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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Sonia Bjorkquist

Toronto, Canada Canada Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Litigation: General Commercial , Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) , Litigation: Product Liability
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Litigation: General Commercial - Ontario

Band 4

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National litigation department chair Sonia Bjorkquist is a well-respected practitioner with notable experience handling product liability class actions. Sources comment that she is "very careful and thorough in her research and analysis, and able to provide practical and strategic advice."
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Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) - Nationwide - Canada

Band 4

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Sonia Bjorkquist has notable experience representing clients from the tobacco and medical devices industries in high-profile product liability class actions, with further experience advising on price-fixing disputes. She chairs the firm's national litigation group and is regarded as being on an upwards trajectory by her peers.
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Litigation: Product Liability - Nationwide - Canada

Band 3

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Sonia Bjorkquist is praised by sources for her "strong practice" in product liability litigation, which forms part of her wider disputes practice. Her clients include manufacturers and medical device companies.
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Sonia is Chair of Osler’s National Litigation Department and Past President of the Advocates’ Society. Sonia has extensive experience defending companies in class actions, commercial arbitration and other complex litigation, and advises clients on managing risks and cross-border issues in multi-jurisdictional cases. She defends complex product liability claims across many industry sectors. She litigates business-critical issues related to commercial agreements, construction/infrastructure contracts, directors' duties and shareholder remedies. Sonia is a key contact for Osler’s Class Action Defence Group.

Career

Prior to joining Osler as a lawyer, Sonia clerked for the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Professional Memberships

The Advocates’ Society, Past President

International Association of Defence Counsel (IADC), Member, 2019 Trial Academy Faculty

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Member

Defence Research Institute (DRI) Member

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS) Member, former Executive Committee member

Member of Canadian, American and International Bar Associations

Toronto Lawyers Association Member

Publications

The Oppression Remedy, loose-leaf text

New Frontiers: The Oversight Role of Courts in Common Law Canada, Colloque National sur l’action Collective, Barreau du Quebec, 2017

Personal

Queen’s University, LL.B.

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Sonia Bjorkquist

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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100 King Street West

1 First Canadian Place

Suite 6200, P.O. Box 50

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ON M5X 1B8

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