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Orestes Pasparakis

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Litigation and disputes, restructuring and insolvency


Orestes Pasparakis is co-chair of our Canadian special situations team, which encompasses Canada’s leading shareholder activist practice, sophisticated securities litigation and complex reorganization transactions. Mr. Pasparakis has led and won some of Canada's most contentious and complex corporate disputes.

Mr. Pasparakis focuses on high-stakes disputes that often proceed in “real time” or on an urgent basis. His approach is practical and results-oriented. Many of his cases are international, involving cross-border issues.

Mr. Pasparakis has specific experience with complex commercial litigation, financial restructurings, insolvency proceedings, injunctions and patent disputes. Details of his experience are found under “representative experience.” Mr. Pasparakis is widely regarded as one of Canada’s leading experts in proxy contests.

Mr. Pasparakis has appeared as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada and courts at all levels in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick and the federal courts, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Competition Tribunal and the Tax Court of Canada, as well as numerous arbitral and other administrative tribunals.