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  • Location:
    Laval, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Defamation and Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation 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:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Construction Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • 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:
    Insurance Law Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Natural Resources Law Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Oil & Gas Law
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:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Medical Negligence Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • 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
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:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Class Action Litigation International Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action 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:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice Securities Law
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 International Arbitration 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 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:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Class Action Litigation Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Securities Law Legal Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Medical Negligence Health Care Law Administrative and Public 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:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Defamation and Media Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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:
    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:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising and Marketing Law Privacy and Data Security Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation International Arbitration Class Action Litigation
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:
    Class Action Litigation Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Construction Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Law 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:
    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:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Administrative and Public Law Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation 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:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution
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:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law International Arbitration Director and Officer Liability Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Natural Resources Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Aboriginal Law Administrative and Public Law Appellate Practice International Arbitration
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 Construction Law Insurance Law Director and Officer Liability Practice
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:
    Franchise Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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 Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
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:
    Construction Law Appellate Practice Alternative Dispute Resolution Director and Officer Liability Practice 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:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Labour and Employment Law Aboriginal Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation 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 Alternative Dispute Resolution Product Liability Law
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:
    Personal Injury Litigation Aviation Law 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 Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial 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 Legal Malpractice Law Administrative and Public Law Medical Negligence Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Labour and Employment Law Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution
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:
    Construction Law International Arbitration Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law Insurance Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation International Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Energy Law Appellate Practice Oil & Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Competition / Antitrust Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 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:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law 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:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation 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:
    Aboriginal Law Administrative and Public Law Legal Malpractice Law Class Action Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Construction Law Insurance Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Director and Officer Liability Practice International Arbitration Corporate and Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution

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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.