Simon Dugas

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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2022

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Simon is a thoughtful advocate. He is passionate about crafting arguments to resolve matters in a cost-effective manner. Simon’s meticulous planning skills and solutions-oriented attitude are key to his commitment to client service.

Simon is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. He advises on a broad range of disputes, including corporate and commercial matters, complex shareholder disputes, privacy and data security, class actions, quasi-criminal regulatory matters and administrative law.

Simon summered and articled at Aird & Berlis before returning as an associate.

Awards & Recognition

  • First Place, Lenczner Slaght LLP Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot, 2019
  • Finalist, Torys LLP Negotiation Competition, 2019

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to a director, officer and shareholder in an oppression claim commenced in the Commercial List arising from various corporate governance issues.
  • Counsel to a technology company in several proceedings in the Commercial List arising from indemnity claims made pursuant to an asset purchase agreement.
  • Assisted a discount brokerage with multi-jurisdictional class proceedings over the payment of trailing commission fees.
  • Counsel to a cannabis company in an arbitration arising out of a contractual dispute with a licensee/manufacturer.
  • Counsel to a pharmaceutical company in a class action alleging industry wide breaches of the Competition Act.
  • Counsel to a Crown corporation in an arbitration arising out of a contractual dispute involving public infrastructure projects.
  • Counsel to a director, officer and shareholder of a closely held company in a dispute regarding the valuation and redemption of another shareholder's shares.
  • Counsel to an airline company in a claim commenced by its former shareholders and executives.
  • Counsel to an energy company in a claim alleging it is liable for the acts/omissions of its subsidiary.
  • Represented a development company in having Provincial Offences Act charges dropped against it at trial.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "Top Class Action Decisions of Q1 2024," Aird & Berlis LLP Class Actions Quarterly, April 4, 2024.

Co-Author, "Class Actions: Key Developments in 2022," Aird & Berlis LLP, February 8, 2023.

Co-Author, "Quebec Court Dismisses Proposed Class Action Against Cannabis Company," Aird & Berlis LLP, February 1, 2023. 

Co-Author, "How to Find Stolen Cryptocurrency: Litigation Tools Used by Insolvency Professionals in Dooga," Banking and Finance Law Review, Vol. 39.1 (Thomson Reuters), 2022. 


  • JD, Western University, 2021
  • BA (Hons., with Distinction), in Media and the Public Interest, Western University, 2017
  • Certificate, Ethics, Western University, 2017