We focus on cases of consequence to our clients. We recognize that as businesses grow, so do the stakes of litigation, with potential effects on both reputation and commercial focus.

As such, businesses and their leaders trust us to provide practical, proactive counsel to guide them through contentious commercial disputes.

Work Highlights

Commercial property owner

  • Defence and successful resolution of multi-claimant action for $10 million brought by tenants of a large Vancouver shopping centre

Canadian bottled water producer

  • Successful defence of oppression proceedings brought by certain shareholders

British Columbia trustee in bankruptcy

  • Prosecution of claims arising from multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme
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We identify each client’s individual interests and develop specific legal strategies to serve them. We can assemble a team that is right to resolve any business issue, regardless of complexity.

Services
  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Claims for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Professional negligence litigation
  • Fraud and conspiracy claims, including claims for extraordinary court relief such as freezing orders and Anton Piller relief
  • Oppression claims by officers, directors and shareholders
  • Share valuation proceedings
  • Partnership disputes
  • Director and officer liability claims
  • Intellectual property claims, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims
  • Claims for breaches of restrictive covenants and misuse of confidential information
  • Construction and real estate litigation
  • Commercial lease arbitration
  • Litigation arising from bankruptcy, insolvency and collection matters
  • Claims for injunctive relief
  • Multi-jurisdictional disputes
  • Arbitration and mediation

We give clear, insightful and pragmatic advice, advocate tirelessly for our clients, devise creative ways to solve problems, and love doing it all.

Co-Chairs
Jim Schmidt jschmidt@cwilson.com 604 891 7716
Anna Sekunova asekunova@cwilson.com 604 891 7790
Commercial property owner
  • Defence and successful resolution of multi-claimant action for $10 million brought by tenants of a large Vancouver shopping centre
Canadian bottled water producer
  • Successful defence of oppression proceedings brought by certain shareholders
British Columbia trustee in bankruptcy
  • Prosecution of claims arising from multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme
Certain minority shareholders
  • Successful conduct of dissent proceedings in respect of share valuation
Commercial property owner
  • Successful appellate proceedings in respect of payment of property taxes by two anchor tenants in commercial shopping centre
Canadian financial institution
  • Conduct of trial claims alleging contractual breaches by former employee
National telecommunications provider
  • Successful defence of Competition Act claims
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