Richard Swan is Co-Head of the Litigation Department and Co-chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group and carries on a focused litigation, arbitration and
dispute resolution practice. He has comprehensive and extensive trial and
appellate experience, regularly appearing before a range of tribunals, arbitral
bodies and courts, including all levels of court in Ontario and the Federal
Richard was named by Benchmark Canada as its 2015 Ontario Litigator of the Year.
Richard was a successful counsel in the Waxman litigation, one of
the best known, most extensive and factually complex commercial proceedings in
Richard's practice focuses on corporate, commercial and public
law disputes. He has experience in matters pertaining to corporate, shareholder,
oppression, securities, partnership, commercial contract, real property, injunction, domestic
and international arbitration, technology, intellectual property, licensing,
restructuring, project development, fiduciary duty, and professional negligence
disputes, among others.
Richard is recognized for his expertise and
standing in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation and dispute
resolution by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for
Business, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada, Euromoney Litigation Expert Guide and Lexpert (Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers). Chambers Global observes that his courtroom
presentation "leaves judges and even opposing counsel wide-eyed with
admiration". In 2002, Richard was named by Lexpert as one of the Top 40
Under 40 Lawyers in Canada.
As well, he regularly speaks on corporate,
civil, administration and regulatory law at professional
Richard joined Bennett Jones from another leading national
law firm. Previously, he clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal in
- Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., in connection with the sale
of Movie Distribution Income Fund's 49 percent indirect interest in
Motion Picture Distribution LP.
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