Markus Kremer is a partner practising in the Toronto office. Markus was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1999, after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to obtaining his law degree, he graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA (Honours) in Political Science and French, having spent a year at the University of Mannheim, in Germany. He is fluent in English, French and German.
Areas of Practice
- Public law, including constitutional, administrative and pension litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Class Action Litigation
- Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Employee Benefits Law)
- Markus has appeared as counsel before all levels of the Courts in Ontario, before the Supreme Court of Canada, and before the Financial Services Tribunal.
- Representative clients and cases from recent years include:
- Monsanto Canada : Counsel to Monsanto at Supreme Court of Canada and all levels of court below. Monsanto is the leading pension case regarding distribution of actuarial surplus on the partial wind up of a pension plan and was rated the Top Business Litigation Decision of 2004 by Lexpert.
- Bank of Canada : Counsel for the Bank in a class action relating to administrative expenses in its pension plan.
- Bank of Nova Scotia : Counsel for the Bank in a class action relating to the use of VISA cards for foreign exchange transactions.
- Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board: Represented the Board before the Financial Services Tribunal and in Divisional Court on issues relating to the division of pensions on marriage breakdown under the Pension Benefits Act.
- BICC Cables: Represented the company before the Financial Services Tribunal and in Divisional Court with respect to consent benefits in a pension plan.