Ashley Thomassen  


Executive Summary

Ashley Thomassen is an associate in the Toronto office and a member of the Commercial Litigation Group.

Ashley maintains a broad civil litigation practice, focusing on general commercial litigation, including contractual and enforcement matters; securities law, including contested take-over bids, broker liability, and regulatory offences and investigations; shareholder disputes, including oppression and derivative claims; administrative law, including judicial reviews; trust and estate matters; and veterinary malpractice claims.

Ashley has acted as counsel and assisted with matters before administrative tribunals, all levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, and Federal Court of Appeal.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Ashley summered and articled at the Firm.

Publications & Presentations

Ashley is a frequent contributor to “THE EXCHANGE: BLG`s Financial Institutions Litigation Blog”. This Blog is widely read by issuers, dealers, insurance and trust companies, banks and other financial institutions.
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Representative Work

  • Take-Over Bid Litigation – Acts for issuers in contested take-over bids before securities commissions and courts, including defending poison pills (Re CanniMed Therapeutics)
  • Securities Regulatory and Investigations – Acts for registrants in respect of internal investigations and prosecutions before securities commissions and self-regulatory organizations