Litigation Funding in the Insolvency Context Gets the Green Light in Canada

On May 8, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released its reasons in 9354-9186 Quebec Inc. v. Callidus Capital Corporation [1]. The Supreme Court unanimously overturned the Quebec Court of Appeal and reinstated the Superior Court’s decision confirming that a debtor under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) does not require creditor approval for a third-party financing agreement. This decision marks the first time the Supreme Court has addressed litigation funding.

Accent Legal Expands with the Addition of New Legal Talent from McGill University

Accent Legal is pleased to welcome Philippe Guay to its team. Philippe is passionate about the law, and is presently studying both civil and common law at McGill University. His areas of interest include commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration and insolvency law. Philippe’s role will be to support Accent Legal’s expanding practice in dispute resolution.

Dimitri Maniatis Receives Benchmark Litigation Recognition

Accent Legal is pleased to announce that its founder, Dimitri Maniatis, has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 edition of Benchmark Canada – an annual publication recognizing Canada’s top litigation lawyers. After an extensive peer review process, Dimitri has been ranked as a Litigation Star for another consecutive year, having acted for clients in several high-stakes mandates in areas such as corporate and commercial litigation, transportation law, mining disputes, and insolvency and restructuring.

Dimitri Maniatis Presents on Selected Topics of Interest in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Dimitri Maniatis was pleased to deliver remarks on selected topics of interest in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution at the Canadian Association of Paralegals annual conference. Having worked closely with many talented paralegals over the years, Dimitri was happy for the opportunity to discuss best-practices in discovery and document review in arbitration.