Recent Work
  • Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc. in its C$775M sale of Western Life Assurance Company and Western Financial Group Inc. to Trimont Financial Ltd., a subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Ed Broking Holdings (London) Limited in its sale of Creechurch International Underwriters Limited to Beazley plc.
  • Lizotte v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada - obtained a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of Canada in favour of Aviva Insurance Company, in a dispute of national importance in which the central question was litigation privilege and whether it can be raised in opposition to administrative investigators.
  • OMERS Capital Markets in its US$1B co-investment with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to acquire Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG.
  • China Oceanwide in its C$3.8B acquisition of Genworth Financial Inc., including acquisition of control of Genworth Canada Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada.
  • Zurich Life Insurance Co. v. Branco - Acted for American Home Assurance Company (AIG) in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision which set aside the largest punitive damages awards ever made against insurers in Canada. The decision resulted in a 90% reduction of the C$1.5M award against American Home Assurance Company (AIG).
  • RSA Canada in its sale of Pets Plus Us pet insurance division to Pethealth Inc., a part of the Northbridge Insurance unit of Fairfax Financial Group.
  • Chubb Limited v. New Brunswick Power Corporation and Lloyd’s Underwriters et al. and Chubb Limited v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Lloyd’s Underwriters et al. - acting as defence counsel for a London market insurer defending property and delay in start-up claims in excess of C$500M stemming from the refurbishment of a nuclear power station.
  • Royal Bank of Canada in its C$572M sale of RBC General Insurance Company to Aviva Canada and long-term insurance distribution partnership with Aviva Canada.
  • Grafton Connor Property Incorporated et al. v. Sean Murphy and Marsh Canada Limited - acting for Lloyd’s and London market insurers with respect to property claims stemming from the total destruction of a restaurant complex by fire, which claims were denied on the basis of material misrepresentation/non-disclosure.
  • ACE Limited in its US$28.3B acquisition of The Chubb Corporation.
  • Willis Group Holdings plc in its US$8B acquisition of Towers Watson & Co.
  • RGA Canada in BCE’s C$5B longevity risk transfer to Sun Life, reinsured to RGA Canada and SCOR Canada.
  • RSA Canada in its C$500M sale of Noraxis Capital Corporation to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc. in its C$1.1B acquisition of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company from E-L Financial Corporation Limited.
  • Deltaport Constructors Ltd. v. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority - Represented Lloyd’s syndicates,  the liability insurers of the Port of Vancouver in a claim by contractor DCL against the Port for allegedly providing improper insurance coverage for the construction of a new terminal.