Commercial Litigation 2016

Course Date: June 23, 2016

Full Course Materials
Total: 6h 12min

Welcome and Introduction

Abbas SaburShapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, Vancouver


  • framing the issues in complex commercial matters
  • pleading misrepresentations, fraud and conspiracy
  • the “legal basis”

Sean K. BoyleBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Aidan Cameron — McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Vancouver

Managing the Discovery Process

  • discovery in the electronic age
  • management, review, and analysis of large volumes of document disclosure

Kevin D. LooNathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP, Vancouver
Andi N. MackayWinteringham Mackay Law Corporation, Vancouver

Networking Break

Expert Evidence

  • when do you need expert evidence and what to do with it
  • communicating with the expert and disclosure
  • the US Daubert/Frye Standards in commercial cases

The Honourable Madam Justice Neena SharmaSupreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver
Craig P. Dennis, QCDentons Canada LLP, Vancouver
Doug A. ScullionDentons US LLP, San Francisco, CA

Networking Lunch

Planning for and Presenting Your Case at Trial

  • to bring a summary trial or not—credibility; proportionality; all or nothing; preparing the affidavits
  • trial preparations—SOPs; witness preparation; narrowing the documents; document authentication; admissions and read-ins
  • opening and closing your case; direct and cross-examinations

The Honourable Mr. Justice Ronald SkolroodSupreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver
The Honourable Madam Justice Lisa A. WarrenSupreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver
J. Kenneth McEwan, QCHunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver

Substantive Topics of Interest to the Commercial Litigator

A. Injunctions and Urgent Relief

  • interlocutory injunctions, Marevas, and Anton Piller orders
  • injunctive relief: non-competition and non-solicitation clauses 
  • jurisdictional issues

Jasmin Z. AhmadKoffman Kalef LLP, Vancouver
Jennifer L. FrancisFasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Joseph C. McArthurBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

B. Shareholder Remedies

  • proxy contests—risks, obstacles, and strategies for winning
  • statutory remedies—oppression, appointment of receivers, and winding up

Francis LamerShapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, Vancouver
Teresa TomchakFarris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

C. Fiduciary Duties

  • categories of fiduciaries and duties
  • categories of breaches
  • remedies

Brad CramerShapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, Vancouver
Mark D. Andrews, QCFasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

D. Equitable Remedies

  • constructive trusts
  • accounting and tracing
  • equitable compensation

Abbas SaburShapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, Vancouver
Howard Shapray, QC Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, Vancouver
Scott A. TurnerBurns, Fitzpatrick, Rogers, Schwartz & Turner LLP, Vancouver

Closing Comments

Abbas SaburShapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, Vancouver