Dispute Resolution


Davies Cases and Litigators Recognized in Lexpert Special Edition[1]

Dec. 02, 2020 – We are proud to have advocated for our clients in four of Lexpert’s Top 10 cases in 2019-2020. Lexpert’s annual list identifies the year’s most significant commercial decisions in Canada. In recognition of the impactful outcomes our litigators have achieved for clients in the past year, we are also…


COVID-19 and the Courts: What You Need to Know[2]

Dec. 01, 2020 – Across the globe, courts have rapidly adapted their practices and procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While they began resuming activities and easing restrictions over the summer and early fall, many courts are now reintroducing restrictions as various regions experience a second wave…


Michael Lubetsky Wins 2020 Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award[3]

Nov. 30, 2020 – Davies is proud to congratulate our partner Michael H. Lubetsky on receiving the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award. The winner of the prestigious award is selected by a committee of experienced tax professionals and conferred on the author of the best…


Québec Court Stays Criminal Proceedings, Citing “Serious, Multiple and Systemic Violations” of Canadians’ Rights[4]

Nov. 19, 2020 – In a recent decision,1 the Court of Québec permanently stayed the prosecution of tax fraud charges made against a corporation and two related individuals after finding “serious, multiple and systemic”2 violations of constitutional rights. The Court held that the violations revealed “a long-standing…”


Corporations Cannot Suffer Cruel and Unusual Treatment or Punishment[5]

Nov. 06, 2020 – The Supreme Court of Canada (Supreme Court) yesterday handed down its highly awaited decision in Quebec (Attorney General) v 9147-0732 Québec inc.1 For the first time, the Court decided that corporations cannot claim the protection of section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms…

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