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McCarthy Tétrault’s Expertise Recognized in Lexpert® Special Edition: Litigation 2021; Lexpert®’s Top 10 Business Decisions

McCarthy Tétrault’s litigation and dispute resolution expertise was once again recognized in the Lexpert® Special Edition: Litigation 2021. The Firm acted on two of Lexpert®'s Top 10 Business Decisions of 2020-2021, and 43 McCarthy Tétrault lawyers from across Canada are listed in the publication as leading litigators. These recognitions highlight our Firm’s strategic approach to finding swift and satisfactory resolutions to our clients’ most complex and multijurisdictional disputes.

The Top 10 list is a widely-anticipated annual guide to the most impactful court decisions in Canada. The Lexpert® Special Edition: Litigation 2021 publication highlights litigators and arbitration experts who have helped clients achieve the most favourable results across the whole gamut of dispute resolution matters, both inside and outside of the courtroom.   

Our Firm represented clients in the following cases in the Top 10, both of which were argued before the Supreme Court of Canada:

  1. C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45

Led by a team of Brandon Kain, Adam Goldenberg and Emily Leduc Gagne, McCarthy Tétrault represented the successful appellant, C.M. Callow Inc., in a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on good faith and the duty of honest performance in contracts, which also establishes a new approach to comparative law analysis between common law Canada and Québec.

  1. Quebec (Attorney General) v. 9147-0732 Québec inc., 2020 SCC 32

The Firm represented the Canadian Constitution Foundation (the CCF) as intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada. The case decided that corporations are not protected by the right to be free of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, as guaranteed to persons under section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Court also articulated a methodological framework for constitutional interpretation, in line with the CCF’s submissions. Brandon Kain, Adam Goldenberg and Sébastien Cusson represented the CCF before the SCC.

TVA Group Inc. v. Bell Canada, 2021 FCA 153, in which we acted for the Bell respondents, and ESW Capital, LLC (Re), 2021 ONSEC 7, in which we acted for EdgePoint Investment Group Inc., also received honourable mention from Lexpert.

Brandon and Adam commented on the impact of these significant cases in the Top 10 Business Decisions article.

In addition, as a testament to our nationally integrated, multidisciplinary expertise, the following McCarthy Tétrault leading litigation lawyers are recognized in the special edition:

*Appearing for the first time in the publication

Partner François M. Giroux was also interviewed for a featured article in the publication, in which he shares his insights on the latest litigation trends and the increased interest in arbitration during the pandemic.

Access the full publication here.

How McCarthy Tétrault can help you

McCarthy Tétrault's Litigation Group gets to the heart of the real business issues, manages matters with objectivity and clarity and buffers your company against disruption. We do not waste time or reputation on pointless posturing. We seek satisfactory resolution or a successful outcome in court. Major businesses count on McCarthy Tétrault when they confront complex disputes, whether in Canada or internationally. Through our offices across Canada, we provide all the resources needed to handle complex and multijurisdictional disputes in either official language. Learn how our team can help you.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The Firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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