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Conflict happens — with large organizations, small private companies and in the lives of individuals. The role of Aird & Berlis is to secure a just, cost-effective and timely result for you or your organization, whether the complaint has been made by or against you.
Acting in all forms of dispute resolution — civil lawsuits, quasi-criminal proceedings, administrative proceedings, appeals, mediation, private arbitrations or other alternate dispute resolution — our litigators have a wealth of experience in efficiently and effectively representing clients involved in disputes of all types. We also offer the services of experienced mediators and arbitrators.
We offer our clients experience advocating over a broad range of areas, including:
- Class Actions
- Corporate, Commercial & Securities Litigation
- Electricity, Natural Gas & Renewable Energy
- Employment & Labour
- Estates & Trusts Litigation
- Financial Services
- Insolvency & Restructuring
- Intellectual Property
- Municipal & Land Use Planning
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Product Liability
- Privacy & Data Security
- Professional Liability
- Quasi-criminal Offences
- Real Estate & Commercial Leasing Litigation
- Tax Controversy/Tax Litigation
Our lawyers have appeared at all levels of provincial and federal court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. As well, many of our clients operate in regulated industries and require specialized representation before federal and provincial tribunals or bodies including the Ontario Energy Board, the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal), Investment Canada, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada, the Competition Tribunal, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada, the Labour Relations Board, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the Copyright Board and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Our client-centric approach means we keep our focus on pragmatic, cost-effective solutions for our clients.
The Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) ruled in favour of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation in a valuation proceeding to value the shares held by shareholders who dissented from a post-takeov...
On May 3, 2023, the Township of Oro-Medonte was successful in having an action dismissed on a summary judgment motion.
On June 17, 2022, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) released its decision in Frontenac Heritage Foundation v. Homestead Land Holdings Ltd., concerning two proposed high-rise bui...
$210M Claim Against City of Vaughan and Members of Council Dismissed With $1.2M in Costs Awarded to CityThe City of Vaughan and members of its Council were recently entirely successful in their motion to dismiss a $210 million lawsuit brought against them.
Aird & Berlis successful before the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the dismissal of an application under Ontario’s reciprocal enforcement statute to enforce a foreign judgment against our Caribbean...
On September 8, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in Salna v. Voltage Pictures, LLC, 2021 FCA 176 regarding certification of a reverse class action (i.e. where there is a class o...
Aird & Berlis successfully represented Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) as respondent in Loan Away Inc. v. Facebook Canada Ltd., 2021 ONCA 432, upholding the application of a forum selection clause among c...
This is an update to our July 25, 2019 bulletin summarizing Justice Sally Gomery’s decision in Charlesfort Developments Ltd. v. Ottawa (City of), 2019 ONSC 4460. In that decision, Justice Gomery deter...
This is an update to our May 15, 2020 bulletin summarizing Justice Pollak’s decision in Laridae v. Co-operators, 2020 ONSC 2198. In that decision, she ruled that the insurer, Co-operators, had a duty ...
Firm NewsAdam West, an Associate in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, has assumed command of The Royal Regiment of Canada, an army reserve infantry unit in Toronto.
ArticleThe appellate decision in AssessNet Inc. v. Ferro Estate serves as a reminder that the bankruptcy context from which an action originates must inform any analysis regarding whether such action is stat...
Firm NewsAird & Berlis is proud to announce that 91 members of the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. The firm is recognized across 44 practice ...
ArticleKirshenberg v. Schneider again raises significant questions about the effectiveness of the Canadian courts and the civil asset recovery system in enabling the timely preservation of stolen or misappro...
Firm NewsWe are pleased to announce that Brian Chung and Mark van Zandvoort have been included in the 2023 Benchmark 40 & Under List - Canadian edition.
ArticleThe recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision in Creative Wealth Media Lending LP 2016 v. Access Road Capital, LLC, 2023 BCCA 208 clarifies how courts determine the merits of applications for l...
ArticleThe Federal Court of Appeal recently provided insight on the appropriate procedures for managing the relationship between expert witnesses and legal counsel.
ArticleArbitration clauses should be reviewed and negotiated by both parties prior to entering a construction contract, as such clauses will impact how disputes arising between the parties may be resolved.
Event- 04:00 PMFollowing a significant overhaul to Canada’s Competition Act in 2022, as part of the implementation of Bill C-19, the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, specific amendments related to wage-fixing...
Employers, Take Note! Amendments to the Competition Act Have Criminalized Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching AgreementsWhen these amendments come into force on June 23, 2023, it will be a criminal offence for employers to agree to fix, maintain, decrease or control wages or other terms of employment, or to enter agree...
Firm NewsAird & Berlis is proud to be recognized by Benchmark Canada as a leading firm in Dispute Resolution. As well, Martin Henderson, Tim Lowman and Steve Tenai are recognized as Litigation Stars in their r...
ArticleThis article aims to summarize recent North American jurisprudence and news regarding recent rug pulls and concludes with steps that creditors or investors can take to recoup their funds if they have ...