Lexpert publishes 2016 US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Litigation

Lexpert published its US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Litigation on November 18.

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The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Litigation) profiles peer-ranked lawyers in the following practice areas: Class Actions, Competition/Antitrust Law, Corporate Commercial, Corporate Tax, Defamation and Media, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, Intellectual Property, International Commercial Arbitration, International Trade Regulation, Product Liability, Securities.

In addition to information on Lexpert-ranked lawyers, the Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Litigation also identifies “Litigation Lawyers to Watch” — winners and finalists in the previous year’s Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Awards. A select list of Expert Witnesses is included in the publication as well. 

The publication also features articles geared to keeping attorneys and in-house counsel in the US informed of relevant business litigation issues in Canada.

Admissibility and Perceived Conflict
Several recent Canadian decisions clarify issues around admissibility of expert evidence, perceived conflict of interest and whether counsel can review draft reports prior to trial.

Class Actions and Limited Preemption
A door to preemption may be opening in Canada. And while multi-jurisdictional product-liability class actions remain uncertain, the mass tort movement has found increasing favor.

Inconsistent, Inefficient
Each Canadian province has its own class-action statute, which means US clients may still face five or six overlapping class actions, each one bogged down by interlocutory motions and appeals.

Recognition and Distressed Energy
Cross-border recognition proceedings have become a staple for the insolvency Bar.North of the border, meanwhile, a controversial ruling has taken pressure off distressed energy developers.