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Lexpert Special Edition on Litigation 2018

The Lexpert Special Editions profiles selected Lexpert-ranked lawyers whose focus is in Corporate, Infrastructure, Energy and Litigation law and relevant practices. It also includes feature articles on legal aspects of Canadian business issues.

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WWW.LEXPERT.CA | 2018 | LEXPERT 29 Lapierre, Stéphanie Stikeman Elliott LLP (514) 397-3029 slapierre@stikeman.com Ms. Lapierre is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice focuses on corporate and securities law where she represents reporting issuers in connection with contested transactions and internal investigations and enforcement proceedings instituted in response to allegations made by whistleblowers and with investigations instituted by securities regulators. Laing, Andrea Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (416) 863-4159 andrea.laing@blakes.com Ms. Laing is recognized for her expertise in securities litigation, including cross-border disputes and class actions, enforcement and compliance matters and investigations. She has successfully argued cases at all levels of court as a versatile and creative lawyer with an ability to synthesize complex aspects of securities regulation for the courts and to grapple with novel issues and claims. Kwinter, Alfred Singer Kwinter (416) 961-2882 akwinter@singerkwinter.com Mr. Kwinter founded the firm Singer Kwinter in 1974 with Morris Singer. He has appeared as counsel at all court levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and has achieved some of Canada's largest jury awards for punitive damages against an insurer. He is certified by the LSO as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, and is a past director of The Advocates' Society and Medico-Legal Society. Kuehl, Cynthia B. Lerners LLP (416) 601-2363 ckuehl@lerners.ca Ms. Kuehl is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, and has appeared at all levels of court. Her commercial litigation and arbitration practice focuses on land development and municipal litigation, and complex shareholder and contractual disputes. She is a past recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Award recognizing women in law and is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation. Kryworuk, Peter W. Lerners LLP (519) 640-6317 pkryworuk@lerners.ca Mr. Kryworuk has extensive trial and appellate experience in medical and professional liability, class action, commercial litigation, and personal injury and insurance litigation. He is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation and a Fellow of the ACTL. He is a member of the Board of The Advocates' Society. Kroft, QC, Edwin G. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (416) 863-2500 ed.kroft@blakes.com Mr. Kroft is a leading tax litigation and transfer pricing lawyer acting for major Canadian and multinational companies on their most complex disputes. He appears before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS IN THE WAKE OF THE SCC TRILOGY THAT LAID OUT A ROBUST INTERPRETATION OF THE LEAVE STANDARD, THERE'S BEEN A SLOWDOWN IN THE NUMBER OF CANADIAN SECURITIES CLASS ACTIONS By Julius Melnitzer ere was no shortage of doubters aer the Su- preme Court of Canada (SCC) released its land- mark 2015 trilogy setting the standard that plain- tiffs must meet to satisfy the leave threshold for filing secondary market securities class actions. "One plaintiff 's lawyer I was facing called it nothing but a speed bump," says Matthew Milne- Smith of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto. "But it was a speed bump that wrecked his case." From all appearances, the trilogy — Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Green, Silver v. Imax Corporation and Trustees of the Millwright

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