Miranda Lam > McCarthy Tétrault > Vancouver, Canada > Lawyer Profile
McCarthy Tétrault Offices
745 Thurlow Street
Vancouver BC V6E 0C5
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Litigation: General Commercial
Partner in Litigation Group, Retail sector lead of National Retail & Consumer Markets Group, member of Mining Group. Specializes in complex business disputes, including contractual claims and economic torts, securities litigation/class actions, shareholder remedies, corporate governance issues, internal investigations, internet and e-commerce issues and consumer protection. Has appeared in BC and Ontario superior and appeal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, and as arbitration counsel.
Ranked in Benchmark Canada, Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer under 40” Lexpert (2017), “Best Lawyers Under 40” (NAPABA 2015), PEAK Women in Finance “Rising Star” (2014), Business in Vancouver’s “Forty Under 40” (2013), and on Vancouver Magazine’s 2018 Power 50 List as “one of the city’s top business litigators”. Instructor for UBC’s Allard School of Law, CLE BC, The Advocates Society, CBA BC, OBA, The Directors College on range of topics from litigation strategy to diversity and inclusion.
BC Bar, 2004.
The Advocates Society, Regional Advisory Committee Member.
Past Chair, Board of Directors of Vancouver Foundation, the largest community foundation in Canada.
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners: British Columbia)
McCarthy Tétrault fields an impressive national dispute resolution practice, praised for its ‘exceptional bench strength and business advisory skills‘. It has one of Ontario’s leading litigation departments, which is renowned for handling precedent-setting matters, and appearing before all levels of court and tribunals across the country. A recent highlight saw the team defending Unity Health Toronto in its high-profile C$300m lawsuit with Zurich Insurance. This was co-led by the ‘exceptional‘ Sarit Batner, one of the Toronto office’s standout partners, where securities-focused R Paul Steep is another partner to note. Arbitration is also a strength of the team, and Junior Sirivar is a key contact in that respect, acting in international arbitrations, with sector strengths including mining, banking, telecoms and healthcare. The group in Vancouver is well known for its work in the mining and energy sectors, as well as in cases involving environmental law and Indigenous rights. Jill Yates leads the team there and heads the national class action group, while Michael Feder is a leading name in the market, ‘terrific both at trial and on appeal‘. The team looks to have a bright future ahead with Miranda Lam building a strong commercial litigation practice and expertise in the retail sector, and Aidan Cameron noted for construction and insurance coverage matters. Patrick Williams also stands out at the associate level. The practice in Quebec has gone from strength to strength, led by professional liability expert Steeves Bujold. Mason Poplaw and François Giroux frequently act as lead counsel on some of the province’s standout disputes, and the team is one of the market leaders for insolvencies and class actions. Michel Gagné and Isabelle Vendette are further key figures, as is Emmanuelle Poupart in medical law disputes. In Alberta, the team is led by Douglas Yoshida and other key contacts include expert in the natural resources sector Sean Smyth, and Kara Smyth who also has an impressive practice and was involved in a number of major cases during 2020 and 2021.
- Next Generation Partners: British Columbia - Canada > Dispute Resolution
- Dispute Resolution - Canada
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Competition and antitrust
- Corporate and M&A
- Infrastructure projects
- International trade
- Transport > Other transport
- Energy and natural resources > Power
- Real estate