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Gavin H. Finlayson


Commercial Litigation, Class Actions and Franchise Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.5762

Gavin Finlayson practises commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on insolvency litigation, class actions and franchise law. He appears before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Gavin represents clients in a variety of industries and business sectors ranging from manufacturers to bondholders to biotech companies.

Prior to joining the firm in February 2005, Gavin practised litigation at another prominent law firm.

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  • Nortel Networks – representing bondholders with claims in excess of U.S. $4 billion in ongoing proceedings pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).
  • Smurfit-Stone – representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in litigation proceedings involving a $200 million intercompany claim.
  • Canwest Global Communications Inc. – representing Catalyst Capital Group Inc. in a bid to obtain a controlling stake in Canwest.

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