Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation represents the heart of our practice. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in pursuing complex, high-profile and often highly confidential cases across the spectrum of business-related legal matters.

Our reputation and record of success lead many clients to entrust their most significant litigation to us: we have acted for a broad array of corporate clients in "bet-the-company" cases. Lenczner Slaght litigators take on each new challenge with an exacting attention to detail while setting immediate goals within a larger strategic framework. Our well-honed courtroom skills have won the respect of judges and fellow counsel at all levels of the courts – including the Toronto Commercial List, where many of Canada's most complex commercial cases are heard.

A significant part of our work has cross-border and international elements. We have relationships with leading firms in every jurisdiction.

As a firm devoted exclusively to litigation, Lenczner Slaght taps into a deep reserve of relevant expertise across diverse practice areas and industries. Whether a dispute concerns a complex financial instrument, a failed construction project or a successful mining venture, our lawyers understand the nuances and leverage their specialized knowledge to clients' advantage.

Canada's leading legal publication, Lexpert®, has placed Lenczner Slaght at the centre of the bull's eye, its highest possible rating, for commercial litigation – Toronto.

A Successful Track Record

Ranked by their peers among Canada's best, our commercial litigators have tackled a wide range of challenges, including:

  • arbitrations
  • class actions
  • competition matters
  • contract disputes
  • director and officer, board and special committee issues 
  • corporate and securities issues
  • governance issues
  • corporate fraud cases
  • cross-border litigation
  • franchising matters
  • insolvency and restructuring 
  • insurance disputes
  • real property litigation
  • procurement litigation
  • regulatory proceedings
  • shareholder disputes and oppression claims