Summary Section Content 1Business disputes arise from time to time. Resolving them is our business. BLG is one of Canada’s leading dispute resolution firms with a strong tradition of excellence in commercial litigation and arbitration. Our lawyers begin by developing an understanding of your business and strategic objectives, in order to work with you to develop solutions to prevent or resolve disputes in an effective and cost sensitive way. Whether your business is local, national or international, we know that disputes can be disruptive to your business, divert you away from your core business, and result in unwanted costs. When disputes escalate into litigation or arbitration proceedings, you can count on us to aggressively represent your interests, protect your position, and pursue the remedies that are most appropriate to the case. Our litigators are experienced in the civil and criminal courts across Canada, both federal and provincial, as well as in the Supreme Court of Canada and before virtually all regulatory and administrative tribunals. Our arbitration lawyers are experienced in arbitrations administered by all of the leading international and foreign arbitral institutions including the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICDR, ICSID, AAA, SIAC and others, and are well-versed in all forms of domestic commercial arbitration proceedings. Our dispute lawyers are experienced in all areas of business law, including corporate and commercial law, class actions, shareholders’ disputes, officer and director liability, commercial fraud, banking, securities, bankruptcy and insolvency, real estate, intellectual property, estates and trusts, franchise and distribution disputes, administrative and public law, procurement and international trade. We are also experienced in all major industries including automotive, banking and financial services, natural resources (mining, oil and gas), power generation, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and technology. Ten of our trial lawyers are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and one recently served as its President. Our litigators are highly ranked in all of the leading national and international ranking publications, including Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Martindale-Hubbell, Who's Who Legal: Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada®, Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Our disputes lawyers teach courses at the leading Canadian law schools and regularly speak at continuing legal education conferences and industry events as experts on dispute resolution topics. Clients regularly call on our dispute lawyers to make representations before judicial inquiries, governmental and parliamentary bodies and to formulate legislative and regulatory proposals and policies. Clients benefit from our exceptional document management and litigation support services. We will apply the most appropriate services to ensure the efficient and cost effective management of your case. For example, we may recommend the use of advanced early case assessment and other eDiscovery applications, and other tools to assist in the management of document intensive cases. We will work with you to provide easy access to the assembled information, with a view to facilitating our joint assessment and consideration of the optimal strategy. Our lawyers are supported by law clerks with experience in the provision of first class document management and litigation support. Publications Section Content 2 "What to Refuse? Ontario Court Clarifies Scope of Discovery of a Representative Plaintiff," November 2019."Court Provides Guidance on Class Counsel Fees and the Class Proceedings Fund Levy Calculation," November 2019."Re-Starting Limitation Periods After Defeating Class Certification," November 2019."Ending a Class Action – Recent Guidance on Consent Discontinuances in Gradja v. Barrick Gold Corp," October 2019."Ontario Court Dismisses Proposed Class Action Against ETF Fund Developer and Manager Over Failed High Risk Investment," October 2019."Ontario Court defers to Singapore Court in Class Action Dispute," October 2019."Supreme Court of Canada Addresses Common Law Police Powers," October 2019."Where to Draw the Line on Pre-Certification Discovery: Karasik v. Yahoo," October 2019."Ontario Court of Appeal Releases Decision Confirming Common Law Definition of Death but Leaves Door Open to Future Challenge," October 2019."Ontario Court of Appeal: Defendant’s Jurisdiction Motion Does Not Stop 2-Year Limitation Period for Third Party Contribution and Indemnity Claims from Running," October 2019."Significant New Statutory Protections for Journalistic Sources Affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada," October 2019."Best Interests of the Class: No Role for Self-Represented Representative Plaintiffs," October 2019."Decision: Case Management Judges Cannot Hold Mini-Trial?," September 2019."Supreme Court of Canada Issues Landmark Competition Class Action Decision in Godfrey Appeals," September 2019."Class Actions in Canada: What You Need to Know," September 2019."Court Orders Undistributed Settlement Funds to be Paid to the Class Proceedings Fund," September 2019."Limitation Period Began to Run When Plaintiff Threatened Class Action," August 2019."Arbitration Clause Prevents Action by Home Owners from Proceeding to Trial," August 2019."Federal Court Decides its First Contested Carriage Motion," August 2019."A Clash Between Class Counsel and his Class Representative," August 2019."Certification Denied in Proposed Class Action for Individuals Jailed Pending Bail," July 2019."Ontario Class Actions 2019 Mid-Year Update," July 2019."Deemed Undertaking Rule Does Not Apply to Opt Out Information," July 2019."Summary Judgment on Six-Packs: Hughes v. LCBO," June 2019."Cabinet Gives the Trans Mountain Expansion Project the Go-Ahead," June 2019."Ontario Superior Court Reaffirms Legal Test for Certificates of Pending Litigation," June 2019."Court of Appeal Comes Full Circle in New Decision on “Boomerang” Summary Judgment," June 2019."Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Access to Habeas Corpus for Immigration Detainees," May 2019."No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Case of Online Child Luring," May 2019."Too Late to Forum Shop: Ontario Superior Court Declines Plaintiffs’ Motion to Stay Action," April 2019."ONCA Provides Clarity on the Law of Causation in Delayed Diagnosis," April 2019."Finding the Right Tool for the Job — Resolving Construction Disputes with Mediation or Arbitration," April 2019."Court of Appeal confirms lack of jurisdiction to hear proposed gender-discrimination class action against police service," April 2019."Prospective Self-Represented Representative Plaintiff put out of Commission," April 2019."Ontario Court Grants $20 Million Summary Judgment against Government of Canada for Unconstitutional Solitary Confinement of Class Members," April 2019."Class Counsel Fee the Determinative Factor for Carriage," April 2019."Supreme Court of Canada Says to Yield to the Arbitration Clause in the Case of Consumer/Non-Consumer Class Actions," April 2019."Court Approves Settlement in Novel Question of Law under Solicitor’s Act," April 2019."Ontario Superior Court Approves Funding Agreement for Tim Hortons Franchisees," April 2019."An Oxymoron Becomes a Misnomer – The Waiver of Tort Debate Rages on in Newfoundland," April 2019."Where are we with the Languishing Class Action Cases?," March 2019."Court of Appeal Rejects the Existence of a Tort of Harassment," March 2019."Much Ado About Very Little? When a Court Questions the Adequacy of Compensation on Settlement Approval," March 2019."Environmental Class Action — Evidence Deemed Sufficiently Specific to Allow Collective Recovery in the "Red Dust" Case," March 2019."Charitable Reversal: Court of Appeal Rejects Conditional Approval of Class Counsel’s Fees," March 2019."Human Rights and Labour Legislation Held Not to Oust Jurisdiction Over Class Action For Breach of Employment Contract," February 2019."Wrinkles in Judicial Class Actions Management: Recent Decisions from the Federal Court of Appeal and the Court of Appeal for Ontario," February 2019."Bennett v. Hydro One: The Divisional Court Cuts the Power to a Systemic Negligence Class Action," February 2019."Developmental Services Waitlist Class Action versus Ontario Government Achieves Certification," January 2019."Supreme Court of Canada Releases its Decision on the Right to Vote of Canadians Living Abroad," January 2019."Saskatchewan Court Stays Class Action as an Abuse of Process," January 2019."Issue of Recovery for Pure Economic Loss Creates Barrier to Certification of Manitoba Class Action," December 2018."Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down the Mandatory Victim Surcharge," December 2018."Ontario Superior Court Filters Out Proposed Medical Implant Device Class Action," December 2018."Test for Certification in the Federal Court – New Guidance on Judicial Review Class Actions," November 2018."Appellate Court Upholds Decision Not to Certify Proposed Motherisk Class Action," November 2018."Québec Court Says “Not so fast!”, as it Dismisses a Proposed Photo Radar and Red Light Camera Class Action," November 2018."A Prompt Response and Fair Compensation Package Help to Defeat Class Action Certification," November 2018."Court of Appeal for Ontario Considers Availability of Damages for Pure Economic Loss in Product Recall Case," November 2018."Supreme Court of Canada Won’t Rule on Permissibility of Global Class Actions: Leave is Denied in Airia Brands," October 2018."Court of Appeal Clarifies “Some Basis in Fact” Requirement for Common Issues in Class Actions," October 2018."Supreme Court of Canada Slams the Door on CRA Challenge to Common Interest Privilege," October 2018."Class Action Settlement Administrators Need Not Go “Above and Beyond” Terms of Settlement Agreement: Court of Appeal of Alberta," October 2018."Lithium-Ion Batteries and Indeterminate Liability: Ontario Extends Certification in Claims of Global Price-Fixing Conspiracy," October 2018."Stop Here, Not There: Court of Appeal Comes to Seemingly Different Conclusions in Two Strikingly Similar Roadway Repair Cases," October 2018."British Columbia Court of Appeal orders Vancouver transit authority to reconsider selling ad space to anti-abortion group," October 2018."Court Refuses to Certify a Class Action against Halifax for the Expropriation of Africville Residents," September 2018."Notice Regime and Norwich Orders," September 2018."“Technically and Substantively Unfair”: The Case against Case Splitting in Secondary Market Class Actions," September 2018."Newfoundland Court of Appeal Rules that Counterclaims cannot be certified as Class Actions ," September 2018."Giving a Class Action a Second Chance," September 2018."Alberta Court of Appeal Panel of Five to Hear Summary Judgment Appeals," September 2018."Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on the Interpretation of Anti-SLAPP Legislation," August 2018."Costs in (Ontario) Class Actions: When you Start a Fire, you May Get Burned," August 2018."Doctoring the Complaints Process? Procedural Fairness and Professional Discipline Legislation," August 2018."Complex Individual Damages Assessment Complicates Resolution of Class Action," August 2018."Court Certifies Sexual Assault Class Action Against The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Former Instructor," August 2018."Focus on Fairness in the Face of Pre-Certification Disclosure Requests," July 2018."Court Won’t Hear Gender-Discrimination Class Action Against Police Service," July 2018."In the Internet of Things, Opportunities Abound for Class Action Litigation," July 2018."Who’s in the Class? Court Orders Limited Pre-Certification Production of Documents Relating to Size and Scope of Class," June 2018."Where does the internet happen? The Supreme Court of Canada tackles the thorny issue of which law applies to defamation claims," June 2018."Outstanding Costs: Former Owner of Class Representative Ordered to Pay $1.7 million," June 2018."Federal Court of Appeal Reaffirms the Validity of Transactional Common Interest Privilege," March 2018."BLG Partner David Crerar Authors Canadian Guide on Mareva and Anton Piller Preservation Orders in Canada," March 2018."Wind-Downs, Retainers and Releases: The Ontario Court of Appeal Decision in Trillium Motor World," July 2017."A rejection of Charter values as a framework on judicial review? ," June 2017."B.C.'s New Civil Resolution Tribunal Orders Special Levy to Fund Repairs to Strata Property," February 2017. Rankings & Recognitions Section Content 3The Litigation and Arbitration Group and its members are recognized in:The 2020 edition of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business.The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®.The 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Canada. The 2018 edition of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.The 2018 edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.The 2018 edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. The 2018 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.The 2018 edition of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.The 2018 edition of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Litigation.The 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada.The 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Our Approach Section Content 4Business-oriented problem solving: We will approach your case in a practical, business-oriented manner. Business disputes require effective strategic planning, budgeting and implementation. We will work for you – and with you – in solving the problem. Clients value our strategic thinking and commitment to excellence and teamwork. Results-driven: Whatever area of law, industry, type of litigation or representation required, we focus at the outset on understanding your strategic objectives and on understanding your business and industry. The collective know-how of the Group is then mobilized to respond rapidly, efficiently and effectively to your needs. An initial risk assessment is conducted in order to develop a winning strategy focused on optimal results and cost control. Innovative advice: We will recommend mediation or arbitration instead of litigation if it better suits your needs and interests. Many of our lawyers are experienced in the field of alternative dispute resolution as advisors, advocates, mediators or arbitrators. Responsive and energetic: Our ability to aggressively implement strategies is particularly well-suited to urgent remedies such as injunctions, asset-preservation orders and seizures before judgment. Our dispute lawyers have pioneered innovative remedies to promote and protect our clients’ interests.