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Warren B. Milman is a partner in our Litigation Group in Vancouver. He practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on insolvency. He also has considerable experience acting for both the Defence and the Crown in criminal and regulatory prosecutions. Warren has acted for various parties in commercial litigation, particularly in the Energy, Forestry and Financial Services sectors, both through the courts and in mediations and arbitrations.

Warren was a member of the prosecution team on the Air India case and has acted in civil matters for the B.C. Securities Commission. He has represented creditors and debtors in workouts under Bankruptcy Legislation and the CCAA. He has defended class action proceedings on behalf of a financial institution (in connection with disputes over service charges), a supermarket chain (in connection with a dispute over an outbreak of an infectious disease) a hydro-electric utility (in connection with a dispute over flood damage) and a medical equipment manufacturer (in connection with a product liability dispute). He has also represented hydro electric utilities and energy trading affiliates in regulatory and commercial disputes.

Warren has appeared on numerous occasions before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada, as well as various statutory tribunals.

Warren has been recognized in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada, The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a local litigation star (British Columbia) in the area of insolvency.

Warren is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and was formerly President and Chair of the board of Pro Bono Law of B.C. and Vice Chair of Access Pro Bono. He is currently Chair of the Law Foundation of British Columbia.

Warren received a BA (1985), an LLB (1992) and a BCL (1992) from McGill University. He was called to the British Columbia and California bars in 1993.


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