Canadian Lawyer

June 2020

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Page 18 of 51 17 Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP Toronto Adair Goldblatt Bieber was founded in 2018 and has quickly earned the reputation among its peers as a top boutique. The firm acts for public corporations, private companies, professionals, public officials, regulatory bodies, public interest organizations and indi- viduals involved in complex litigation. The firm recently acted in a case that confirmed the limited scope in reviews of arbitral awards. In Alectra Utilities v. Solar Power Networks, the firm's clients were successful in arbitration, being awarded more than $14 million in damages. The opposing party then challenged the arbitrators' jurisdiction, Top Civil Litigation Boutiques Listed alphabetically winning at the court in first instance. But the Ontario Court of Appeal then reversed that decision and restored the award. "The decision is important insofar as it clari- fies the limited nature of a jurisdictional chal- lenge as opposed to an attack on the merits of the decision couched in terms of jurisdiction," says partner Simon Bieber. Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP Vancouver Formed in 2001 by J.J. Camp, Joe Fiorante and Sharon Matthews, the firm is known for its expertise in aviation accident litigation, class action lawsuits and product liability matters, and it is also active in public interest litigation. The firm's litigators regularly handle cross-border legal issues and have expertise in international law and procedure. The Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman class action practice has been active since the Class Proceedings Act came into effect in B.C. in 1995. The firm acts for plaintiffs, often in competition law and price-fixing matters. For one notable example, the firm acted as lead counsel in the historic Hepatitis C litigation, which reached a $1.6-billion settlement for victims infected with the disease through tainted blood transfusions between 1986 and 1990. More recently, as a distinguished aviation law firm, the firm is fielding many

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