Sarah McEachern is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group in our Vancouver office. Sarah focuses her practice on helping clients find solutions to complex commercial and product liability disputes through both litigation and arbitration. She has worked on a variety of cases, including product liability trials, international and domestic commercial arbitration hearings, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, jurisdictional disputes, licensing disputes, and commercial dispute resolution and negotiations in the health sector.
Sarah practises in all aspects of commercial arbitration, from the initial stage of drafting the arbitration clause in a contract, to obtaining interim court orders, to arbitration preparation, through to the final stages of appearing before the arbitration tribunal as counsel and applying to have arbitral awards enforced.
Sarah has assisted physicians in the health sector in negotiating commercial agreements with health authorities as well as in resolving related disputes, including successful arbitration proceedings. She has also worked with online pharmacies, and pharmaceutical development companies dealing with financing and licensing disputes. She has developed expertise in resolving major product liability disputes (both litigation and arbitration) including in relation to aviation, and has represented clients in several software and technology-related intellectual property disputes. She speaks some French and Spanish.