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Alan L.W. D'Silva

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Alan D’Silva is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. He is considered a leading litigation lawyer in Canada with expertise in a number of areas of law, including defence of class actions, corporate/commercial disputes, securities litigation, shareholder/oppression cases, large insurance litigation, accountants’ and auditors’ negligence, professional negligence, sports law and directors’ and officers’ claims. Alan has served on the Management Committee in the Toronto office. He has acted as counsel in more than 200 publicly reported cases and has extensive experience at all levels of court and before administrative tribunals, including more than 80 appeals in Canadian appellate courts and 13 cases in the Supreme Court of Canada since 2001. He has acted as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in Canadian courts. Alan is a recipient of the University of Ottawa Law School's 2015 Alumni Award and has been inducted to the Common Law Honour Society, which is described as the Law School's most prestigious alumni distinction. Alan is a Fellow in The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America since 2018, a by-invitation-only membership. He was also appointed as an Arbitrator for the International Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2019.

Year Called to the Bar:1989 (ON)
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 869-5204
Fax: (416) 947-0866
E-mail: [email protected]

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