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250 HOWE STREET, 20TH FLOOR, VANCOUVER, BC V6C 3R8, CANADA
Tel:
Work +1 604 687 4460
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Fax +1 604 683 5214
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Dentons, David Wotherspoon, Vancouver, CANADA

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David Wotherspoon

Tel:
Work 6046916429
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Litigation and Dispute Resolution Grouip

Position

Partner

Career

David Wotherspoon is a partner in and lead of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in Vancouver. With a focus on corporate and commercial disputes, David’s practice encompasses all areas of litigation and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in matters that relate to injunctions and Anton Piller orders, defamation and free speech, intellectual property and software disputes, crisis management, professional liability, shareholder disputes and fraud investigations.

David brings more than 25 years of experience and has acted for large institutional clients in a broad range of industry sectors, as well as many early-stage companies and individuals, with particular experience in areas such as technology and intellectual property. David’s experience in commercial litigation is guided by the understanding that litigation must first serve the client’s business purposes.

David is extensively engaged in pro bono cases, taking on several opportunities to represent those who would otherwise have limited access to the justice system. Many of his cases have involved protecting businesses that have been targeted in a way that requires intense and swift action and often injunctions to safeguard clients' rights.

Languages

English

Education

University of British Columbia, 1998, MA Psychology

University of British Columbia, 1991, LLB

Simon Fraser University, 1986, BA (Honours), Psychology


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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