Representation of the Attorney General of Ontario in successfully defending the use of the notwithstanding clause in s. 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in relation to amendments to the Election Finances Act that placed limits on third party advertising in the 12 month period before a fixed date provincial election.
The Joint Liquidators of China Medical Technologies, Inc., in successfully obtaining a Mareva injunction against a former officer as a result of his role in the alleged theft of US$520 million from the company.
The Trustee in Bankruptcy of James Henry Ting, in enforcement proceedings in Canada against the bankrupt, the former Chairman and CEO of Akai Holdings Limited, who was found to have defrauded the Hong Kong-based company and misappropriated over a billion dollars.
SFC Litigation Trust, in a successful 15 week trial against the former CEO of Sino-Forest Corporation, Allen Chan, resulting in a judgment in fraud and breach of fiduciary duty of US$2.6 billion.
Volkswagen AG, in a securities class action commenced on behalf of Ontario purchasers of Volkswagen securities, in which the plaintiffs are seeking damages as a result of alleged misrepresentations in Volkswagen’s public disclosures pertaining to NO2 emissions.
Litigation Trustee of Sino-Forest Corporation, in the prosecution of multiple litigation claims arising from the insolvency of Sino-Forest.
Sino-Forest Corporation, in its application under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, in which a plan of arrangement was approved by creditors and by the court within nine months after filing.
Sino-Forest Corporation, in defence of class actions, including claims asserted under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act, and in connection with investigations by securities regulatory authorities.
Volkswagen AG, in defence of Ontario securities class action.
Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, in an investigation into the conduct of Senator Duffy.
Prime Minister of Canada, in the successful defence of an action commenced by a former member of the federal cabinet.
The Special Committee of Central GoldTrust, in Sprott Asset Management's $1-billion hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Central GoldTrust.
The Special Committee of Silver Bullion Trust, in Sprott Asset Management's $62-million hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Silver Bullion Trust.
Nortel Networks, representing bondholders with claims in excess of U.S. $4 billion in ongoing proceedings pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
Audit Committee of Penn West Petroleum Ltd., in a management-initiated, voluntary review of certain accounting practices, and in connection with the restatement of the company's previously filed financial statements arising from the review.
VenGrowth Funds, in the transaction by which Covington Fund II Inc. acquired the assets of New Generation Biotech (Equity) Fund Inc. and The VenGrowth Investment Fund Inc., The VenGrowth II Investment Fund Inc., The VenGrowth III Investment Fund Inc., The VenGrowth Advanced Life Sciences Fund Inc., and The VenGrowth Traditional Industries Fund Inc. for $360 million.
Research In Motion Limited, in its $150-million acquisition of Certicom Corp.
Persona Communications Corp., in the sale of all of Cable Acquisition Holdings Company Limited shares to Eastlink Persona Holdings Inc, for a substantial sum.
Benefit Plan Administrators Limited, in defence of a pension related class action.