David Gruber is Co-Head of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and practises in the areas of corporate/commercial litigation, arbitration, restructuring and insolvency, and class actions. He has appeared regularly in the superior and appellate courts of British Columbia and Ontario and in the Federal Court, and has acted in several reported cases. As well, David has significant experience in both international and domestic arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes, and in negotiating and advising on dispute settlements.
David’s corporate/commercial litigation experience has encompassed shareholder and partnership disputes (including oppression claims), breach of contract cases, securities matters and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty. Further, he has regularly acted on fraud and asset recovery matters, including having significant experience in obtaining Norwich orders, Mareva injunctions, Anton Pillar orders, orders in regard to fraudulent conveyances and preferences, restitution orders and disclosure orders. He has acted for corporations of all sizes, professional firms, governments, public and quasi-public institutions and for private individuals.
In the area of restructuring and insolvency, David has acted for acquirors, monitors, trustees and receivers, as well as for creditors and other affected parties, primarily in large-scale Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act matters.
David completed an undergraduate degree in architecture and worked for a time on the editorial staff of an architectural magazine before entering law school. Following graduation, he articled and practised with a prominent litigation boutique in Victoria, British Columbia, which specializes in constitutional/ administrative and commercial litigation. He took time out of his practice to do a master’s degree in law at the University of Cambridge in 1998. In 2010 David was awarded a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.