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WeirFoulds partners listed in the Lexpert Special Edition – Litigation

December 3, 2018
Bryan Finlay QC, W. A. Derry Millar, J. Gregory Richards, Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Bryan Finlay QC, Derry Millar, Greg Richards and Frank Walwyn are recognized in the 2018 Lexpert® Special Edition – Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers.

WeirFoulds recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada

November 13, 2018
Caroline E. Abela, Glenn W. Ackerley, Bryan Finlay QC, W. A. Derry Millar, Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada. Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. Each lawyer was selected based upon survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. These results highlight the firm's expertise across a range of practice areas.

Privacy Breaches: New Mandatory Notification Requirements Under PIPEDA

November 2, 2018

As of November 1st, 2018 new mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA") and the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations came into force.

WeirFoulds' Glenn Ackerley speaks liability claims limitations with Daily Commercial News

October 30, 2018
Glenn W. Ackerley

WeirFoulds Construction Practice Group Chair, Glenn Ackerley, spoke with Daily Commercial News last week about the Limitations Act, 2002, which was passed on Jan. 1, 2004, and its significance as of Jan. 1, 2019.

WeirFoulds welcomes Marie-Pier Nadeau to the Subrogation & Recovery Practice Group

October 19, 2018
Raj Datt, Marie-Pier Nadeau

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Marie-Pier Nadeau has joined the firm as a part of the Subrogation & Recovery Practice Group.

Beyond borders: Where in the world is… Kayla Theeuwen?

October 11, 2018
Kayla Theeuwen

WeirFoulds Associate Kayla Theeuwen has packed her bags and jetted off to Jamaica. No, not for a client matter – this trip is different from the ones she has been accustomed to over the last few years: she's headed back to academe! Kayla will spend the next six months at the Norman Manley Law School in Kingston, Jamaica, where she will complete a course of training leading to the award of a Legal Education Certificate (LEC).

WeirFoulds Partners Listed in Lexpert Report On Business - Infrastructure Special Edition 2018

October 1, 2018
Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, Barnet H. Kussner, Christopher J. Tzekas, Robert B. Warren

We are pleased to announce that five partners are listed in the 2018 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers. The Lexpert Special Edition – Infrastructure profiles a diverse group of Lexpert-ranked practitioners that serve the Infrastructure sector (including Public-Private Partnerships).

WeirFoulds recognized in 2019 Chambers Canada Guide

September 24, 2018
Glenn W. Ackerley, Clare E. Burns, Bryan Finlay QC, Barnet H. Kussner

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been recognized in Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business. In the 2019 edition, three of our partners are ranked as leaders in their fields.

WeirFoulds welcomes two new associates

September 21, 2018
Eva Guo, Kate Stephens

WeirFoulds is pleased to welcome two new associates to the firm. Eva Guo joins the firm with a focus on securities and corporate law. Kate Stephens joins the firm with a focus on wills, trusts and estates.

WeirFoulds welcomes four new associates

September 19, 2018
Kelsey Gordon, Mike McDonald, Kartiga Thavaraj

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that four new associates have joined our team of lawyers this month after summering and articling at the firm. We are excited to welcome back Shalome Barrow, Kelsey Gordon, Mike McDonald and Kartiga Thavaraj.

WeirFoulds Partner Frank Walwyn will speak at the OECS Bar Association's Regional Law Conference in St. Kitts

September 12, 2018
Nadia Chiesa, Kayla Theeuwen, Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds Partner Frank Walwyn will speak at the OECS Bar Association's 15th Regional Law Conference in St. Kitts, which runs from September 14-16, 2018. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Influence of Technology on the Law." On the first day of the conference, Frank will discuss the importance of authentication in an era of e-commerce, and how it impacts cases involving fraud and theft. 

WeirFoulds Associate Kayla Theeuwen comments on risk of public registers in British overseas territories

September 5, 2018
Kayla Theeuwen

In a recent article in Financier Worldwide, "UK targets overseas territories transparency", Associate Kayla Theeuwen shared her views about the imposition of public registers in British overseas territories (OTs) and how they will impact corporate entities domiciled in those jurisdictions.

Partner Caroline Abela appointed Member-at-Large of the CBA's Wills, Estates and Trusts section executive

September 4, 2018
Caroline E. Abela

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Partner, Caroline Abela, has been appointed to the role of Member-at-Large of the Canadian Bar Association's Wills, Estates and Trusts section executive.

WeirFoulds Partner Recognized as Leading Lawyer in 2018 Lexpert Special Edition – Energy

August 31, 2018
Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Partner, Robert Warren, is listed in the 2018 Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy, as a leading lawyer in the category.

Partner Raj Datt Discusses Subrogation Claims in a Construction Case in "Timing is Everything"

August 23, 2018
Raj Datt

WeirFoulds Subrogation and Recovery Practice Group Chair, Raj Datt, provides an overview of the subrogation claim and decision in the recent construction case, Maio v. Mer Mechanical Inc., 2018 ONSC 4426.

Best Lawyers in Canada Recognizes Two WeirFoulds Partners as Toronto "Lawyers of the Year"

August 21, 2018
Clare E. Burns, Bryan Finlay QC

Among our 34 lawyers listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada are seasoned litigators Clare Burns and Bryan Finlay, who are also recognized as Toronto "Lawyers of the Year".

WeirFoulds Partner, Raj Anand, will be Honoured at the 2018 Grant's Desi Achievers Awards

August 14, 2018
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Partner, Raj Anand will be recognized as a high achiever in Canada's South Asian community at this year's Grant's Desi Achievers Awards Gala on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

WeirFoulds Congratulates Bryan Finlay, Q.C. on Being Awarded The Advocates' Society Medal

August 13, 2018
Bryan Finlay QC

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Bryan Finlay, Q.C. will be awarded The Advocates' Society Medal at a gala dinner in February 2019. 

The Advocates' Society Medal is the highest expression of esteem that the Society can convey to one of its members. It is intended to honour those who have demonstrated clearly their pre-eminence as counsel and who are acknowledged unequivocally as leaders of the bar, who have been dedicated and active members of The Advocates' Society, and who have made a significant contribution to the profession of law and to the well-being of the community at large.

Frank Walwyn Named One of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada for 2018

August 7, 2018
Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Partner, Frank Walwyn, has been named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada for 2018 by Canadian Lawyer. Frank's highly successful corporate and commercial litigation practice extends beyond Canadian borders to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis, where he is also licensed to practice.

Congratulations to Marie-Andrée Vermette on Becoming Chair of the Education Standing Committee of The Advocates' Society

July 31, 2018
Marie-Andrée Vermette

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Marie-Andrée Vermette has been appointed Chair of the Education Standing Committee of The Advocates' Society (TAS). She will hold the position for the 2018–2019 term.

Clare Burns Top-Ranked by Chambers HNW in Private Wealth Disputes Category

July 26, 2018
Clare E. Burns

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Clare Burns, Partner, trusts and estates, has been ranked in the top category in the Private Wealth Disputes — Canada category by Chambers HNW: The World's Leading High Net Worth Advisors. 

WeirFoulds congratulates Bianca La Neve on being elected as a Member-at-Large of the OBA's Trusts and Estates Section Executive

July 18, 2018
Bianca V. La Neve

Congratulations to Bianca La Neve, Partner, Wills and Estates, on being elected as a Member-at-Large of the Trusts and Estates Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association for the coming year.

WeirFoulds congratulates Lisa Danay on being appointed as Vice-Chair of the OBA's Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section

July 16, 2018
Lisa Danay Wallace

WeirFoulds congratulates Lisa Danay, Associate, information technology and intellectual property, on being appointed to the role of Vice-Chair of the Executive of the OBA's Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section for the coming year.

WeirFoulds is listed in the Canadian Lawyer Inhouse Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms

July 3, 2018

WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that we have been listed in the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms feature in the July/August edition of Canadian Lawyer Inhouse magazine as determined by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

WeirFoulds Welcomes Raj Datt as Chair of the Subrogation & Recovery Practice Group

June 26, 2018
Raj Datt

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Raj Datt has joined the firm as a partner to Chair the Subrogation & Recovery Practice Group.

Introducing the Commercial Litigation Insights Blog

June 25, 2018
Caroline E. Abela, Lia Boritz, John M. Buhlman, Nadia Chiesa, Jeff G. Cowan, Bryan Finlay QC, Megan L. Mah, Les J. O'Connor, Hayley Peglar, Kenneth Prehogan, J. Gregory Richards, Michael Statham, Caitlin E. Steven, Kayla Theeuwen, Marie-Andrée Vermette

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Commercial Litigation Insights blog. The launch of Commercial Litigation Insights continues WeirFoulds' commitment to thought leadership and informing our clients of the latest legal developments that might affect their business.

Caroline Abela Receives 2018 Lexpert® Zenith Award Celebrating Mid-Career Excellence

June 20, 2018
Caroline E. Abela

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that our partner, Caroline Abela, was selected as a 2018 Lexpert® Zenith Award winner. Winners of this award were selected based on achievement and notable contribution in social responsibility.

WeirFoulds Congratulates Megan Mah on being elected and appointed to two OBA Law Sections

June 14, 2018
Megan L. Mah

Congratulations to Megan Mah on being elected to the Executive of the OBA's Labour & Employment Law Section and  appointed to the Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights Law Section  for the coming year.

Sandra Astolfo Inducted into the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers as a new Fellow

June 5, 2018

Sandra Astolfo has been inducted into the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers as a new Fellow. We congratulate Sandra on receiving this well-deserved professional recognition. 

The formal induction ceremony took place on Saturday, June 2nd at the College's 20th anniversary conference held in Banff, Alberta. Admittance into the College is by special invitation only, and the candidate's nomination must have received the unanimous support of all 88 current Fellows from across the country.

The purpose of the College is to facilitate and encourage the association of outstanding lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice or teaching of construction law and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law.

WeirFoulds Women holds clothing drive for Dress for Success Toronto and Dress Your Best Toronto

April 18, 2018
Megan L. Mah, Kayla Theeuwen

Associates Kayla Theeuwen and Megan Mah, members of the WeirFoulds Women group (WFW), recently spearheaded a firm-wide clothing drive to collect donations of professional attire to be delivered to Dress for Success Toronto and Dress Your Best Toronto.

WeirFoulds Congratulates Raj Anand for Receiving the 2018 OBA Award for Distinguished Service

April 17, 2018
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Raj Anand, Senior Partner and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, will be the recipient (along with Justice Michael Tulloch) of the 2018 OBA Award for Distinguished Service.

WeirFoulds partner Marie-Andrée Vermette appointed to the first Board of Governors for the Université de l'Ontario français

April 11, 2018
Marie-Andrée Vermette

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Marie-Andrée Vermette has been appointed to the first Board of Governors for the Université de l'Ontario français. WeirFoulds a le plaisir d'annoncer que Marie-Andrée Vermette a été nommée membre du premier conseil d'administration de l'Université de l'Ontario français.

Nikiforos Iatrou Discusses Public Interest Privilege with Law Times

April 4, 2018

WeirFoulds partner and Chair of the Competition Group, Nikiforos Iatrou, discussed the recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling regarding the federal Commissioner of Competition's power to assert privilege over documents in the article "Clarification over document privilege welcome move: Focus on ‘This decision will result in fairer fights'", featured in the March 26, 2018 edition of Law Times.

The WeirFoulds Caribbean Practice Group brings Carnival spirit to Bay Street

March 6, 2018
Nadia Chiesa, Kayla Theeuwen, Frank E. Walwyn

On Thursday, 22 February, the WeirFoulds Caribbean Practice Group brought the Carnival spirit to Bay Street with steel pans, jerk chicken and dancing at the WeirFoulds 2018 Caribbean Fête.

Nikiforos Iatrou rises in the rankings of Chambers Global 2018 for strength in Competition Law

February 16, 2018

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou, Partner and head of the Competition Practice Group, has once again been ranked by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers 2018 in the Competition/Antitrust: Litigators — Canada practice category.

WeirFoulds is a Proud Sponsor of the Arnup Cup 2018

February 9, 2018
John M. Buhlman, J. Gregory Richards, Marie-Andrée Vermette

WeirFoulds is proud to continue to sponsor the Arnup Cup, an annual trial advocacy competition for Ontario law schools, organized by The Advocates' Society.

Kelsey Gordon summarizes the Driving Competition: The Interface between Competition and Intellectual Property Law OBA Panel featuring Nikiforos Iatrou

January 22, 2018

WeirFoulds Student at Law Kelsey K. Gordon penned a summary of the November 22, 2017 panel discussion "Driving Competition: The Interface between Competition and Intellectual Property Law" organized by the Ontario Bar Association's Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law section. The summary has been published to the OBA Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law section website.

WeirFoulds Competition Practice Recognized by the Global Competition Review's GCR 100

January 19, 2018
Kayla Theeuwen

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the firm's competition practice has been recommended  in this year's Global Competition Review's GCR 100.

WeirFoulds Partners Named in the 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

December 13, 2017
Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, Bryan Finlay QC

We are pleased to announce that Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, and Bryan Finlay QC have been ranked in the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

WeirFoulds proudly supports the RODA-OBA Annual Diversity Conference

November 23, 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to sponsor the Roundtable of Diversity Association's 3rd Annual Diversity Conference in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association.

WeirFoulds partners listed in Lexpert US Cross-Border Guide – Litigation

November 23, 2017
Bryan Finlay QC, W. A. Derry Millar

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Bryan Finlay QC, Derry Millar and Nikiforos Iatrou are listed in the 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

FACL Honours Raj Anand with Lifetime Achievement Award

November 20, 2017
Raj Anand

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) Ontario honoured Raj Anand, WeirFoulds Senior Partner and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, with their 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

WeirFoulds lawyers volunteer time for Make a Will Month

October 31, 2017
Caroline E. Abela, Megan L. Mah, Hayley Peglar

November is Make a Will month and the Toronto Public Library and the Ontario Bar Association have teamed up to bring lawyers to local library branches.

WeirFoulds partners recognized as leading lawyers in 2017 Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy

October 30, 2017
Wayne T. Egan, Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Wayne Egan and Robert Warren are listed in the 2017 Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy.

Raj Anand contributes to Canada at 150: Building a Free and Democratic Society

October 16, 2017
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Raj Anand has contributed an essay to the LexisNexis one-of-a-kind publication, Canada at 150: Building a Free and Democratic Society.

Caroline Abela speaks all about shareholders for FEX Café Lunch Series

October 12, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

FEX Members Jeff Noble, BDO, and Caroline Abela, WeirFoulds LLP recently presented part one for a three part webinar series, "All About Stakeholders".

WeirFoulds supports hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean

September 19, 2017
Nadia Chiesa, Kayla Theeuwen, Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is deeply saddened by the recent devastation in the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

WeirFoulds Partner Caroline Abela is the Co-Chair of the ABA-SIL - International Private Client Committee (IPCC)

September 6, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Caroline Abela has been appointed the Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law - International Private Client Committee.

Nikiforos Iatrou and Kayla Theeuwen contribute to Today's General Counsel

August 29, 2017
Kayla Theeuwen

WeirFoulds partner Nikiforos Iatrou and associate Kayla Theeuwen contributed to the Aug/Sept issue of Today's General Counsel with their article, "‘Umbrella Damages' Forecast for Canada: Cross-border sellers beware ".

WeirFoulds congratulates Raj Anand on being named one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2017

August 8, 2017
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Raj Anand, a senior partner and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, has been named as one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2017 in the Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal law category.

Clare Burns co-authors article for estates practitioners on dealing with unusual assets

August 1, 2017
Clare E. Burns

WeirFoulds litigation partner Clare Burns co-authored an article for The Lawyer's Daily.

WeirFoulds Partner Caroline Abela Appointed Chair of the OBA Trusts and Estates Law Section

July 17, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that partner Caroline Abela has been appointed Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Law Section.

Caroline Abela co-writes about third party funding in estates litigation in the latest edition of the OBA Section Insider: Trusts and Estates Law

July 14, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

WeirFoulds partner Caroline Abela contributed an article to the latest edition of the OBA's Section Insider: Trusts and Estates Law discussing the prevalence of third party funding agreements in the Canadian market.

Marie-Andrée Vermette contributes an article on access to justice in French for Advocacy Matters

July 12, 2017
Marie-Andrée Vermette

WeirFoulds litigation partner Marie-Andrée Vermette is a contributor to the July 2017 edition of Advocacy Matters, one of the newsletters produced  by The Advocates' Society.

Jordan Glick represents The College of Chiropodists in high profile case involving disgraced foot specialist

July 12, 2017

WeirFoulds partner Jordan Glick recently represented The College of Chiropodists in a highly publicized case involving an Ottawa-based foot specialist that had his licence revoked after he admitted to treating clients with an implant, known as a stent, that he manufactured himself without Health Canada approval.

Caroline Abela contributes to the ABA-SIL - International Private Client Committee (IPCC) Summer 2017 Newsletter

July 10, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

Caroline Abela contributes to the ABA-SIL - International Private Client Committee (IPCC) Summer 2017 Newsletter

Partner Nikiforos Iatrou featured in Who's Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders – Partners

May 24, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou has been featured in Who's Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders – Partners 2017.

Benchmark Canada Recognizes Seven WeirFoulds Lawyers

April 24, 2017
Bryan Finlay QC, J. Gregory Richards, Michael Statham, Marie-Andrée Vermette, Frank E. Walwyn, Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that seven partners have been listed in the 5th edition of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Benchmark Canada identifies the leading litigation firms and lawyers in Canada through a rigorous research process involving in-depth interviews with litigators and their clients. Inclusion in the Guide is granted to lawyers and firms that display leadership and expertise in their field. Benchmark is the only legal directory to focus exclusively on litigation.

Nikiforos Iatrou and Edmond Lamek recognized in Chambers Global 2017

March 17, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou, Partner and head of the Competition Practice Group and Edmond Lamek, Partner and head of the Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring Group have been ranked once again by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers 2017 in the Competition/Antitrust: Litigators — Canada and the Restructuring/Insolvency Canada categories respectively.

Michael Swartz is the Winner of the 2016 TCIC Chancellor's Award of Excellence

February 10, 2017
Michael R. Swartz

Michael Swartz, a construction partner at WeirFoulds, has been selected by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) Nominations & Awards Committee as the winner of the 2016 TCIC Chancellor's Award of Excellence.

Kobo eBooks Nominated for a Global Competition Review Award

February 9, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the Kobo eBooks case has been shortlisted for the Global Competition Review's Annual awards for "Litigation of the year – Non-cartel prosecution: Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in a non-cartel private action."

Reminder: New AODA Accessibility Requirements for Small Employers in Ontario to Take Effect January 1, 2017

January 4, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, Ontario businesses and not-for-profit organizations with fewer than 50 employees must comply with new accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA").

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WeirFoulds Ranked Number One in the Canadian Lawyer Survey for the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms 2015

September 7, 2015

WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that the Firm has been voted by our peers and colleagues as the number one regional law firm in Canadian Lawyer's 2015 Survey for the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms. Canadian Lawyer surveyed lawyers and in-house counsel from across Canada to vote on Ontario's full-service regional firms based on regional service coverage, client base, notable mandates, service excellence and legal expertise.

WeirFoulds Acts as Co-counsel for Trillium Motor World in Class Action against GM Canada and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

July 9, 2015
Bryan Finlay QC, Michael Statham, Marie-Andrée Vermette

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Justice Thomas McEwen released his highly-anticipated judgment following the class action trial in Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.

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WeirFoulds Welcomes Alan Bromstein

July 14, 2014
Alan Bromstein

WeirFoulds is pleased to welcome Alan Bromstein to the firm where he will be continuing his advisory and advocacy practice for regulatory colleges and other clients.