Stuart Svonkin is a civil litigator whose practice focuses on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters, with an emphasis on large, complex business cases. He has extensive experience dealing with technology licensing and development disputes, copyright and other intellectual property issues, media and privacy law, Internet and electronic commerce matters, product liability cases, insurance issues, class action proceedings, employment-related actions, and constitutional and Charter litigation. He has also acted as counsel and as an independent supervising solicitor in cases involving Anton Piller orders.
Stuart acts for clients engaged in a variety of industries, including high-technology manufacturers, computer hardware and software companies, cable television companies, the media, banks and other financial institutions, insurance companies, and Internet-based businesses. Drawing on his litigation experience in the United States as well as in Ontario, Stuart regularly serves as counsel in Ontario litigation involving U.S.-based parties or related U.S.-based litigation.
Stuart has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, before the Federal Court of Canada, and before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared in domestic and international arbitrations, and before a variety of administrative tribunals.
Stuart regularly teaches, writes and lectures on subjects including trial and appellate advocacy, intellectual property issues, privilege, class action practice and arbitration.