Torys has a leading corporate dispute and deal litigation practice that draws from the firm's strength in corporate finance, M&A and corporate/commercial and securities law generally.
Our practice includes expertise in the following areas of litigation.
Investor Litigation – We represent plaintiffs and defendants in class, derivative and oppression proceedings in which investors challenge conduct of the corporation or its directors and officers.
Boardroom Disputes – Our litigators are routinely involved with counseling boards and senior management on how to minimize the risk of litigation in potentially contentious situations, advising on appropriate responses to securityholder demands and proxy contests and serving as independent counsel to special committees of outside directors.
M&A Litigation – We represent both targets and bidders in litigation and in securities commission proceedings in connection with change-of-control transactions, including poison pill and other proceedings before securities regulators and courts.
Post-closing Litigation – We represent buyers, sellers and advisors in disputes arising from M&A transactions, including claims for indemnification and breaches of representations and warranties.