Cross-Border Litigation in Canada: What US Lawyers Need to Know

Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 03, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Lisa C. Munro
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About Lerners LLP

Lerners LLP is one of Ontario's largest firms, with offices in London and Toronto.  The Toronto office specializes in litigation of all kinds and is now one of the city’s largest litigation boutiques.  In fact, the Toronto office was recently recognized by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of Canada’s top 10 litigation boutiques.  It has expertise in complex business litigation including shareholder disputes, banking litigation, class actions,  directors’ and officers’ liability, and cross-border proceedings (such as enforcement of foreign judgments, letters rogatory, cross-border collection of evidence,  and advice to individuals and corporations conducting business in the United States and Canada.)  In 2015,  Lerners  has been ranked as one of Ontario's Top 10 Regional Firms by peers, colleagues, and clients in an annual survey conducted by Canadian Lawyer magazine.  The London office offers a full range of services to clients in southwestern Ontario.    In total, over 100 highly skilled and experienced lawyers, with the help of more than 200 dedicated support staff, share expertise and resources to deliver exceptional client service.


About Lawson Lundell LLP

Ranked as the top regional firm in Canada by Chambers and Partners, Lawson Lundell LLP is a recognized leader in commercial law with specialities in regulatory and commercial litigation with recognized experience in Aboriginal, environmental, labour and employment, and insolvency. The firm is equally strong in mining, energy, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, pension & employee benefits, real estate and tax. With over 120 lawyers located in offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Yellowknife, Lawson Lundell is a leading Canadian business law firm known for its practical, strategic approach to legal and business problems.  Lawson Lundell is ranked as one of the top three corporate firms in Vancouver by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. The firm’s lawyers are repeatedly recognized in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as among the best in their fields, and have achieved significant recognition in Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global. Lawson Lundell was named Firm of the Year in Energy/Resource Litigation at the Benchmark Canada Awards 2015. The firm’s commercial litigation group is exclusively focused on business clients and is distinguished by its strength across a large number of critical niche areas including commercial, securities and corporate litigation, including shareholder disputes, and class action defence.  The group has a wide geographic reach, as evidenced by the volume of its international arbitrations and litigation files.


About NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.


About Cambridge LLP

Cambridge LLP is a truly unique law firm. We combine years of experience with a dedication to the highest ideals of client service. But what makes us more effective than other law firms is our combination of focused expertise with a dynamic results-oriented approach. We understand the myriad of diverse legal challenges facing entrepreneurs, businesses and governments in today’s increasingly complicated global legal environment. Our commitment and mission is to find ingenious solutions and relentlessly pursue our clients’ interests.

At Cambridge, we have the resources to tackle the most complex engagements while remaining agile and flexible enough to assist our clients with virtually any legal challenge. While many law firms are concerned with maximizing hourly rates and billable hours, we are dedicated to finding creative and efficient solutions to our clients’ legal issues. We employ a “team approach” to legal engagements, ensuring that all legal services are provided at the appropriate level of experience and expertise.

Above all we respect and protect our clients’ interests assiduously. Confidentiality and client privacy are always priorities at Cambridge LLP.

With offices in Toronto, North York and Burlington, we are well positioned to assist clients from across Canada and around the world. We have developed a special focus and expertise in serving the legal interests and requirements of individuals, businesses and governments on an international level. Many of our clients are referred to us by lawyers at some of the worlds’ most prestigious and accomplished law firms. Our Cross-Border Litigation Group has achieved a reputation for excellence in service and is recognized by legal counsel and their clients throughout the world as a key resource when legal issues cross borders.