Matthew Liben > Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP > Montreal QC, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
3000-1 Place Ville Marie
Montreal QC
H3B 4N8
Canada

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Position

Matthew practises commercial litigation with a focus on insurance and reinsurance, construction and real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and class actions. He has appeared before the Superior Court of Quebec, the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada.

Matthew advises insurance companies and syndicates in North America and Europe on matters ranging from subrogated actions to complex insurance coverage disputes.

In the construction and real estate sector, Matthew represents developers and property owners with respect to alleged latent defects, construction defects, servitudes and other property issues.

Regarding restructuring and insolvency, Matthew acts for debtors and creditors in major reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Matthew has also acted in numerous international commercial arbitration matters, pursuant to the ICC, UNCITRAL and AAA arbitration rules.

Matthew is fluent in English and in French.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Insurance

(Next Generation Partners)

Matthew LibenBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Widely recognized as a market leader for insurance work, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP stands out for its record in cutting-edge mandates. In a recent example, Toronto-based financial services lead Paul Belanger advised Definity Financial (formerly, Economical Mutual Insurance Company) on the first property and casualty demutualization in Canada, which involved the establishment of a new legal framework and a C$1.6bn IPO. Alongside its transactional and regulatory expertise, the group also houses strong contentious capability. Calgary-based litigator David Tupper frequently handles complex insurance litigation and is representing a nuclear power mutual insurance company on a C$50m reinsurance dispute. Up-and-coming Montreal-based litigator Matthew Liben also has an emphasis on insurance and reinsurance disputes. Other key contacts include Jake Gilbert and Bonny Murray, who are noted for transactional and regulatory insurance matters respectively, both are in Toronto.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Quebec

(Next Generation Partners)

Matthew LibenBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

At its Toronto office, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is co-led by Catherine Beagan Flood and Iris Fischer; the former hones her focus on privacy, antitrust, product liability, consumer protection and insurance disputes, boasting an extensive track record before the SCC, while the latter is a leading name in the media/defamation space. Gordon McKee is also a standout figure within the Ontario market and possesses over three decades in class action defence litigation. The firm is likewise a major player in Alberta where the group places a wealth of emphasis on contentious oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, banking, construction and power disputes. Renee Reichelt co-heads the offering, serving as a go-to for multinational technology companies faced with class actions, meanwhile David Tupper counts securities, environmental, reinsurance losses and property matters among the keystone of his practice. Michael Dixon is the other co-lead and supplements his extensive knowledge of energy and natural resources disputes with know-how in anti-corruption and anti-bribery affairs. Over in Vancouver, Sean Boyle co-fronts the team with Joseph McArthur whose capability for mining, infrastructure, financial services and utilities proceedings renders him a household name. Roy Millen is also a figure of prominence in the local market, demonstrating particular accomplishment in matters which intersect public and administrative law. The team in Montreal provides extensive healthcare, retail, consumer product, software and computer services abilities and is home to restructuring, real estate, construction and reinsurance litigator, Matthew Liben.

Canada > Dispute resolution: British Columbia

At its Toronto office, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is co-led by Catherine Beagan Flood and Iris Fischer; the former hones her focus on privacy, antitrust, product liability, consumer protection and insurance disputes, boasting an extensive track record before the SCC, while the latter is a leading name in the media/defamation space. Gordon McKee is also a standout figure within the Ontario market and possesses over three decades in class action defence litigation. The firm is likewise a major player in Alberta where the group places a wealth of emphasis on contentious oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, banking, construction and power disputes. Renee Reichelt co-heads the offering, serving as a go-to for multinational technology companies faced with class actions, meanwhile David Tupper counts securities, environmental, reinsurance losses and property matters among the keystone of his practice. Michael Dixon is the other co-lead and supplements his extensive knowledge of energy and natural resources disputes with know-how in anti-corruption and anti-bribery affairs. Over in Vancouver, Sean Boyle co-fronts the team with Joseph McArthur whose capability for mining, infrastructure, financial services and utilities proceedings renders him a household name. Roy Millen is also a figure of prominence in the local market, demonstrating particular accomplishment in matters which intersect public and administrative law. The team in Montreal provides extensive healthcare, retail, consumer product, software and computer services abilities and is home to restructuring, real estate, construction and reinsurance litigator, Matthew Liben.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Ontario

At its Toronto office, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is co-led by Catherine Beagan Flood and Iris Fischer; the former hones her focus on privacy, antitrust, product liability, consumer protection and insurance disputes, boasting an extensive track record before the SCC, while the latter is a leading name in the media/defamation space. Gordon McKee is also a standout figure within the Ontario market and possesses over three decades in class action defence litigation. The firm is likewise a major player in Alberta where the group places a wealth of emphasis on contentious oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, banking, construction and power disputes. Renee Reichelt co-heads the offering, serving as a go-to for multinational technology companies faced with class actions, meanwhile David Tupper counts securities, environmental, reinsurance losses and property matters among the keystone of his practice. Michael Dixon is the other co-lead and supplements his extensive knowledge of energy and natural resources disputes with know-how in anti-corruption and anti-bribery affairs. Over in Vancouver, Sean Boyle co-fronts the team with Joseph McArthur whose capability for mining, infrastructure, financial services and utilities proceedings renders him a household name. Roy Millen is also a figure of prominence in the local market, demonstrating particular accomplishment in matters which intersect public and administrative law. The team in Montreal provides extensive healthcare, retail, consumer product, software and computer services abilities and is home to restructuring, real estate, construction and reinsurance litigator, Matthew Liben.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Alberta

At its Toronto office, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is co-led by Catherine Beagan Flood and Iris Fischer; the former hones her focus on privacy, antitrust, product liability, consumer protection and insurance disputes, boasting an extensive track record before the SCC, while the latter is a leading name in the media/defamation space. Gordon McKee is also a standout figure within the Ontario market and possesses over three decades in class action defence litigation. The firm is likewise a major player in Alberta where the group places a wealth of emphasis on contentious oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, banking, construction and power disputes. Renee Reichelt co-heads the offering, serving as a go-to for multinational technology companies faced with class actions, meanwhile David Tupper counts securities, environmental, reinsurance losses and property matters among the keystone of his practice. Michael Dixon is the other co-lead and supplements his extensive knowledge of energy and natural resources disputes with know-how in anti-corruption and anti-bribery affairs. Over in Vancouver, Sean Boyle co-fronts the team with Joseph McArthur whose capability for mining, infrastructure, financial services and utilities proceedings renders him a household name. Roy Millen is also a figure of prominence in the local market, demonstrating particular accomplishment in matters which intersect public and administrative law. The team in Montreal provides extensive healthcare, retail, consumer product, software and computer services abilities and is home to restructuring, real estate, construction and reinsurance litigator, Matthew Liben.