In today’s global economy, businesses must work continuously to both excel and maintain their well-earned competitive positions. As businesses grow, so too do the stakes of litigation, which can affect a company’s reputation and commercial focus. Some of the largest companies in Canada have trusted us to provide knowledgeable, responsive litigators to advance and protect their interests in challenging, high-value litigation.

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 are proactive and adept at helping our clients protect their vital business interests, whatever the nature of the dispute or the forum of the litigation.

Chair
Jim Schmidt jschmidt@cwilson.com 604 891 7716
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