Pape Chaudhury LLP

Litigation: General Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Litigation boutique that is highly regarded for its strength in appellate work. The firm also operates an active trial practice and is often sought after for its experience of complex commercial litigation and class action proceedings. It acts for both plaintiffs and defendants, representing private individuals, businesses and institutions. Notable recent success in cases in which it has been retained at appellate stage.

Strengths Sources speak highly of the group: "They can identify the key issues in a litigious matter and see the path to the best results for their clients. They both have exceptional advocacy skills as they know how to frame their clients' cases in a way that best captures the claims or defences and provide solutions that are understandable and actionable to the court."

Other clients report: "Their drafting is superb, as is their performance in the courtroom," adding that "they understand your problem and always add value."

Notable practitioners

Paul Pape maintains a strong reputation at the Ontario Bar for his handling of commercial, professional negligence, securities and wider class action disputes. He is additionally renowned for his appellate practice. Sources describe him as a "pragmatic and thoughtful, results-oriented barrister."

One source described Shantona Chaudhury as "one of the best young lawyers with whom I have ever had contact," while others report that she is "a brilliant legal analyst." Her practice is focused on commercial, civil and administrative appellate disputes.