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Dentons, Michael Schafler, Toronto, CANADA

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Michael Schafler

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Work Department

Arbitration; Banking and Finance; Corporate Governance; Real Estate; Securities and Corporate Finance; Defence; Energy; Financial Institutions; Forest Products and Agribusiness; Mining; Professional Services

Position

Partner

Career

 Mike Schafler co-leads Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He is also a Global Practice Leader for the global Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. His practice focuses on sophisticated commercial litigation and arbitration, emphasizing securities litigation, including class actions, auditor's liability, regulatory and appellate energy cases, and insider trading and proxy contests.


 

Languages

English; French; German

Education

Dalhousie Law School, 1995, LLB
Queen's University, 1987, BA (Hons)


Canada

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Dentons’ group, which has a broad footprint across Canada, stands out for its ability to 'recommend solutions that have the potential to improve the client’s business’. The energy sector is a key source of work, but the practice has a wide focus that also encompasses financial services, mining, manufacturing, construction and transport. The team is particularly robust in Calgary, which is the seat of group co-lead Gordon Tarnowsky QC; he is representing Niko in two ICSID arbitration proceedings. In Toronto, senior counsel and securities litigation lead Robb Heintzman is a 'top litigator and very strong strategist’; he acted alongside Matthew Fleming to represent Deloitte in a complex auditor liability case brought by Livent. The 'proactive and client-focused’ Michael Schafler is also based in Toronto. Other names to note include David Wotherspoon in Vancouver and Laurent Nahmiash in Montreal.

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