WeirFoulds welcomes new partner Benjamin Bathgate to the firm as Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Benjamin Bathgate has joined the firm’s partnership as Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

As the newest member of the partnership, Ben is recognized throughout the profession as a leading corporate commercial litigator, and brings extensive experience in several specialized areas of litigation, including fraud, emergency relief, asset tracing and recovery, internal and government investigations (cross-border and national) and transactional disputes. Over the course of his career, Ben has built a far-reaching cross-border practice and network, providing practical, multi-jurisdictional solutions for business challenges facing a diverse global client base.

Ben has considerable experience representing clients at all levels of court in Canada, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as leading teams in complex arbitrations. He has acted as lead counsel on a number of precedent-setting cases, most recently involving cross-border digital asset tracing and seizure proceedings, where he obtained the first reported Anton Piller Order on cryptocurrency in Canada in a case that was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek.

The Commercial Litigation team that Ben joins focuses on representing clients on a broad range of commercial disputes, including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, class actions, negligence and professional liability, fraud and deceit, cross-border litigation, and more.

“Ben has built his career on finding innovative solutions to complex litigation matters, particularly pertaining to emerging technologies where there is very little legal precedent,” said Co-Managing Partners Denise Baker and Wayne Egan in a joint statement. “We are thrilled to welcome him as the newest member of our partnership, and are very excited about the value that his expertise will bring to our clients.”

To learn more about Benjamin Bathgate, please visit his profile page.

To learn more about the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, click here.

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