Dispute Resolution


Warrantless Access To Identity of Internet User Amounts to Unreasonable Search[176]

June 17, 2014 – On June 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a key decision in R v. Spencer upholding the right to privacy on the Internet. The Court held that Internet users can reasonably expect that their anonymously undertaken Internet activities remain confidential. It also decided that the…


Prison Term Imposed for Violation of Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act[177]

May 27, 2014 – On May 23, 2014, Nazir Karigar was sentenced to three years in prison for agreeing, in his capacity as an agent of a Canadian business, to offer bribes to Air India officials and India’s then Minister of Civil Aviation in relation to a bid for a security contract. Mr. Karigar is the first…


Office québécois de la langue française Dealt a Significant Loss by Québec Superior Court[178]

Apr. 10, 2014 – For almost 20 years, most retailers doing business in Québec have used their recognized English language trademarks on public signage, without including generic terms in French. This practice was not contested by the Office québécois de la langue française which issued francization certificates to…


Québec’s New Code of Civil Procedure – Highlights and Preliminary Comments[179]

Feb. 21, 2014 – On February 20, 2014, the Québec National Assembly unanimously adopted Bill 28 establishing the new Code of Civil Procedure, which will eventually replace the current Code. The Bill, introduced on April 30, 2013, is the result of extensive reform initiated almost 15 years ago by the Québec…


  1. ^ Davies Cases and Litigators Recognized in Lexpert Special Edition (www.dwpv.com)
  2. ^ COVID-19 and the Courts: What You Need to Know (www.dwpv.com)
  3. ^ Michael Lubetsky Wins 2020 Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award (www.dwpv.com)
  4. ^ Québec Court Stays Criminal Proceedings, Citing “Serious, Multiple and Systemic Violations” of Canadians’ Rights (www.dwpv.com)
  5. ^ Corporations Cannot Suffer Cruel and Unusual Treatment or Punishment (www.dwpv.com)
  6. ^ Davies Represents World Sikh Organization of Canada in Challenge to Legislative Ban on Religious Symbols (www.dwpv.com)
  7. ^ Davies’ Pro Bono Work Facilitates Agreement to Reform Québec’s Legal Aid System (www.dwpv.com)
  8. ^ Jordan Ceilings: Particular Application to White Collar Crime (www.dwpv.com)
  9. ^ Canada’s Top Court Provides Guidance on SLAPPs (www.dwpv.com)
  10. ^ Davies Litigators Named in Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under List and Top 50 Women in Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  11. ^ Class Actions: Gambling on a Novel Cause of Action May Not Be a Winner (www.dwpv.com)
  12. ^ Québec Superior Court Renders First Decision on the Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Leasing (www.dwpv.com)
  13. ^ Québec Court of Appeal Settles Controversy Regarding Applicability of CCQ Requirements to Appointment of a Receiver (www.dwpv.com)
  14. ^ Canada’s Top Court Invalidates Uber’s Arbitration Clauses and Clarifies the Doctrine of Unconscionability (www.dwpv.com)
  15. ^ Can the State Be Held Liable for Neighbourhood Disturbances? (www.dwpv.com)
  16. ^ Canadian Directors Should Heed Recent U.S. Caremark Litigation (www.dwpv.com)
  17. ^ Davies Litigators Earn Top Honours at 2020 Benchmark Canada Awards (www.dwpv.com)
  18. ^ Anti-Corruption: OECD Releases Practical Guidelines to Promote a Cultural Shift in Society and Businesses (www.dwpv.com)
  19. ^ Canadian Government’s Proposed Extension of Time Limits Due to COVID-19 (www.dwpv.com)
  20. ^ Kent Thomson Quoted in The Globe and Mail on Telecom Rates Appeal (www.dwpv.com)
  21. ^ Super Priority or Super Powers? FCA Rules That CRA Can Collect Unremitted GST on Proceeds of Third-Party Secured Interest (www.dwpv.com)
  22. ^ Canada’s Top Court Provides Crucial Guidance on the Conduct of Insolvency Proceedings (www.dwpv.com)
  23. ^ Jean-Philippe Groleau Speaks to La Presse on Tracing Individuals with COVID-19 (www.dwpv.com)
  24. ^ Foreign Public Issuers Take Note: Québec Court Dismisses Securities Class Action for Lack of Jurisdiction (www.dwpv.com)
  25. ^ COVID-19 Insurance Related Considerations – Business Interruption Coverage Update (www.dwpv.com)
  26. ^ Force Majeure and Frustration in Light of COVID-19 (www.dwpv.com)
  27. ^ A Penalty Under GAAR Will Cause Ineligibility for Public Contracts in Québec (www.dwpv.com)
  28. ^ COVID-19: Material Adverse Change and Material Adverse Effect (www.dwpv.com)
  29. ^ COVID-19 et force majeure (www.dwpv.com)
  30. ^ COVID-19: Insurance Claims Considerations (www.dwpv.com)
  31. ^ Luis Sarabia Speaks to The Washington Post About the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Nevsun Resources Case (www.dwpv.com)
  32. ^ Nick Rodrigo Named Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers (www.dwpv.com)
  33. ^ Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v Araya (www.dwpv.com)
  34. ^ Search and Seizure: Authorities Can’t Keep What They Seize Indefinitely (www.dwpv.com)
  35. ^ Canada’s Top Court Releases Precedent-Setting Decision on Litigation Funding and a Court’s Discretion in Restructuring Process (www.dwpv.com)
  36. ^ Investigation and Disclosure: The Court Stresses the Importance of Protecting Whistleblowers (www.dwpv.com)
  37. ^ New Beacons of Administrative Law: Top Court Reviews the Approach to Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions (www.dwpv.com)
  38. ^ New Era, New Disclosure Obligations (www.dwpv.com)
  39. ^ George Pollack and Michael Lubetsky Reflect on Landmark Maritime Law Ruling in Canadian Lawyer and Lawyer’s Daily (www.dwpv.com)
  40. ^ Desgagnés Transport v Wärtsilä Canada: Canadian Maritime Law Enters Uncharted Waters (www.dwpv.com)
  41. ^ Luis Sarabia Speaks to Lexpert About Federalizing Class Actions (www.dwpv.com)
  42. ^ ROB/Lexpert Special Edition Recognizes Davies’ Dominance in Litigation (www.dwpv.com)
  43. ^ In Defence of Transactional Common Interest Privilege (www.dwpv.com)
  44. ^ Davies Recognized as a “Pre-eminent” Law Firm in The Legal 500 Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  45. ^ Québec Increases Minimum Age for Cannabis Consumption to 21 (www.dwpv.com)
  46. ^ Mining Equipment Exemption from Municipal Taxes Receives Strict Interpretation (www.dwpv.com)
  47. ^ Québec Superior Court Enforces Right to Collective Bargaining of State Employees (www.dwpv.com)
  48. ^ Top Court Expands Scope of Potential Liability in Price-Fixing Class Actions (www.dwpv.com)
  49. ^ Québec Court of Appeal Says Current Civil Jurisdiction of the Court of Québec Is Unconstitutional (www.dwpv.com)
  50. ^ Québec Court Rules Restriction on Growing Cannabis at Home Is Unconstitutional (www.dwpv.com)
  51. ^ Québec’s Securities Tribunal Prevents Group Mach from Blocking Transat A.T./Air Canada Deal (www.dwpv.com)
  52. ^ Revenu Québec May Seize Records Relating to Accounts Held Outside Québec by Banks Operating in Québec (www.dwpv.com)
  53. ^ Thirty Davies Partners Named Leaders in Cross-Border Law (www.dwpv.com)
  54. ^ The (Not So) Long Arm of the OSC: Commission Declines Jurisdiction in Public Interest Dispute (www.dwpv.com)
  55. ^ Superior Court Refuses to Cancel Order Allowing Expansion of Canadian Malartic Mine (www.dwpv.com)
  56. ^ Supreme Court of Canada Paves Way for a National Securities Regulator (www.dwpv.com)
  57. ^ Good Laws Gone Bad: Continued Confusion over the Materiality Standard in Civil Misrepresentation Actions (www.dwpv.com)
  58. ^ Success Fees in Advisory Agreements: Financial Advisers (and Their Clients) Take Note (www.dwpv.com)
  59. ^ 2019 Canadian Capital Markets Report (www.dwpv.com)
  60. ^ Policy Prevails over Fine Print: Successful Ambush in British Columbia Clarifies the Use of Blank Proxies (www.dwpv.com)
  61. ^ Search Warrants: Misleading the Court Compromises the Integrity of the Process (www.dwpv.com)
  62. ^ Search Warrants: Investigators’ Good Faith Cannot Always Be Presumed (www.dwpv.com)
  63. ^ Davies Litigation Team Scores Top Ranking in Benchmark Canada 2019 (www.dwpv.com)
  64. ^ OECD Report Highlights Use of Non-Trial Resolutions to Combat Foreign Bribery Cases (www.dwpv.com)
  65. ^ Not All Customers Are the Same: Top Court Rules Business Customers Cannot Join Consumer Class Action (www.dwpv.com)
  66. ^ Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act: Two Additional Convictions in the Cryptometrics Saga (www.dwpv.com)
  67. ^ Court of Appeal Expands the Range of Fundamental Rights of Legal Persons (www.dwpv.com)
  68. ^ Davies Wins Impact Case of the Year at Benchmark Canada Awards 2019 (www.dwpv.com)
  69. ^ Luis Sarabia and Maureen Littlejohn Speak to Lexpert on Key Business Decisions of 2018 (www.dwpv.com)
  70. ^ Davies Lawyers Unrivalled in Chambers Global 2019 (www.dwpv.com)
  71. ^ Michael Lubetsky Representing Égale Canada in Québec Trial for Trans Rights (www.dwpv.com)
  72. ^ Canadian and U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019 (www.dwpv.com)
  73. ^ Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019 (www.dwpv.com)
  74. ^ The Autorité des marchés publics Assumes Its Responsibilities (www.dwpv.com)
  75. ^ Supreme Court to Rule on Novel Claims Against Canadian Multinationals Operating Abroad (www.dwpv.com)
  76. ^ Luis Sarabia Speaks to National Post About Human Rights Case Headed to SCC (www.dwpv.com)
  77. ^ Matt Milne-Smith Speaks to Lexpert on Slowdown in Securities Class Actions (www.dwpv.com)
  78. ^ Davies Recognized as “Top of the Class” in The Legal 500 Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  79. ^ Eighteen Davies Partners Recognized Among Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers in ROB/Lexpert Special Edition (www.dwpv.com)
  80. ^ Kent Thomson Interviewed by Lexpert Magazine About Balancing Interests of In-House and External Litigation Counsel (www.dwpv.com)
  81. ^ Canada Gets Go-Ahead for a National Securities Regulator (www.dwpv.com)
  82. ^ Court of Appeal Opens the Floodgates to Umbrella Purchaser Claims in Ontario (For Now) (www.dwpv.com)
  83. ^ Four Davies Partners Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2018 (www.dwpv.com)
  84. ^ Sandra Forbes Named Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers (www.dwpv.com)
  85. ^ Davies Receives Highest Percentage of Band 1 Rankings in Chambers Canada 2019 (www.dwpv.com)
  86. ^ Davies Honoured as Litigation Firm of the Year at Chambers Canada Awards (www.dwpv.com)
  87. ^ Chantelle Cseh Speaks to Law Times About Interaction Between Arbitration Clauses and Class Actions (www.dwpv.com)
  88. ^ Ontario Court Awards $2.35 Million in Costs to Successful Defendants in Proposed Antitrust Class Proceeding (www.dwpv.com)
  89. ^ Doing Business in Canada 2018 — Your Complete Guide (www.dwpv.com)
  90. ^ Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Jurisdictional Reach of Secondary Market Misrepresentation Claims (www.dwpv.com)
  91. ^ Twenty-nine Davies Partners Named Leaders in Cross-Border Law (www.dwpv.com)
  92. ^ Davies is Representing Four Victims of Bertrand Charest (www.dwpv.com)
  93. ^ Warning to Public Companies: Just Because You’re Right Doesn’t Mean It’s Not a Misrepresentation (www.dwpv.com)
  94. ^ Three Davies Partners Named Among Canada’s Top 50 Trial Lawyers (www.dwpv.com)
  95. ^ Davies Receives Top Ranking in Litigation by Benchmark Canada 2018 (www.dwpv.com)
  96. ^ Maureen Littlejohn Interviewed in Law Times About Federal Court of Appeal Ruling (www.dwpv.com)
  97. ^ Ontario Court Applies Regulated Conduct Defence on Summary Motion to Dismiss Class Action Alleging Market Allocation Conspiracy (www.dwpv.com)
  98. ^ Maureen Littlejohn Speaks to the National Post About FCA Ruling Affirming Common Interest Privilege (www.dwpv.com)
  99. ^ Commercial Certainty Restored: The Federal Court of Appeal Reaffirms the Existence of Transactional Common Interest Privilege (www.dwpv.com)
  100. ^ Chantelle Cseh Speaks About iPad Trials at OBA’s 2018 Institute (www.dwpv.com)
  101. ^ Davies Litigation Team Honoured at 2018 Benchmark Canada Awards (www.dwpv.com)
  102. ^ Davies Lawyers Peerless in Chambers Global 2018 (www.dwpv.com)
  103. ^ Maureen Littlejohn Quoted in Lexpert about the Supreme Court of Canada’s Rulings on Solicitor-Client and Litigation Privilege (www.dwpv.com)
  104. ^ Anti-Corruption Legislation in Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  105. ^ Financial Times Ranks Davies Among Top Innovative Law Firms (www.dwpv.com)
  106. ^ Davies Recognized as “Truly Outstanding” in The Legal 500 Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  107. ^ Leaders in Litigation (www.dwpv.com)
  108. ^ Eighteen Davies Partners Named Leaders in Cross-Border Litigation Law (www.dwpv.com)
  109. ^ Excellence in Litigation (www.dwpv.com)
  110. ^ Legal Privilege: Are You Protected? (www.dwpv.com)
  111. ^ Patricia Olasker, Tony Alexander and Poonam Puri discuss legal privilege in Listed Magazine (www.dwpv.com)
  112. ^ Forty-nine Davies Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  113. ^ George Pollack Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily About Québec Court of Appeal Decision (www.dwpv.com)
  114. ^ Six Davies Partners Recognized in Women in Business Law (www.dwpv.com)
  115. ^ Chambers Canada 2018 Recognizes Davies as a Leader in 23 Practice Areas (www.dwpv.com)
  116. ^ When the OSC Comes Knocking (www.dwpv.com)
  117. ^ The American Lawyer Recognizes Davies’ Cross-Border Work with Two Global Legal Awards (www.dwpv.com)
  118. ^ Sandra Forbes Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Female Litigators (www.dwpv.com)
  119. ^ Canada’s Top Court Rules on Personal Liability of Directors for Oppression (www.dwpv.com)
  120. ^ Chantelle Spagnola Discusses Paperless Investigations (www.dwpv.com)
  121. ^ Davies Litigation Team Wins an ALM Transatlantic Legal Award (www.dwpv.com)
  122. ^ Five Davies Partners Named Best of the Best (www.dwpv.com)
  123. ^ Two Davies Litigators Named Among Canada’s Top 50 Trial Lawyers (www.dwpv.com)
  124. ^ Home Capital Faces Long Road at OSC: Hearings Could Be a Multi-Year Process (www.dwpv.com)
  125. ^ Davies Earns Top Marks in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (www.dwpv.com)
  126. ^ The Meaning of “Existence”: Wrestling with “Some Basis in Fact” and Common Issues After Pro-Sys (www.dwpv.com)
  127. ^ Davies Lawyers Unmatched in Chambers Global 2017 (www.dwpv.com)
  128. ^ Benchmark Canada Honours Davies Litigation Team (www.dwpv.com)
  129. ^ Getting It Wright: The Detour Gold Standard of Expert Independence (www.dwpv.com)
  130. ^ Federal Court Refuses to Recognize Common Interest Privilege in the Transactional Context (www.dwpv.com)
  131. ^ Watch This (Email) Space: New Private Right of Action for Misleading Representations (www.dwpv.com)
  132. ^ Canada Removes Another Brick in the Wall: Government Consents to Revisit Negative National Security Ruling (www.dwpv.com)
  133. ^ Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Protections for Privilege in the Face of Statutory Production Demands (www.dwpv.com)
  134. ^ Appeal from a Judgment Authorizing a Class Action: The Door Is Unlocked, But Difficult to Open (www.dwpv.com)
  135. ^ Davies Recognized as “Simply Elite” in The Legal 500 Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  136. ^ Chambers Canada 2017 Recognizes Davies as a Leader in 24 Practice Areas (www.dwpv.com)
  137. ^ Proposed Canada Business Corporations Act Amendments: A New Era of True Majority Voting and Diversity? (www.dwpv.com)
  138. ^ Recent Québec Superior Court Decision Will Lead to Greater Jurisdictional Consistency for National Class Actions (www.dwpv.com)
  139. ^ A Paperless Courtroom: Embracing the Use of Electronic Trials (www.dwpv.com)
  140. ^ The Journal Conversation: Sheila R. Block, LSM, ASM (www.dwpv.com)
  141. ^ Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Sandra Forbes (www.dwpv.com)
  142. ^ Resolute Responds to Greenpeace with a Lawsuit (www.dwpv.com)
  143. ^ Ontario Court of Appeal Denies Leave to Appeal Nortel Allocation Decision (www.dwpv.com)
  144. ^ The OSC Releases Its Reasons for Decision In the Matter of an Application by The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. (www.dwpv.com)
  145. ^ Davies Lawyers Continue to Lead in Chambers Global 2016 (www.dwpv.com)
  146. ^ Hafichuk-Walkin v BCE: Manitoba Becomes the Fifth Province to Shut Down Duplicative Class Actions as “Abuse of Process” (www.dwpv.com)
  147. ^ Davies’ 2016 Corporate/Securities Law Moot (www.dwpv.com)
  148. ^ Competition Tribunal Dismisses Refusal to Deal Application Against CarProof, AutoTrader and Kijiji (www.dwpv.com)
  149. ^ Banks Face $1-Billion Class Action over Currency Market Allegations (www.dwpv.com)
  150. ^ WIND Mobile Enters into Agreement to Be Acquired by Shaw Communications (www.dwpv.com)
  151. ^ Québec Proposes Better Protection for Whistleblowers – Are We Allowing Disclosure in the Media to Get Out of Hand? (www.dwpv.com)
  152. ^ Securities Class Actions in Canada: The Supreme Court Weighs In (www.dwpv.com)
  153. ^ Léon Moubayed Named Civil and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year by the Young Bar of Montréal (www.dwpv.com)
  154. ^ Barbarians at the Firewall: Data Breaches, Cross-Border Commerce and Notification Requirements in Canada and the United States (www.dwpv.com)
  155. ^ Canadian Tax Highlights: Head of Revenu Québec Summoned (www.dwpv.com)
  156. ^ Troubles de voisinage : l’article 976 C.c.Q. et le seuil de normalité (www.dwpv.com)
  157. ^ Davies Recognized as “Simply the Best” in The Legal 500 Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  158. ^ Davies Recognized as a Leader in Chambers Canada 2016 (www.dwpv.com)
  159. ^ Global Competition Review: Private Litigation – Canada 2015 (www.dwpv.com)
  160. ^ Responding to Compulsory Production Orders from the Competition Bureau: Federal Court of Canada Provides Practical Guidance (www.dwpv.com)
  161. ^ Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje (www.dwpv.com)
  162. ^ Ninety-one Davies Lawyers Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 (www.dwpv.com)
  163. ^ Ontario Taxi Drivers Launch Class Action Against Uber as It Expands to Four More Canadian Cities – Financial Post, National Post (www.dwpv.com)
  164. ^ Leading-Edge Practices in Subsidiary Governance (www.dwpv.com)
  165. ^ Pétroles Global: Calculating Fines Imposed on Corporations (www.dwpv.com)
  166. ^ Secondary Market Liability: Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Screening Mechanism for Class Actions (www.dwpv.com)
  167. ^ Davies Continues as a Leader in Chambers Global 2015 (www.dwpv.com)
  168. ^ Davies’ 2015 Corporate/Securities Law Moot (www.dwpv.com)
  169. ^ Experts Only (www.dwpv.com)
  170. ^ Davies Named Litigation Firm of the Year in Québec and National Competition Firm of the Year by Benchmark Canada (www.dwpv.com)
  171. ^ Respondents in Conspiracy Prosecution Have Right to Information Obtained Under Competition Bureau’s Immunity and Leniency Programs (www.dwpv.com)
  172. ^ Lexpert Magazine Recognizes Davies in Six of the Top 10 Deals of 2014, Including Deal of the Year (www.dwpv.com)
  173. ^ Supreme Court of Canada Establishes Duty of Honesty in Contractual Performance: Bhasin v Hrynew (www.dwpv.com)
  174. ^ Parent Company Liability for Foreign Subsidiary’s Actions – Alarming New Trend? (www.dwpv.com)
  175. ^ Trolls, Hopping, Ambush and Hold-up: Emerging International Approaches to the Intersection of Competition and Patent Law (www.dwpv.com)
  176. ^ Warrantless Access To Identity of Internet User Amounts to Unreasonable Search (www.dwpv.com)
  177. ^ Prison Term Imposed for Violation of Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (www.dwpv.com)
  178. ^ Office québécois de la langue française Dealt a Significant Loss by Québec Superior Court (www.dwpv.com)
  179. ^ Québec’s New Code of Civil Procedure – Highlights and Preliminary Comments (www.dwpv.com)
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