Stikeman Elliott LLP

Litigation: General Commercial Department

British Columbia
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What the team is known for Well-reputed national firm with solid dispute resolution capabilities in BC. Offers in-depth knowledge of the natural resources, financial services, technology and transportation sectors, and is often engaged in commercial, securities and fraud matters. Has additional strength in class action defence, as well as notable experience of insurance, construction and product liability litigation. Offers clients an effective cross-border platform in Western Canada through collaboration with its Alberta office.

Strengths One source said: "The team delivers high-quality legal services in a co-ordinated and effective way. I am confident my file is in good hands that are working hard and smart to get the best outcome."

Interviewees enjoy working with the firm's "very qualified, capable and responsive" litigators.

Work highlights Defended Veolia Water Technologies in a CAD500 million dispute with K+S Potash Canada and Aecon Mining Construction Services concerning the alleged failure of several crystalliser vessels manufactured by the client.

Notable practitioners

David Brown is a "go-to for difficult and challenging litigation" for many clients. Focusing principally on commercial disputes, his practice spans shareholder disputes, product lability, class action suits and insolvency. One source commented: "He has a great sense of how to manage and satisfy a client."