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Hollow Victory for Ecuadorian Villagers?

Could Chevron’s Canadian subsidiary be liable for environmental damages awarded against Chevron, the parent company, in Ecuador? This question remains unanswered despite the recent release of a much-anticipated Supreme Court of Canada decision. The Supreme Court decision is important in that it clarifies the law on when Canadian courts will agree to hear lawsuits for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. However, several of the most interesting legal issues, which could have extraordinary implications for corporate structuring of multi-national companies, remain unaddressed. Environmental Destruction in Ecuador The Lago Agrio region of the Ecuadorian Amazon is internationally known for the ... [more] Full article

Pay Up: $10 Billion foreign judgment enforceable in Ontario

The application of the “real and substantial connection” test for enforcement of foreign judgments was further clarified by the Ontario Court of Appeal in a recent decision, part of a ... [more] Full article

Courts have power to grant injunctions against parties outside their jurisdiction

Late last spring, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that the provinces' Superior Courts have the jurisdiction to issue injunctions with purely extraterritorial effects. [more] Full article

The letters rogatory that got away

Last fall, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned an order enforcing a request for international judicial assistance (also known as letters rogatory) that sought to compel a former executive of a Talisman Energy Inc. subsidiary to be deposed in a U.S. action. [more] Full article


Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Contributors

Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than 12 years of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Annie Tayyab

Annie Tayyab

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Annie Tayyab skillfully navigates a wide range of commercial matters. Her experience includes multi-jurisdictional class actions, complex contractual disputes, competition law, shareholder disputes, regulatory proceedings, consumer protection, commercial leasing, condominium legislation, and professional negligence, including errors and omissions by brokers/dealers and lawyers.

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