Kent Thomson is the Head of the firm's Litigation practice in Toronto, and has been recognized repeatedly as one of Canada's leading litigation counsel. He practises complex, high-stakes litigation involving a wide range of areas, and has appeared at all levels of the trial and appellate courts in Ontario on many occasions. These include the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared on many occasions in the Federal Court of Canada and before the courts of a number of other provinces, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec and Nova Scotia. Kent has acted as lead counsel in a number of precedent-setting cases in the areas of oppression, plans of arrangement, class actions, securities law, tort law, competition law, tax law, voting law and defamation. A number of these cases have been decided by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Kent also appears frequently as lead counsel before a number of tribunals in Canada, including the Ontario Securities Commission and the Competition Tribunal.
Kent has also represented numerous parties in complex domestic and international arbitrations conducted pursuant to the applicable Rules of the American Arbitration Association, the I.C.C., C.P.R., the London Court of International Arbitration and UNCITRAL. These arbitrations have been conducted throughout Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe, Australia and Africa.
Kent's full bio is available here.