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Canada Guide

Dispute Resolution — British Columbia

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department
- 33 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-tier dispute resolution practice recognised for its ability to handle a wide range of contentious matters in British Columbia. Its client roster comprises a number of prestigious names, including companies in the mining, construction and financial services industries. Offers significant expertise in commercial, insurance and environmental litigation, with additional proficiency in arbitration, class actions and constitutional law.  

Strengths 

"We had an exceptionally good experience. I have never had a better experience working with a legal team."

Work highlights Acted for Canadian Pacific Railway on a dispute with the City of Vancouver concerning the Arbutus Line.

Advised Barry Shantz and the Yukon Drug War Survivors on a pro bono basis in relation to a Charter case concerning the rights of homeless people to sleep in public spaces.

Significant clients BC Hydro, Epcor Utilities, Yukon Zinc, Deloitte & Touche, Swiss Re.

Notable practitioners  

Chair of the regional commercial litigation group at the firm, Mark Andrews QC is known for advising clients on fraud and securities matters. Sources say he is "an excellent lawyer" who is "very easy to deal with." Andrews acted for CP on its dispute with the City of Vancouver.

Geoffrey Cowper QC is a "very well-known appellate counsel" who is regarded by interviewees as "unquestionably one of the top lawyers in BC." He continues to defend Microsoft in a competition class action brought by indirect purchasers of PC software.

Andrew Nathanson is acknowledged for his work in commercial litigation, and has notable experience in matters involving white-collar crime. He has also advised on constitutional cases involving claims of international human rights violations.

Emphatically described by one client as "nothing short of a genius," Tracey Cohen is recognised for her work on corporate/commercial disputes. One interviewee enthused: "She is very bright, understands the nuances of the law very well and makes sound recommendations based on the risk. She is a good strategist who is also very strong in developing relationships."

Simon Coval is widely recognised for his impressive track record in commercial litigation, with significant expertise in real estate matters. Market commentators describe him as a "really good lawyer and a very smart guy." In highlights, he advised Imperial Parking Canada on a breach of fiduciary duty claim brought against its former CEO.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Canada guide

What the team is known for Distinguished boutique firm with a dedicated team of advocates specialising in commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution and class action defence. Offers substantial expertise in the forestry sector, and has a notable track record of administrative law and litigation. Advises significant clients from both the public and private sectors. 

Strengths

"They have an excellent reputation." 

Notable practitioners  

Kenneth McEwan QC has an excellent reputation among his peers, who say he is "tough, smart and works hard." He is singled out by the market for his work in complex commercial litigation and class action disputes. One source said: "He is one of the top guys in the province." 

Described as a "fantastic" practitioner in this market, Michael Stephens offers impressive contentious expertise in the forestry space, as well as notable experience advising on land use litigation. 

Brent Olthuis is fast establishing a strong reputation for his work in civil and commercial litigation, and has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia. "He is incredibly bright," say sources.

Since publication, John Hunter has been appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of British Columbia.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Canada guide

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its ability to handle some of the top cases in the province, with a high-quality team of practitioners focusing exclusively on litigation and dispute resolution. Represents a significant portfolio of public and private companies in mining, securities and commercial disputes. Other areas of expertise include professional negligence, pensions and defamation litigation.

Strengths

"A pre-eminent boutique firm." 

Notable practitioners  

Irwin Nathanson QC attracts praise for his expertise in dispute resolution, with notable experience advising on complex business disputes. Sources say: "He is a very skilful lawyer, who is very polished. He has a pleasant demeanour, but I'd never underestimate him."  

Randall Hordo QC is "an excellent lawyer" who has an impressive track record of large commercial mandates. His wide-ranging experience includes everything from securities and partnership disputes to administrative law and aviation litigation.

Stephen Schachter QC is a distinguished practitioner who is respected for his work on complex business disputes. Clients say he is "extremely bright and a good communicator."

Murray Clemens QC is well known for his experience in civil litigation, as well as advising on arbitration and mediation. Market sources agree he is "an excellent lawyer and a real gentleman."

Geoffrey Gomery QC has significant experience acting as trial and appellate counsel in complex commercial disputes. One interviewee described him as "very tactically-oriented and thoughtful."

James MacInnis is a "very well-known and respected" litigator who is singled out for his proficiency in business disputes.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department
-13 partners
-13 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Prestigious national firm with a strong dispute resolution team in Vancouver. Recognised for its strength in commercial litigation and class action defence, offering extensive services to clients in the mining, forestry and oil and gas industries. Standout capabilities in securities, insolvency and Aboriginal law matters.  

Work highlights Successfully represented Coca-Cola in dismissing an application for certification in BC of a proposed class action relating to the marketing and advertising of its vitaminwater product.

Acted for Arvindbhai Bakorbhai Patel before the BC Securities Commission in defence of regulatory proceedings arising out of the collapse of a Ponzi scheme.

Significant clients Ivanhoé Cambridge, Cascade Divide Enterprises.

Notable practitioners  

William Kaplan QC is highly regarded for his prowess in the insolvency and restructuring space. Market commentators describe him as "very capable" and recognise his "ability to get to the issue very quickly." 

James Sullivan is singled out for his class action defence work. He continues to advise Microsoft on class action litigation involving claims of anti-competitive conduct.

Peter Rubin attracts praise for his considerable experience of commercial litigation and restructuring mandates. One source said: "He is a great lawyer and his work is of the very first order."

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department
-14 partners
-5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established full-service firm valued for its broad dispute resolution offering. The team in Vancouver acts for a wide range of national and international companies, and is highly regarded for its skill in securities and banking litigation, arbitration and class action defence. Expertise cuts across sectors including energy, aerospace and defence, financial services and insurance.

Strengths 

"They are very receptive and responsive and are very good on the litigation side."

Work highlights Represented The Bank of Nova Scotia and its subsidiary Tangerine Bank in defending an injunction application to prohibit it from using the name Tangerine.

Acted for Bell Mobility on a proposed class action seeking the recovery of fees charged by Canadian wireless service providers.

Significant clients British Airways, BC Hydro, Morbank Financial, UTC Aerospace System, Coast Capital Savings.

Notable practitioners 

Leader of the firm's international trade and arbitration group Robert Deane is also well regarded for his commercial litigation practice. Clients say he is "fast and gives great advice, and helps keep things moving." He acted for Alterra Power on a breach of contract dispute brought by an Icelandic aluminium smelting company.

Brad Dixon attracts praise for his involvement in high-profile class action mandates and business litigation. He serves as the leader of the firm's commercial litigation group in Vancouver, and offers expertise in matters involving competition and IP issues.

Since publication, Angus Gunn has joined Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department
-22 partners
-24 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly represents major local clients, including universities, municipalities and First Nations organisations in significant public and administrative law litigation. Also frequently represents financial institutions and other private sector clients in securities litigation and class action cases.

Strengths 

"I find them excellent. They get very good results." 

"It is a law firm with encyclopaedic knowledge. They are very good at providing me with options."

Work highlights Acted for Canada Line, Translink and SNC-Lavalin in defending class action claims brought against them for loss of revenue by retail merchants and property owners.

Represented Western One in a CAD75 million securities class action relating to primary and secondary market disclosure.

Significant clients TELUS, University of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb, FortisBC.  

Notable practitioners  

Joseph Arvay QC is widely commended as a "very skilful" and "very polished" practitioner in BC. He is described as "one of Canada's leading constitutional law experts" by market sources, who are quick to acknowledge that "in this area, he is looked upon as one of the pre-eminent lawyers in the country. He is indefatigable and a determined litigator." 

Robert Anderson QC is regarded as the "go-to guy for commercial litigation," with notable proficiency in class actions and securities disputes. He also offers experience of environmental law, including contaminated sites litigation.

Ludmila Herbst is held in high esteem by market commentators for her expertise in commercial litigation, as well as for her experience in the arbitration space. Sources say: "She is doing very interesting things."

Since publication, Tim Dickson has joined JFK Law Corporation

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department
- 24 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded Vancouver-based firm offering wide-ranging litigation capabilities, with notable strength in corporate/commercial disputes, pensions and energy regulatory litigation. Often advises natural resources and financial services sector clients. Experience also encompasses alternative dispute resolution and contentious tax matters. 

Strengths 

"I find them really good to work with, as they are very good at explaining issues and keeping things moving."

Work highlights Represented the Health Sciences Association of BC in a proposed class action relating to the administration of disability benefits.

Assisted Whitefox Technologies with the defence of a civil claim brought by a BC investment trust involving allegations of unjust enrichment related to its acquisition of a Dutch technology development firm.

Significant clients AECOM Engineering, AkzoNobel Canada, MAG Silver, HSBC, Bank of Montreal.

Notable practitioners  

Craig Ferris is widely acknowledged for his work in class action defence, as well as offering noteworthy experience of mining and real estate litigation. One source said: "He's a smart guy and a quick study."

Marko Vesely attracts praise for his focus on corporate/commercial and defamation litigation. One source commented: "He is a great partner. He keeps me informed, is even-keeled and is very accessible. He has been very helpful in making sure we are always on track."

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department
-10 partners
-10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established practice valued for its long-standing expertise in corporate and commercial dispute resolution mandates. Advises significant local and national clients on securities and banking matters, insurance defence and products liability. Additionally handles First Nations and public law work, real estate and land use litigation and environmental law.

Strengths 

"They are excellent - really top-notch and the communication was excellent."

Work highlights Continues to act for Philip Morris International on the healthcare cost recovery lawsuits brought against tobacco companies by Canadian provincial governments.

Represented TimberWest Forest Company in obtaining an injunction protecting its use of a road essential to its continued operations.

Significant clients TD Bank, Apple, Spectra Energy, Viterra, Takata.

Notable practitioners  

"Rising star" Michael Feder is well regarded for the broad scope of his litigation practice, and described by clients as a "very intelligent and very thoughtful practitioner." Recent highlights have seen him act for Sprott and Jaguar Mining on major shareholder disputes, as well as advising on various precedent-setting constitutional cases.

Associate counsel Leonard Doust "has an amazing reputation" for criminal litigation, with additional abilities in securities law. He is viewed by the market as a stalwart of the Vancouver litigation Bar.

Herman Van Ommen QC comes highly recommended for his expertise in real estate and general commercial litigation, as well as advising on professional discipline and arbitration proceedings. Sources say he is "collaborative, organised, deliberate and methodical in his approach."

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department
-21 partners
-14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises key local clients on high-profile commercial, constitutional and municipal cases. Has a significant track record advising on litigation involving natural resources, and offers experience of IP, First Nations and insurance disputes, as well as trusts and estates matters.

Strengths 

"They are really helping us a lot in this area. They grasp it all very quickly and have good technical knowledge."

New developments Vancouver firm Bull Housser completed its combination with global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on January 1, 2017.

Work highlights Acted for the BC Civil Liberties Association on appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada in a Charter case concerning the extent of immunity clauses for energy regulators.

Represented Vancouver Community College in a trade mark infringement action brought against Vancouver Career College.

Significant clients Rio Tinto Alcan, Mercedes Benz Canada, Canada Lands Company, XY LLC, Seaspan. 

Notable practitioners  

Clients value Daniel Bennett's level-headed approach and expertise in municipal litigation. One source commented: "He is excellent. His style and his demeanour are firm but respectful."

Ryan Dalziel is held in high regard by market commentators and is especially well respected for his expertise in the areas of public and Aboriginal law. One interviewee enthused: "He is an incredible lawyer. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to retain him and his firm - the quality of his legal analysis and writing is very good. He is really easy to work with and very responsive."

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department 
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded national firm with solid dispute resolution capabilities in BC. Acknowledged for its strength in commercial litigation, with notable expertise in insurance, construction, securities and white-collar crime.

Strengths 

"I find them to be a very professional outfit and they have got really good lawyers there. They are accurate and are good at assisting us to get to the resolution of matters."

Notable practitioners  

David Brown is the leader of the Vancouver litigation practice. He is acknowledged by the market for his strength in commercial litigation and arbitration. Sources say: "He is quick to pick up concepts, quick to analyse, cuts to the chase and doesn't overcomplicate things."

Senior counsel Hein Poulus QC is well regarded for his experience of corporate governance and securities litigation. Clients praise his "great ability to focus on the key issues both in a commercial context and in court."

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Band 5

第五等

From the Chambers Canada guide

Basic facts about the department
- 22 partners
- 26 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known local firm with a robust dispute resolution group. Acknowledged for its focus on medical defence work, the team also advises on a range of business disputes. Represents both public and private companies in commercial and securities litigation and class action suits.

Strengths 

"They exceeded all my expectations. I am very satisfied with their work and very happy to recommend them."

Work highlights Represented All Trans Financial Services Credit Union in defending a class action filed in the BC Supreme Court relating to prepaid credit cards.

Notable practitioners  

Christopher Rusnak is an emerging presence in the BC litigation arena. He is well regarded for his abilities in significant class action disputes, with additional expertise in construction and product liability litigation. Sources say: "He is a very smart and capable guy." 

Head of the firm's commercial litigation department, John Sullivan attracts praise from market commentators for his "diligent and knowledgeable" approach to a wide range of commercial matters. One source enthused: "His service to the client was exceptional."

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Band 5

第五等

From the Chambers Canada guide

What the team is known for Vancouver-based litigation boutique firm with a solid team of experienced practitioners. Advises on medical malpractice and personal injury claims, with additional expertise in white-collar crime and commercial litigation. 

Notable practitioners  

Robin McFee wins praise for his "excellent people skills" and his "very thorough approach." He is widely acknowledged for his expertise in commercial litigation, as well as advising on matters involving professional liability.

David Crossin QC is viewed as the "go-to guy for criminal matters." Sources say: "He is an esteemed defence attorney who is an excellent advocate. His contribution to the profession is excellent." 

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Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Chair of the regional commercial litigation group at the firm, Mark Andrews QC is known for advising clients on fraud and securities matters. Sources say he is "an excellent lawyer" who is "very easy to deal with." Andrews acted for CP on its dispute with the City of Vancouver.

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Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Geoffrey Cowper QC is a "very well-known appellate counsel" who is regarded by interviewees as "unquestionably one of the top lawyers in BC." He continues to defend Microsoft in a competition class action brought by indirect purchasers of PC software.

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Hunter Litigation Chambers

From the Chambers Canada guide

Kenneth McEwan QC has an excellent reputation among his peers, who say he is "tough, smart and works hard." He is singled out by the market for his work in complex commercial litigation and class action disputes. One source said: "He is one of the top guys in the province." 

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Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Irwin Nathanson QC attracts praise for his expertise in dispute resolution, with notable experience advising on complex business disputes. Sources say: "He is a very skilful lawyer, who is very polished. He has a pleasant demeanour, but I'd never underestimate him."  

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Band 2

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Joseph Arvay QC is widely commended as a "very skilful" and "very polished" practitioner in BC. He is described as "one of Canada's leading constitutional law experts" by market sources, who are quick to acknowledge that "in this area, he is looked upon as one of the pre-eminent lawyers in the country. He is indefatigable and a determined litigator." 

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Band 2

Dentons Canada LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Craig Dennis of Dentons Canada LLP is highly thought of for his work in class action defence and professional liability litigation. One market commentator described him "an outstanding lawyer" in this area. 

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Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Randall Hordo QC is "an excellent lawyer" who has an impressive track record of large commercial mandates. His wide-ranging experience includes everything from securities and partnership disputes to administrative law and aviation litigation.

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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

William Kaplan QC is highly regarded for his prowess in the insolvency and restructuring space. Market commentators describe him as "very capable" and recognise his "ability to get to the issue very quickly." 

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Band 2

Sugden, McFee & Roos

From the Chambers Canada guide

Robin McFee wins praise for his "excellent people skills" and his "very thorough approach." He is widely acknowledged for his expertise in commercial litigation, as well as advising on matters involving professional liability.

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Band 2

Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Stephen Schachter QC is a distinguished practitioner who is respected for his work on complex business disputes. Clients say he is "extremely bright and a good communicator."

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Band 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Canada guide

Clients value Daniel Bennett's level-headed approach and expertise in municipal litigation. One source commented: "He is excellent. His style and his demeanour are firm but respectful."

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Band 3

Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Murray Clemens QC is well known for his experience in civil litigation, as well as advising on arbitration and mediation. Market sources agree he is "an excellent lawyer and a real gentleman."

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Band 3

Sugden, McFee & Roos

From the Chambers Canada guide

David Crossin QC is viewed as the "go-to guy for criminal matters." Sources say: "He is an esteemed defence attorney who is an excellent advocate. His contribution to the profession is excellent." 

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Leader of the firm's international trade and arbitration group Robert Deane is also well regarded for his commercial litigation practice. Clients say he is "fast and gives great advice, and helps keep things moving." He acted for Alterra Power on a breach of contract dispute brought by an Icelandic aluminium smelting company.

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Band 3

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Associate counsel Leonard Doust "has an amazing reputation" for criminal litigation, with additional abilities in securities law. He is viewed by the market as a stalwart of the Vancouver litigation Bar.

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Band 3

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

"Rising star" Michael Feder is well regarded for the broad scope of his litigation practice, and described by clients as a "very intelligent and very thoughtful practitioner." Recent highlights have seen him act for Sprott and Jaguar Mining on major shareholder disputes, as well as advising on various precedent-setting constitutional cases.

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Band 3

Lawson Lundell LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Craig Ferris is widely acknowledged for his work in class action defence, as well as offering noteworthy experience of mining and real estate litigation. One source said: "He's a smart guy and a quick study."

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Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Geoffrey Gomery QC has significant experience acting as trial and appellate counsel in complex commercial disputes. One interviewee described him as "very tactically-oriented and thoughtful."

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Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Andrew Nathanson is acknowledged for his work in commercial litigation, and has notable experience in matters involving white-collar crime. He has also advised on constitutional cases involving claims of international human rights violations.

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Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Howard Shapray QC of Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP is well respected for his wide-ranging dispute resolution practice, with expertise across a variety of corporate and commercial mandates. Sources praise him for being "very effective for his clients." 

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Band 3

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

James Sullivan is singled out for his class action defence work. He continues to advise Microsoft on class action litigation involving claims of anti-competitive conduct.

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Band 4

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Robert Anderson QC is regarded as the "go-to guy for commercial litigation," with notable proficiency in class actions and securities disputes. He also offers experience of environmental law, including contaminated sites litigation.

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Band 4

Stikeman Elliott LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

David Brown is the leader of the Vancouver litigation practice. He is acknowledged by the market for his strength in commercial litigation and arbitration. Sources say: "He is quick to pick up concepts, quick to analyse, cuts to the chase and doesn't overcomplicate things."

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Band 4

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Emphatically described by one client as "nothing short of a genius," Tracey Cohen is recognised for her work on corporate/commercial disputes. One interviewee enthused: "She is very bright, understands the nuances of the law very well and makes sound recommendations based on the risk. She is a good strategist who is also very strong in developing relationships."

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Cooper Litigation

From the Chambers Canada guide

Bob Cooper of Cooper Litigation has a proven track record in securities and regulatory litigation, and remains a popular choice for referral work from large national firms. He is singled out by peers for his handling of shareholder oppression claims.

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Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Simon Coval is widely recognised for his impressive track record in commercial litigation, with significant expertise in real estate matters. Market commentators describe him as a "really good lawyer and a very smart guy." In highlights, he advised Imperial Parking Canada on a breach of fiduciary duty claim brought against its former CEO.

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Band 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Canada guide

Ryan Dalziel is held in high regard by market commentators and is especially well respected for his expertise in the areas of public and Aboriginal law. One interviewee enthused: "He is an incredible lawyer. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to retain him and his firm - the quality of his legal analysis and writing is very good. He is really easy to work with and very responsive."

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Brad Dixon attracts praise for his involvement in high-profile class action mandates and business litigation. He serves as the leader of the firm's commercial litigation group in Vancouver, and offers expertise in matters involving competition and IP issues.

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Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Angus Gunn of Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP is an established litigator and appellate lawyer who is recognised by interviewees for his ability to "understand his chosen fields very well." He is also widely commended for his aptitude for commercial arbitration and is regarded as a "very proficient advocate."

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Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Ludmila Herbst is held in high esteem by market commentators for her expertise in commercial litigation, as well as for her experience in the arbitration space. Sources say: "She is doing very interesting things."

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Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

James MacInnis is a "very well-known and respected" litigator who is singled out for his proficiency in business disputes.

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Band 4

Stikeman Elliott LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Senior counsel Hein Poulus QC is well regarded for his experience of corporate governance and securities litigation. Clients praise his "great ability to focus on the key issues both in a commercial context and in court."

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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Peter Rubin attracts praise for his considerable experience of commercial litigation and restructuring mandates. One source said: "He is a great lawyer and his work is of the very first order."

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Band 4

Harper Grey LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Christopher Rusnak is an emerging presence in the BC litigation arena. He is well regarded for his abilities in significant class action disputes, with additional expertise in construction and product liability litigation. Sources say: "He is a very smart and capable guy." 

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Band 4

Hunter Litigation Chambers

From the Chambers Canada guide

Described as a "fantastic" practitioner in this market, Michael Stephens offers impressive contentious expertise in the forestry space, as well as notable experience advising on land use litigation. 

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Harper Grey LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Head of the firm's commercial litigation department, John Sullivan attracts praise from market commentators for his "diligent and knowledgeable" approach to a wide range of commercial matters. One source enthused: "His service to the client was exceptional."

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Band 4

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Herman Van Ommen QC comes highly recommended for his expertise in real estate and general commercial litigation, as well as advising on professional discipline and arbitration proceedings. Sources say he is "collaborative, organised, deliberate and methodical in his approach."

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Lawson Lundell LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Marko Vesely attracts praise for his focus on corporate/commercial and defamation litigation. One source commented: "He is a great partner. He keeps me informed, is even-keeled and is very accessible. He has been very helpful in making sure we are always on track."

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Up and Coming

JFK Law Corporation

From the Chambers Canada guide

Tim Dickson of JFK Law Corporation is an up-and-coming figure in dispute resolution in Vancouver, with notable strength in matters involving Aboriginal concerns. He is regarded by peers as "an excellent lawyer" who is "very bright and hard-working."

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Up and Coming

Hunter Litigation Chambers

From the Chambers Canada guide

Brent Olthuis is fast establishing a strong reputation for his work in civil and commercial litigation, and has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia. "He is incredibly bright," say sources.

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