We are litigation lawyers in Vancouver focused on the resolution of complex business disputes.
Our work is innovative and on the leading edge of the law. We were counsel on Google v. Equustek (2017 SCC 34), a leading international case on the court’s ability to control global content on the internet, and we regularly appear on Mareva (asset freeze) and Anton Piller (civil search warrant) applications. We recently appeared on the first ever ex parte appeal in the BC Court of Appeal – on a worldwide Mareva injunction with parallel asset freezing proceedings in France.
We combine creativity with analytical discipline, and legal strategy with business strategy. We collaborate with our clients and build an economic model for every case to find the right balance of risk, reward and cost.Show more +
John is litigator who has experience with complex commercial matters, creditor’s remedies, fraud litigation, professional negligence claims, employment and shareholder’s remedies.
John has acted in matters involving both Anton Piller and Mareva injunctions, as well as Norwich Pharmacal applications and enforcement of pre-judgement garnishing orders outside of British Columbia
John has been involved in a number of leading cases, including:
- Sivia v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2011 BCSC 1639, which was a challenge to the constitutional validity of British Columbia’s new impaired driving legislation
- The Owners Strata Plan LMS 2768 v. Jordison, 2013 BCCA 484, which established the right of strata councils to force misbehaving owners to sell their condominiums
- Equustek v. Google, 2015 BCCA 265, the leading case in Canada on the power of the courts to control unlawful activity on the internet.
John is fluent in Croatian.Show more +