions, relationships, compliance matters or allegations of negligence, McCarthy Tétrault litigators will ensure that they completely understand their clients’ goals and priorities. Once they are identified, we work closely with our clients to execute the most efficient strategy to assist them in reaching their goals.

We have a deep level of experience in the full range of legal strategies. We will consider all forms of resolution where appropriate. These might include efficient early negotiated settlement, the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques or the use of the persuasive power of the court process.

Litigation: General Commercial

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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Suite 2400, 745 Thurlow Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6E 0C5

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British Columbia

Litigation: General Commercial


Alexandra Cocks
Up and Coming
Michael A. Feder QC
Band 2
Miranda Lam
Band 4