David T. Neave - DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

David T. Neave

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 604-643-2961

David Neave is a partner in the firm's Vancouver office. He practises complex competition-restraint of trade litigation, corporate commercial litigation and criminal law, including defending white collar crime offences. He has extensive experience in defending class proceedings and has acted in more than 28 class actions brought in a wide range of areas including competition/restraint of trade, products liability, securities and banking.

Before joining DLA Piper (Canada) LLP David enjoyed a 20-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). As part of its commercial crime section for 11 years, he conducted stock market manipulation investigations and a variety of complex fraud and theft investigations. Just before leaving the RCMP, he acted as in-house counsel to the senior management of the RCMP in British Columbia. 

David is acting or has recently acted for: 

  • International manufacturers of computer chips in class actions in which conspiracy and anti-trust allegations were alleged
  • International manufacturers of electrical components in class actions in which conspiracy and price fixing allegations were alleged
  • An international manufacturer of food products in a class action in which conspiracy and price fixing allegations were alleged
  • An international automobile manufacturer in a class action in which breaches of consumer protection law were alleged
  • Three international airlines in separate class actions in which breaches of consumer protection law were alleged
  • International manufacturers of various auto-parts in class actions in which anti-trust allegations were alleged
  • International pharmaceutical companies in class action in which products liability claims were alleged with respect to a number of prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • International medical device manufacturers in products liability class actions cases pertaining to heart valves, pacemakers, breast implants and dermal fillers
  • An international accounting firm in a class action in which allegations of a breaches of the Ontario Securities Act were alleged
  • Various financial institutions pertaining to credit card charges and criminal interest allegations
  • A securities brokerage in various actions pertaining to marketing of securities and investment suitability
  • A securities brokerage in an action to enforce a C$40-million default judgment
  • An international bank to obtain a worldwide mareva injunction for over C$125-million
  • Individuals charged with securities offences, including insider trading

 

Office Location

Suite 2800, Park Place
666 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2Z7
Canada


Practice Areas

Class Action Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Litigation