Complex Commercial Litigation

We work on significant commercial and corporate litigation disputes, often involving the company’s survival. These disputes require intense and focused initial action, including preservation orders, receiverships, civil search warrants, and injunctions. We work on cases involving multiple parties, concurrent proceedings, and across geographic jurisdictions. Sometimes, this also means working as a team with a foreign co-counsel.

These fights involve shareholder or partnership disputes, claims involving directors, proxy fights, shareholder dissents, significant collections and debt recovery, injunctions and claims for and against the government. These battles involve many complex, fine, and technical legal issues. They require experienced project management to direct major factual investigations.

The common thread common to these wars is that losing is not an option. We find the best way to meet your goal and do what it takes to reach it.

We lead the legal industry in law practice efficiency by embracing cutting-edge technologies and processes: artificial intelligence, probabilistic forecasting, lean manufacturing concepts, Agile models, and web-enabled customer experiences. We meet or beat our turnaround targets, honour our fixed prices, and provide clear and explicit probabilities and forecasts when clients ask us, “What are our chances?”.


Private: We acted for the managers of a major investment fund that collapsed. We defended the portfolio manager, compliance officers, and the executives of the dealer against multiple proceedings and claims, including those in multiple forums. We successfully resolved all matters efficiently, within a reasonable budget, and kept our client off the front page.

Private: We successfully for a family who was a 50% shareholder in a family-owned company which has run for decades. The family was disputed lasting decades, three proceedings, which we resolved in a year-long complex mediation-arbitration process.

Royal Bank of Canada v. Osprey Electric: On appeal, we successfully overturned an order garnishing the material cash of our client. The case is now a rare decision on post-judgment garnishment.

Ai Kang Yi Yuan Enterprises Corp. v. 1098586 B.C. Ltd., We successfully defended a prominent investor in protecting its claim against a critical property within a multi-million dollar significant land consolidation and development in the Lower Mainland.

“Chilwin protected my business when a competitor tried to shut me down unfairly. He put me on a winning path; we settled early, saving me stress, time, and legal bills, and minimizing my overall financial risk. Chilwin's work allowed me to focus on growing my business; years later, we are a major player in my industry. “
Jimmy Yang, eFasteners Tools & Supply Ltd.