Global Canada Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
1Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLPDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 1 |The law firm provides best-in-class advice to Canadian and foreign clients and is regarded as a market leader for disputes work. The law firm is often called upon in relation to class action and product liability cases involving Canadian and foreign entities, often with directly related or parallel proceedings in the USA. The law firm also offers clients experience of cross-border securities and corporate litigation, which is frequently called upon by major clients who work closely with its stellar banking practice. The disputes teams also represent clients in arbitration and litigation on international cases – partnering with other firms – on issues involving clients’ global assets and investments, often on behalf of energy, mining and investor clientele. 1McCarthy Tétrault LLPDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 1 |The law firm provides clients with strong groups of specialist contentious lawyers well versed in international work. Its contentious teams often represent Canadian energy and resources clients in relation to international projects and assets, and are frequently called upon for disputes arising in Africa and Latin America. Its teams often provide local guidance for US and global energy companies on Canadian issues, including class actions and product liability litigation with multi-jurisdictional implications. The law firm also provides top-tier competition litigators, assisting foreign and domestic clients with regard to inbound investment.
2Bennett Jones LLPDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 2 |The law firm offers a broad suite of services in disputes, including high-performing and globally oriented practices in arbitration and international trade. The law firm has a strong track record representing clients in international arbitration – including at major ICC centres – with an emphasis on energy and construction disputes, often involving Middle Eastern entities. The US presence provides the firm with opportunities to partner with US firms as Canadian counsel on major class action and litigation defence work. A highly regarded competition group on the contentious side assists clients with investments into Canada, and the firm provides additional expertise acting on customs and trade disputes. 2Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLPDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 2 |The law firm’s Canadian and foreign clients benefit from a depth of resources in contentious areas. It frequently advises on cross-border commercial and securities litigation – often in liaison with US firms – for corporate financial services providers. Teams are called upon to assist with Canadian aspects of large cross-border class actions and cases with multi-jurisdictional parallel proceedings. Its disputes group provides assistance to an international clientele in relation to Canadian enforcement of global arbitration, and it also offers a highly regarded group of competition litigators, capable of handling cross-border price fixing and cartel investigations. 2Norton Rose FulbrightDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 2 |The law firm combines its Canadian operations with a wider international network that provides an impressive global reach across many key and emerging markets. Norton Rose Fulbright offers full-service capabilities and boots on the ground across Canadian provinces, and clients receive well-resourced and full support throughout their interactions with the firm. Its Canadian teams perform strongly in international energy and resources projects and transactions, and regularly link up with industry specialists within the firm globally. Contentious teams also provide solid cross-border capabilities and offer multi-jurisdictional support. 2Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLPDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 2 |Across Canadian locations, the law firm offers broad contentious capabilities centred on serving its corporate client base. Its teams are well versed in energy disputes relating to foreign clients’ assets and operations in Canada, as well as in representing Canadian oil and gas clients in international disputes and arbitration relating to foreign-held assets and projects. The class action and product liability groups also display proficiency in cross-border matters, often acting for companies in the pharmaceutical industry on the Canadian aspects of multi-jurisdictional cases. Aided by its New York presence, the law firm is well positioned for commercial litigation including in relation to securities and tax. 2Stikeman Elliott LLPDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 2 |Stikeman Elliott is a high-performing independent Canadian law firm providing clients with high-end deal expertise, solid disputes practitioners and industry experts in teams across Canada. The law firm is widely viewed as one of Canada’s leading firms for global work, offering strong cross-border experience and capabilities including specialist expertise in complex and high-value transactions. The law firm’s strong global focus is reflected by its offices in New York (not practising US law), London and Sydney, which are supplemented by its partner network of local counsel. 2Torys LLPDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 2 |Torys is a distinguished Toronto law firm with a top-tier client base including major Canadian corporates, pension funds, asset managers and financial institutions. The bulk of its resources are located within its Toronto base, supplemented by a highly regarded Calgary team providing strong transactional capabilities, particularly in the energy sector. The law firm has a well-established office in New York – offering US law capabilities – to facilitate US-Canada deals and keep in touch with US markets. The law firm also capably partners with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions to provide a cross-border service.
3Borden Ladner Gervais LLPDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 3 |Borden Ladner Gervais is a Toronto-headquartered law firm with offices across provinces, as well as a consultation office in Beijing with an emphasis on litigation and arbitration. The law firm has a network of partner firms that it closely works with to support clients' multi-jurisdictional needs. It has a broad skill set across contentious areas and its teams are well versed in handling international cases and working with foreign clients. The law firm provides strength and depth in cross-border cases and is called upon regarding investment into Canada as well as international trade work, including customs and NAFTA disputes. The group’s arbitration team is highly focused on advising on international files, and adeptly handles cases involving various global jurisdictions across industry sectors 3FaskenDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 3 |Fasken offers a market-leading mining group and a full service across key contentious and transactional areas, with highly regarded specialists teams stationed across Canada. The bulk of its resources operate out of Toronto, where it provides strong deal teams, particularly in banking and finance. A major part of its cross-border expertise involves the USA, where it regularly works with clients investing into Canada, in partnership with US firms. Another key component of the law firm`s international work springs from its stellar mining and natural resources practice, which extends to offices in London and Johannesburg to provide a global platform to help service Canadian and global clients on their operations around the world. 3Lenczner SlaghtDisputes (International & Cross-Border)2023 | Band 3 |As an independent litigation boutique, Lenczner Slaght provides specialist expertise in class actions, commercial disputes and arbitration. It displays great proficiency in appellate matters and regularly represents clients in proceedings at all levels of the court hierarchy. The law firm’s practitioners are well versed in cross-border securities litigation, frequently handling disputes in the financial services space. It also counts large mining, pharmaceutical and technology companies among its client base, capably handling cases for Canadian and US listed companies.