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We are thrilled to announce that Ivan Whitehall, Q.C. has once again been named one of the Best Lawyers in Canada! The 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada was released today and recognized Ivan once again for his work in Aboriginal Law and International Arbitration: http://www.bestlawyers.com. Congratulations Ivan!

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By James Plotkin In 108 Media Corporation v. BGOI Films Inc., 2019 ONSC 880, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice re-affirmed the predominant line of case law in Ontario holding that when parties insert the words “final and binding” into an arbitration agreement, they intend to preclude an appeal under section 45 of the Arbitration Act, 1991, […]Continue reading

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The Supreme Court of Canada will soon revisit the Dunsmuir framework for the standard of review applicable to administrative action in the trio of appeals (Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov (37784), Bell Canada et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) (37896) and National Football League et al.  v. Canada (Attorney General) (37897)) Alyssa […]Continue reading

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Our own James Plotkin was interviewed recently on the lawsuits commenced by movie rights holders against thousands of Canadians for alleged illegal download of content such as movies and TV shows. https://www.vice.com/fr_ca/article/zm5bwa/les-poursuites-pour-telechargements-illegaux-sont-en-hausse-au-canada https://torrentfreak.com/movie-outfits-are-quietly-targeting-canadian-file-sharers-in-court-180904/ https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/09/07/canadians-sued-file-sharing_a_23520421/ https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/media/massive-infringement-movie-rights-holders-are-suing-illegal-downloaders-and-winning https://ottawacitizen.com/telecom/media/massive-infringement-movie-rights-holders-are-suing-illegal-downloaders-and-winning/wcm/9fd319c5-903d-4956-bc8a-4972f8f4dfa7 https://vancouversun.com/telecom/media/massive-infringement-movie-rights-holders-are-suing-illegal-downloaders-and-winning/wcm/168751a6-bcc0-48af-ad5d-95f296724123 https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/top-court-makes-it-more-expensive-to-sue-online-movie-pirates Radio interview: https://soundcloud.com/user-965676831/jim-harrison-show-james-plotkin-sept-11?

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We are honoured to have Michel Bastarache and Ivan Whitehall launch our arbitration practice group and offer their services as arbitrators/mediators. Our amazing group of lawyers at the firm also provide support to the arbitrators in both domestic and international arbitrations. http://digital.ontarioreports.ca/ontarioreports/20180629/?pg=45&pm=2&u1=friend

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  On March 23, 2018 in Vienna, Austria, Juris Publishing will launch its latest arbitration-related publication: Handbook on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration. The book offers general and country-specific information on third-party funding in both commercial and investor-state matters. Caza Saikaley’s James Plotkin co-authored the chapter addressing third-party funding in Canada as it applies to […]Continue reading

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