Frank Walwyn - WeirFoulds LLP

Frank Walwyn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 416-947-5052

Frank is repeatedly named as one of Canada's top lawyers in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation in The Best Lawyers in Canada. Frank recently completed a three year appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education while maintaining his litigation practice.

Frank is frequently consulted and appears as counsel on complex multi-jurisdiction litigation matters. He is licensed to practise law in Canada, and is also a member of the bars of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Dominica, Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis. The cases Frank has litigated range from multi-jurisdictional corporate disputes involving shareholder rights and director's duties, to commercial disputes, to complex trusts and estates litigation, frequently involving assets in foreign jurisdictions. Many of the cases in which Frank is involved have led to important or precedent-setting judgments, including judgments in the areas of venue selection, constitutional rights and freedoms, the court's jurisdiction to grant relief involving foreign elements, and electronic discovery.

Recently, Frank was retained to represent a minority shareholder of a Nevis LLC worth over US$500 million with respect to a claim for relief from unfair prejudice in hard-fought litigation in Nevis and the Commercial Division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in BVI, and in contemporaneous related actions in Belize and the US.

Frank is an active member of many legal and community boards and initiatives. He is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and a current member of its Advisory Board, a member of the International Training Committee of The Advocates' Society, a member of the Judicial Appointments Committees for appointments to both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Greater Toronto Area and the Ontario Provincial Court. Frank is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for Queen's University Faculty of Law and Ryerson University's The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. Frank has held various committee positions in the firm, including several years as a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Frank is also a sought after speaker in Canada, the US and the Caribbean on legal topics, in particular on e-discovery and document retention issues arising in litigation and business, and is frequently quoted in the legal press and general media in these and other areas.

Frank's contributions to the legal profession and to the community have been formally acknowledged on many occasions, including: the Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by Command of Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of his contributions to Canada; The Law Society of Upper Canada's Lincoln Alexander Award in recognition of his commitment to the public and its well-being through community service; Alumni Achievement Award from Ryerson University awarded to Ryerson graduates who have excelled in their careers and have made a significant contribution to their profession and community; and the Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award from The University of the West Indies given to individuals of Caribbean heritage who are "rising stars" in Canada.

University of TorontoRyerson UniversityQueen's UniversityThe Eugene Dupuch Law School, Nassau
Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel Association of Black Law EnforcersOrganization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar AssociationsSt. Kitts and Nevis Bar AssociationNational Bar Association (USA)Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales Ontario Bar AssociationCanadian Bar AssociationCanadian Association of Black LawyersThe Advocates' SocietyThe Law Society of Upper CanadaAmerican College of Trial Lawyers

Office Location

66 Wellington Street West, Suite 4100
TD Bank Tower
P.O. Box 35
Toronto, ON M5K 1B7

Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Litigation