Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is one of the leading litigation law firms in Ottawa. Our Commercial Litigation Group has the depth of experience to assist you in any kind of business conflict or commercial dispute.
Many commercial contracts contain a “forum selection clause”. This sets out the court and country that will have jurisdiction over any litigation that may result from a contractual dispute. If a party commences a legal proceeding in a different forum than the one set out in the contract, the other party may attempt to stay the proceedings and enforce the forum selection clause.
Many potential commercial litigants have been looking for a more efficient system through which to resolve disputes. For better or worse, arbitration clauses have become the go-to mechanism of conflict resolution adopted in many commercial agreements.
As legal fees continue to rise, business professionals are often faced with a difficult decision. Should I attempt to resolve this dispute on my own, or should I retain a lawyer with expertise in dispute resolution?
On December 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated decision in a trilogy of shareholder class actions under the secondary market liability provisions of the Ontario Securities Act.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently provided important guidance in terms of when a claim is discovered for limitations purposes in the context of a continuing breach of contract.