Geoffrey  Grove

Geoffrey Grove, Associate, Litigation

Contact Information

  • tel: 416.862.4264
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Bar Admission

Ontario, 2009

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons.)

Office

Toronto

Language(s)

English

Biography

Geoff has a wide-ranging corporate-commercial litigation practice, with expertise in complex class action litigation and matters relating to securities, professional liability and competition law, as well as construction disputes and matters involving environmental liability. Geoff also has significant experience in internal and regulatory investigations, and has acted for clients in proceedings commenced by regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission. He was a summer student with the firm in 2007, and completed his articles in 2008-2009 during which time he was seconded to the legal department of the Royal Bank of Canada. While in law school, Geoff represented Canada at the Commonwealth Moot in Nairobi, Kenya.

Notable Matters

  • Sino-Forest Corporation’s Board of Directors and Independent Committee in connection with the Independent Committee’s internal investigation, Sino-Forest’s restructuring under CCAA proceedings and related securities class action litigation.
  • Elpida Memory, Inc. in a regulatory investigation and parallel class action proceedings in Quebec and B.C. relating to allegations of price-fixing in the computer memory business.
  • Insurance Bureau of Canada in connection with its defence of a private application before the Competition Tribunal.
  • Ontario Energy Board Staff before the Ontario Energy Board in a constitutional challenge to Ontario’s green energy assessments under the Ontario Energy Board Act.
  • Imperial Oil Limited in connection with various proceedings involving environmental matters.
  • A subsidiary of Vale S.A. in connection with a dispute relating to a construction project.
  • A Canadian public company in connection with an internal investigation by an Independent Committee of its Board of Directors.
  • Various Canadian companies in connection with corporate arrangement transactions under the CBCA and OBCA.

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada