Lisa C. Munro - Lerners LLP

Lisa C. Munro

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 416-601-2360

Lisa Munro practises commercial litigation in Toronto, with an emphasis on complex business law, shareholder disputes, banking, commercial arbitrations, securities investment dealer and financial advisor negligence and discipline, directors' and officers' liability, transnational law, enforcement of foreign judgments and Letters Rogatory, accountants and auditors liability and class action litigation. Since 2007 she has been a member of the firm's Executive Committee. 

Lisa completed the Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop in 1997.

University of Western OntarioLL.B 1992
Toronto Commercial Arbitration SocietyToronto Lawyers AssociationThe Advocates' SocietyOntario Bar AssociationGreater Toronto Scout Foundation


Mid-sized accounting firm, 2014. Acting for a mid-sized accounting firm of accountants defending an action by a bank, which was a creditor of a now bankrupt corporation seeking millions of dollars in damages and alleging that the accounting firm was negligent in the performance of its audit of that corporation.

Re Hollinger Inc., 2011 ONSC 1205; 2011 ONCA 579; and 2012 ONSC 5107. Co-counsel for one of interested parties who opposed a sealing/confidentiality order which prohibited disclosure of certain terms of settlement on the basis that disclosure was required to allow him to make submissions on whether court should approve settlement as fair and reasonable to all interested parties.

Kingspan Insulated Panels Ltd. v. Brantford (City), 2010 ONSC 4610; leave refused, 2011 ONSC 265. Counsel for defendant who brought motion for summary judgment dismissing claims arising out of aboriginal protests on property following purchase and sale transaction.

Steven Drover et al v. Argus Corporation et al. Court file No. 04-CV-028645 (unreported, July, 2009). Counsel for defendant in class action brought against former directors and officers of Hollinger related companies.

Conrad Black v Richard C. Breeden et al, [2009] O.J. No. 1292 (S.C.J.); appeal denied 2010 ONCA 547; leave granted [2010] SCCA 387. Co-counsel for plaintiff in a defamation action, responding to motion and appeal challenging the jurisdiction of the Ontario courts.

ATB Financial v Metcalfe & Mansfield Alternative Investments II Corp. [2008] O.J. No. 2265; aff'd 2008 CarswellOnt 4811 (C.A.). Counsel for investors in asset- backed commercial paper restructuring.

Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. v Conrad Black, 2007 CarswellOnt 3912 (S.C.J.). Co-counsel for defendant opposing Mareva injunction to freeze his assets.

Re Ravelston Corp., 2007 CarswellOnt 755 and 661 (S.C.J.). Co-counsel for a party with an interest in these bankruptcy proceedings, who opposed the corporation's guilty plea to U.S. fraud charges.

Royal Bank of Canada v. Société Générale (Canada) et al, [2005] O.J. No. 4950 (S.C.J.); leave to appeal granted, [2006] O.J. No. 749 (Div. Ct.); appeal granted 2006 CarswellOnt 8091 (C.A.). Co-counsel for plaintiff in responding to summary judgment motions brought by defendants in action for losses in excess of $90 million as a result of one of the largest and most protracted frauds in Canadian banking history perpetrated against defendant financial institutions.

Hollinger International Inc. v. Hollinger Inc., [2004] O.J. No. 3464 (S.C.J.). Decision denying anti-suit injunction brought against plaintiff and granting stay of counterclaim on the basis that the matters in issue are more properly to be determined in ongoing litigation in the United States.

Royal Trust Corp. v. Fisherman (2001), 55 O.R. (3d) 794 (C.A.). Co-counsel for the plaintiffs in a class action for misrepresentation pursuant to s. 130 of the Ontario Securities Act brought by shareholders of YBM Magnex International, Inc., who purchased their shares pursuant to a prospectus and suffered a loss. Motion to determine whether report prepared by YBM’s receiver analyzing causes of action was protected from disclosure to others by common interest privilege. Decision and order granting certification and approving terms of settlement in first major securities class action settlement in Canada at [2002] O.J. No. 1855 (S.C.J.).

Royal Trust Corp. v. Fisherman (2000), 49 O.R. (3d) 187 (S.C.J.); leave refused, [2000] O.J. No. 4245 (Div. Ct.). Represented plaintiffs in responding to a motion brought by defendant for a stay of the action on grounds that his rights to a fair criminal trial in the United States under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution would be prejudiced by Ontario civil proceedings.

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Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Corporate and Commercial Litigation