Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Stikeman Elliott’s award-winning litigators are unique in their practical approach and ability to bring a clear understanding of our clients’ business objectives to each file. Drawing upon the subject matter expertise of the team, as well as other experts across the firm, we tailor our approach to minimize risk and overcome legal challenges through creative solutions. Our team will design and aggressively pursue litigation strategies that give our clients a strategic advantage in achieving their desired results, whether through a successful outcome in court or a favourable settlement.

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group was recently awarded the Chambers Canada 2019 Litigation Law Firm of the Year” award, which recognizes the firm as a top partner for clients faced with critical litigation matters. Our strengths span across industries and include expertise in such areas as product liability, securities regulation, competition/antitrust, directors’ and officers’ liability, and many others. We are also known for devising effective tactics in defending class actions and utilizing alternative dispute resolution strategies to advance client objectives. Our group members are regularly retained by boards of directors and senior management of public corporations to conduct independent investigations and inquiries on a range of sensitive legal and ethical issues.

Members of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group act on a broad range of proceedings, from injunction applications to trials and appeals at all levels of provincial and federal courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the full spectrum of regulatory tribunals and arbitrations. We have also earned a reputation as cross-border specialists, working in collaborative teams with lawyers and experts from other jurisdictions on multijurisdictional lawsuits, to ensure that the Canadian piece of litigation fits into global legal strategies.

Our Expertise

  • Commercial contracts
  • Competition/antitrust matters
  • Constitutional and administrative law matters
  • Consumer protection
  • Defamation
  • Directors' and officers' liability
  • Fraud
  • Human rights
  • Medical devices
  • Professional negligence
  • Real estate and construction
  • Regulatory matters
  • Securities regulators
 
 
 
Accolades
  • Chambers Canada 2020 for Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Canada Awards 2019
  • Chambers Global 2019 for Dispute Resolution - Canada
  • Competition Litigation Firm of the Year  - Benchmark Canada Awards 2019
  • Quebec Firm of the Year - Benchmark Canada Awards 2018
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