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Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

Litigation

4 ranked lawyersBand 1British ColumbiaCanada 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Top-tier dispute resolution practice recognised for its ability to handle a wide range of contentious matters in BC. Its client roster consists of a number of prestigious names, including companies in the natural resources, consumer technology, transportation, construction and financial services industries. Offers significant expertise in commercial, securities and shareholder disputes, with additional proficiency in competition litigation, appellate proceedings, white-collar crime, professional negligence and class actions.

Strengths

Interviewees consider the firm to be among "British Columbia's finest," saying: "They are highly professional as well as being exceptional advocates."

"The biggest strength of the firm is that they are collaborative," noted a market source, further commenting: "They work together in the best interests of their clients."

Work highlights

Represented Great Canadian Gaming in its claim to recover a disputed marketing fee of CAD35 million, collected by BCLC.

Notable practitioners

Irwin Nathanson QC is a prestigious litigator widely regarded to be at "the top of the game" in BC, with extensive experience across the full range of contentious commercial proceedings. He represents domestic and international clients before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Sources refer to James MacInnis as "exceptional civil counsel," additionally noting his "tenacious and very client-focused"approach to commercial litigation and appellate proceedings. He frequently advises on construction and franchising disputes as well as contentious bankruptcy and securities proceedings.

Randall Hordo QC is experienced in handling commercial litigation, class actions and securities matters, with noted strength in product liability and personal injury cases. "He is super smart and experienced," said one impressed client, adding: "He is very strategic."

Stephen Schachter QC offers an impressive range of experience across commercial litigation, handling disputes across securities, professional negligence, pensions and competition law. He is a skilled trial lawyer with additional strength in appellate proceedings.

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British Columbia

Litigation: General Commercial


Irwin G Nathanson QC
Band 1
James C MacInnis QC
Band 3
R J Randall Hordo QC
Band 3
Stephen R Schachter QC
Band 2