Canadian Lawyer InHouse

August/September 2021

Legal news and trends for Canadian in-house counsel and c-suite executives

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 29 of 43

28 FEATURE Nathanson Schachter & Thompson LLP Nathanson Schachter & Thompson LLP is consistently recognized as one of Canada's leading litigation and dispute resolution firms. The NST team has extensive proven experience arguing trials, appeals, arbitra- tions, and conducting complex negotiations, including litigating many of British Colum- bia's largest and most complicated commer- cial and civil lawsuits. NST was established to build a team of litigators capable of advocacy and litigation of the highest calibre. The result is a firm comprised of five Queen's Counsel, nine former law clerks, four law school gold medalists, and a group of partners ranked annually in Lexpert, Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, and Benchmark. With leading lawyers at every level, NST is comprised of this generation's leaders of the bar, including the next generation of top-ranked partners. The firm's lawyers serve as adjunct professors at UBC Law School; write chapters in texts on Business Torts, Government Liability, and the Annual Review of Law and Practice; frequently speak at continuing legal education events; and author the annual British Columbia Supreme Court Rules Annotated and The Civil Appeal Handbook. Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP Toronto | Founded in 2001, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP has more than doubled to its current 50 lawyers from 18 original litigators. It handles a broad range of cases, from complex commercial litigation and class actions to professional discipline and labour relations. It also represents other law firms and acts as appellate counsel. On April 14, the firm received a decision that its client, SS&C Technologies Canada Corp., had been successful in an application on the Commercial List in Toronto against BNY Mellon and CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services, two of the world's largest custodial banks. SS&C's application was granted, declaring that BNY Mellon breached its licensing agreement with SS&C by sharing SS&C's proprietary data with its corporate subsidiaries and affiliates over many years. The parties have been ordered to return to court to assist the judge in better understanding the voluminous expert evidence already filed to assess damages. "This was a big win for SS&C in a three- year, hard-fought battle," says Chris Paliare, a partner at the firm. "Our client was unaware that their proprietary information was being shared, distributed and resold to BNY Mellon affiliates contrary to the contractual obliga- tions of BNY Mellon. Obtaining information about the scope of the breach was often difficult, and we are very proud of the result." Stockwoods LLP Barristers Toronto | Stockwoods LLP represents clients in commercial, civil, criminal and regulatory litigation. The firm's 22 lawyers represent a broad spectrum of clients — including business entities and executives, financial institutions, government organizations, Indigenous groups, police services, judges, regulated professionals and professional regulators, as well as corporate and individual defendants in white-collar and other serious criminal prosecutions. Stockwoods' commer- cial litigation practice includes commercial and corporate disputes, fraud actions and securities and competition law class proceed- ings. Recent work includes Nader Hasan's acting for the Criminal Lawyers' Association, an intervenor in the Supreme Court of Canada case R. v. S.H., which dealt with Canada's Evidence Act provisions on the authentication of digital evidence. Stockwoods' Nader Hasan, Justin Safayeni and Spencer Bass — in partnership with environmental law charity Ecojustice — also recently launched a constitutional challenge against Ontario for failure to take action on climate change. Woods LLP Montréal | Woods LLP is a boutique firm specializing in litigation, arbitration, and insolvency. Its

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Canadian Lawyer InHouse - August/September 2021