November 12, 2021

Legal 500 Highlights Lenczner Slaght’s Litigation Dominance

Legal 500 recognizes Canada’s leading litigation firm as “a regular fixture in the country’s ground-breaking contentious cases”.

Following comprehensive research, client feedback, and interviews with leading lawyers in the industry, Lenczner Slaght continues to be ranked in Tier 1 for Dispute Resolution. The firm is also recognized for its expertise in Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, and Restructuring and Insolvency.

Dispute Resolution

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Legal 500 had this to say about our expert litigators:

Lenczner Slaght remains one of the dominant figures in dispute resolution across Canada, fielding a large team of experts in various disciplines from its office in Toronto. Lawyers have extensive experience at all levels of the courts, before administrative and regulatory tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings, and the firm is a regular fixture in the country’s ground-breaking contentious cases.


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Litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght handles the full range of insurance disputes, covering a number of policy, coverage and defense matters. The team is also active in reinsurance disputes, providing policy interpretations, and defending against bad faith and punitive damage issues. Glenn Smith, who has a diverse commercial insurance litigation practice, with an emphasis on product liability, and Nina Bombier, who frequently litigates large environmental claims, co-lead the team.

Intellectual Property

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Litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght fields a dedicated IP team, headed by Sana Halwani; she recently provided representation to Tivo Solutions in three patent actions against Videotron, Bell Canada and Telus, respectively, which included the first two zoom trials at the Federal Court. The team’s patent trial experience includes PM(NOC) matters for pharmaceutical companies and a growing number of cases in the technology sector. The practice also litigates trade secret, copyright and trademark disputes and has grown steadily in recent years, most recently through the arrival of oil and gas, IT and biologics expert, Andrew Moeser, who joined from Gilbert’s LLP.

Labour and Employment

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Litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght handles a variety of complex employment law cases, including those concerning terminations of executives, employee fraud, confidentiality breaches, and employment law class actions. The team also advises clients on the planning and implementation of employment strategies, including recruitment and dismissals. Clients include Royal Bank of Canada, Ernst & Young and Cineflex. Matthew Sammon leads the department, with support coming from associates Aoife Quinn and David Salter.

Insolvency and Restructuring

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Lenczner Slaght, which is well-known as a leading name for litigation, acts for clients such as debtors, creditors, monitors and receivers. The team demonstrates prowess in matters such as commercial reorganisations, receiverships and bankruptcies. Its courtroom experience covers all levels of courts. Matthew Lerner, Peter Osborne and Monique Jilesen are key contacts.


About Legal 500

The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria that recognize the practice area teams who provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.