Commercial Litigation

Complex commercial litigation is our specialty. WeirFoulds LLP has litigated significant commercial cases since 1860.

We are dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for our clients. To this end, we relentlessly pursue excellence in both written and oral advocacy. We have extensive experience before all levels of the courts and administrative tribunals, before arbitrators, and with cross-border disputes. We are regularly retained by other lawyers to act as appellate counsel in commercial appeals.

Our commercial litigators’ skills and successes have been repeatedly recognized by the legal community and in legal directories and publications. Our lawyers play leadership roles in the legal profession and are held in high regard by the bench and the bar.

We know how to manage efficiently large-scale, document-intensive cases, and develop a solid grasp of all aspects of a file. We are responsive to our clients’ needs, and understand the importance of providing advice and options to clients in a timely and candid fashion.

The depth of our experience and expertise in commercial litigation is enhanced by our access to WeirFoulds’ other practice groups, which include leaders in areas such as corporate and securities, bankruptcy and insolvency, real estate and leasing, employment, tax, and public law.

We represent clients in relation to a broad range of commercial disputes, including:

  • contract disputes
  • shareholder disputes, oppression and other corporate remedies
  • partnership and joint venture disputes
  • directors’ and officers’ liability
  • breach of fiduciary duties
  • securities litigation
  • class actions
  • commercial arbitrations
  • injunctions and other extraordinary remedies
  • negligence and professional liability
  • tort claims
  • real property and leasing litigation
  • environmental litigation
  • regulatory proceedings
  • creditors’ rights and receiverships
  • tenders and bid-rigging
  • fraud and deceit
  • technology-related disputes
  • cross-border litigation
  • appeals


Visit our Commercial Litigation Insights blog which offers feature commentary on corporate/commercial disputes, including contract and shareholder disputes, class actions, cross-border litigation, regulatory issues, and appeals and arbitrations. The blog also includes case comments on recent decisions and developments.

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