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Abbey (Junior) Sirivar is Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Group. He provides strategic advice to domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries including mining, financial services, telecommunications and healthcare in complex disputes.

Junior is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is recognized as a leading trial and arbitration counsel in numerous directories including in Chambers Global Guide to The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers CanadaThe Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Junior has appeared as lead trial counsel in some of the most significant recent commercial cases in Canada. He is also regularly retained as lead arbitration counsel in ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations seated in a number of jurisdictions including in Canada, South America and the European Union. His notable experience as lead trial and arbitration counsel includes:

  • representing The Toronto-Dominion Bank in a $5.5 billion action arising from the collapse of Stanford International Bank
  • representing a diversified mining company in an international arbitration concerning an alleged breach of a $350 million agreement before an ad hoc tribunal
  • representing an avionics contractor in an international arbitration concerning a breach of contract claim before an ICC International Court of Arbitration tribunal
  • representing a global iron ore producer in an arbitration concerning an alleged breach of contract claim before an ad hoc tribunal
  • representing a diversified global mining company in an international arbitration concerning an alleged breach of a royalty agreement before an ad hoc UNCITRAL tribunal

Junior’s other notable trials and significant cases include:

  • Leckie v. Chaiton, 2021 ONSC 7770 (CanLII)
  • Smith v. Kane, 2020 ONSC 329 (CanLII)
  • Bruno-Manser-Fonds v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2018 ONSC 918 (CanLII)
  • The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. v. VimpelCom Ltd., 2018 ONSC 2471 (CanLII)
  • Sivell v Sherghin, 2017 ONSC 1368 (CanLII)
  • The Estate of Carlo DeMarco v. Martin, 2019 ONSC 2788 (CanLII)
  • Rock Developments v. Khalid Real Estate, 2015 ONSC 5261 (CanLII)
  • Barrick Gold Corporation v. Goldcorp. Inc., 2011 ONSC 3725 (CanLII)
  • Andrew Goldfields Ltd. v. Newmont Canada Limited, 2009 ONSC 40549 (CanLII)

Junior is the General Editor of the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review and co-author of the Canadian Chapter in The Global Damages Review.