Jason Woycheshyn's practice is focused on complex litigation including corporate commercial disputes, securities litigation, fraud investigations and recovery and professional negligence matters.
Jason has motion, application, trial and appeal experience before all courts in Ontario and Alberta, as well as a number of administrative and regulatory boards and tribunals. He has experience in securities regulatory and enforcement matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, directors' and officers' liability, oppression proceedings, derivative actions, and class proceedings. As part of his fraud law practice, Jason has experience in obtaining Mareva injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders, Anton Piller orders and assisting in fraud investigations. Jason has special expertise in e-discovery and record management issues in complex litigation.
In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Jason has significant experience in health law and estates litigation.
Jason has authored and presented several papers and presentations relating to litigation matters and has been published in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation and the National Banking Law Review. Jason has also lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Western Ontario on various commercial litigation topics.
Jason volunteers his time as part of the Ontario Securities Commission's Litigation Assistance Program, providing representation and advice to unrepresented respondents in securities enforcement proceedings. He is a member of The Advocates' Society, the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association and serves as a director of the Thomas More Lawyers' Guild of Toronto and Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Toronto.
Before joining Bennett Jones, Jason served as a law clerk with both the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench.
Most recently, Jason was selected as an international election observer for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
- VimpelCom Ltd. in connection with its sale process and disposition of their debt and equity interests in the Globalive group of companies in Canada, including Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (WIND Mobile), including the forgiveness or sale of approximately $2 billion of debt owed by WIND Mobile and the sale of their equity interests in WIND Mobile for approximately $130 million. Read more
- Representation of the Special Committee of Coventree Inc. in connection with an investigation by the Ontario Securities Commission into the Canadian asset-backed commercial paper market - Re Coventree Inc., 2011LNONOSC 757 and Re Coventree Inc., 2011 LNONOSC 988.
- Representation of a major financial institution in connection with a fraud recovery lawsuit to seek recovery of losses arising from a sophisticated cheque-kiting scheme involving the cycling of hundreds of millions of dollars in Canada and the United States – Bank of Montreal v. Mair Faibish et al.
2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Jason W.J. Woycheshyn, Leading Lawyers to Watch - Litigation - Corporate Commercial
2016, Who's Who Legal: Canada
Jason W.J. Woycheshyn, recognized, E-Discovery Practitioners
Jason W.J. Woycheshyn, received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
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