Google v. Equustek; Jurisdiction over the global internet
Published 01 Aug, 2019
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Robbie is an innovator who relishes the challenge of difficult cases, and combines creativity with strong legal and economic analysis. He was counsel on Google v. Equustek, 2017 SCC 34, the leading case in the world on the control of global content on the internet, and 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: Equustek v. Jack, 2016 BCCA 190.
Robbie began his career as a prosecutor in northern British Columbia. He left practice in 2004 to do an MBA at Cambridge, spending four years on a wide range of projects, including outsourcing legal services to India, business development for a biotech start-up, GC for a Dublin internet start-up, and a proposal to seed a new Irish early stage venture capital fund. He returned to Vancouver in 2008 to found Robert Fleming Lawyers.
In addition to doing good work, Robbie has always sought to do some good in the world. He has volunteered on a palliative care ward, done many pro bono cases, and been an active advocate for environmental causes.
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.
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