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  • Location:
    Laval, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Defamation and Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Labour and Employment Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Class Action Litigation Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation International Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Labour and Employment Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation International Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice Class Action Litigation Administrative and Public Law Securities Law Legal Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Aboriginal Law Administrative and Public Law Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Defamation and Media Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Information Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Administrative and Public Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Legal Malpractice Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Employee Benefits Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Labour and Employment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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Stanley Fisher QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Stanley Fisher QC

Arbitration Place
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defence Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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David E. Gruber was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David E. Gruber

Bennett Jones LLP
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Director and Officer Liability Practice Appellate Practice Construction Law Legal Malpractice Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Defamation and Media Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Labour and Employment Law Aboriginal Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Energy Regulatory Law Defamation and Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Aviation Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Medical Negligence Corporate and Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Administrative and Public Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Labour and Employment Law Administrative and Public Law Appellate Practice Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Construction Law International Arbitration Director and Officer Liability Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Oil & Gas Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Competition / Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Appellate Practice Securities Law Administrative and Public Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Defamation and Media Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Law Director and Officer Liability Practice International Arbitration Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Class Action Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Aboriginal Law Administrative and Public Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice International Arbitration Construction Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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Simon B. Margolis, Q.C. was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Simon B. Margolis, Q.C.

Cornish Margolis Boyd Mediation & Arbitration
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Aboriginal Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration Alternative Dispute Resolution Environmental Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Class Action Litigation Appellate Practice Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Labour and Employment Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Communications Law Administrative and Public Law Intellectual Property Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Product Liability Law Construction Law Insurance Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation

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Practice Area Definition

Corporate and Commercial Litigation Definition

Commercial litigation is a very broad practice area encompassing all disputes potentially arising in a business context. Consequently, practitioners in this area must have wide-ranging knowledge of both the business world and the myriad legal issues that can arise in that arena.

Commercial disputes may take on various forms, from breach of contract to shareholder disputes. Every litigious situation gives rise to a wide variety of remedies and recourses, such as an action for damages, a motion for an injunction, or a seizure before judgment. Furthermore, depending on their nature, such disputes can fall under the jurisdiction of several courts, each with its own set of rules.

In this challenging environment, commercial litigators must be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each situation and gauge their potential impact. Thorough knowledge of the commercial and operational issues at play will allow the practitioner to propose an appropriate litigation or ADR strategy, perhaps even a business solution.

Commercial litigation has evolved considerably over the years due to several factors, such as the near-universal adoption of information technology by businesses, and the increased complexity of commercial disputes. Add to that a slowing Canadian economy, and it is clear that commercial litigators must be prepared for war but open to peace.

Commercial litigation is a very broad practice area encompassing all disputes potentially arising in a business context. Consequently, practitioners in this area must have wide-ranging knowledge of both the business world and the myriad legal issues that can arise in that arena.

Commercial disputes may take on various forms, from breach of contract to shareholder disputes. Every litigious situation gives rise to a wide variety of remedies and recourses, such as an action for damages, a motion for an injunction, or a seizure before judgment. Furthermore, depending on their nature, such disputes can fall under the jurisdiction of several courts, each with its own set of rules.

In this challenging environment, commercial litigators must be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each situation and gauge their potential impact. Thorough knowledge of the commercial and operational issues at play will allow the practitioner to propose an appropriate litigation or ADR strategy, perhaps even a business solution.

Commercial litigation has evolved considerably over the years due to several factors, such as the near-universal adoption of information technology by businesses, and the increased complexity of commercial disputes. Add to that a slowing Canadian economy, and it is clear that commercial litigators must be prepared for war but open to peace.