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McMillan LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Wins recognition for its representation in matters relating to corporate governance, consumer protection and securities. The team's broad litigation experience also encompasses insolvency, product liability, competition and professional negligence cases. Expertise cuts across sectors, including energy and natural resources, automotive, pharmaceuticals and construction. Also represents high-profile individuals such as former company officers. Has experience reaching resolutions through trial advocacy as well as early negotiated settlements and ADR.

Strengths

One client described the team as "responsive and strategic, with business-oriented legal solutions," adding: "We have been extremely pleased with the level of service, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes for our company."

Work highlights

Represented Catalyst Capital Group in opposition to the application by Hudson's Bay to privatise the company at CAD10.30 per share.

Notable practitioners

Commentators endorse David Kent as a "highly accomplished and superb litigator." One enthused: "He focuses on the main issues and doesn't get caught up in tactical distractions." He is national co-chair of the firm's disputes practice and has a wealth of commercial litigation experience.

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Overview

McMillan’s Litigation Group is one of Canada’s leading domestic and cross-border corporate commercial litigation firms. We handle the entire spectrum of commercial cases, from injunctive proceedings to class actions, from jurisdictional disputes to environmental and regulatory matters, and from shareholder disputes to product liability matters. Our lawyers are recognized for their creativity and effectiveness in bringing disputes to a satisfactory conclusions, both inside and outside the courts. We act for clients in the most prevalent and prominent industries including burgeoning industries that are on the cutting edge.  Our clients come from industries such as: Mining, Forestry, Technology, Financial Services and Financial Institutions, Consumer Products, Gaming and Medicinal Marijuana. And with specialists in key areas such as competition, intellectual property, real estate, securities and other areas, McMillan’s Litigation Group always strives to deliver a complete solution – no matter the nature of your corporate or commercial disputes. We always assess risk and opportunities before advising clients and understand that litigation is not always the preferred option. We help clients pursue a full range of resolution avenues including early negotiated settlements and alternative dispute resolution methods. If we proceed to court, however, we are equally recognized for our ability to vigorously advance our clients’ commercial interests.

Litigation: General Commercial Department

McMillan LLP

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Department location

Brookfield Place

181 Bay Street

Suite 4400

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5J 2T3

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Litigation: General Commercial


David W Kent
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