Ben has a broad commercial litigation practice. He acts for clients on fraud matters, internal investigations, jurisdictional disputes, class actions, insolvency and restructuring matters, and commercial arbitrations. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including the commercial list), British Columbia Supreme Court, Federal Court of Canada, and in international and domestic commercial arbitrations.
Ben is a contributor to canadianfraudlaw.com and globalclassactionsblog.com.
Representative Legal Matters
- Represented a US railway in domestic commercial arbitration concerning disputed tariff obligations.
- Represented a US railway in a patent infringement action in the Federal Court.
- Represented an energy and mining company in obtaining a Mareva injunction and enforcing a foreign arbitral award in Canada.
- Represented a Mexican hydroponic farming company in a Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation arbitration.
- Represented a publicly traded company in an international arbitration concerning a biotech licensing dispute, under the Canadian Arbitration Association Rules.
- Represented a foreign exchange company in obtaining a Mareva injunction against a former employee who had defrauded the company.
- Represented a textile manufacturer in a shareholder dispute and related insolvency proceedings.
- Represented a Swiss medical device manufacturer in a jurisdictional dispute.
- Regularly advises on jurisdiction and dispute resolution clauses.
- Regularly advises on compliance matters.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Bar Association - Member
- Ontario Bar Association - Member
- The Advocates' Society - Member
- Ontario~Canada (2018)
- Queen's University (JD) (2017)
- Concordia University (BA, Honours) (2013)
- Co-author, SNC-Lavalin Probation Order Issued in Connection with Guilty Plea, Canadian Fraud Law, 28 January 2020
- Co-author, Supreme Court Confirms that Lawyer is Liable for Advising Clients to Invest in Fraudulent Scheme, Canadian Fraud Law, 8 April 2019
- Co-author, Bank allowed to allege fraud in second ‘Kick at the Can', Canadian Fraud Law, 29 March 2019