Robert Thornton has been recognized in the 2023 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
John’s practice focuses on oral advocacy in respect of complex corporate/commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, corporate fraud, commercial torts, professional negligence and the representation of financial institutions with respect to security enforcement and priority disputes.
John has also acted as litigation counsel in connection with a wide variety of insolvency and restructuring proceedings. He has appeared at all levels of the Ontario Courts, and before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. John was a partner at a large national law firm, but left to join TGF in 2007.
Court-appointed litigation counsel to the Litigation Trustee of Cash Store Financial Services Inc.
Counsel to Coopers & Lybrand in connection with its restructuring proceedings, and litigation counsel in connection with the successful defence of claims against Coopers with a value of approximately $400M.
Counsel to environmental regulators in connection with numerous mining insolvencies.
Debtor counsel in CCAA filing.
Representing the debtors in the recognition under the CCAA of foreign main proceedings involving Hartford Computer Hardware, Inc. and under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
Successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
John has spoken at a number of seminars and conferences, and has spoken to the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, about the implications of the BCE case.
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