Geoff’s corporate-commercial litigation and arbitration practice includes expertise in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, class actions, construction and infrastructure litigation, tax litigation and franchise litigation. Geoff has extensive trial and arbitration experience, having completed long, complex trials, and multiple high-stakes, high-value, arbitrations (both domestic and international, institutional and ad hoc). He regularly appears on motions and appeals before Ontario and Federal courts, and before arbitrators. In addition to representing clients in contested hearings, Geoff provides advice in respect of assessing litigation risk with a view to avoiding litigation and arbitration. He provides practical business solutions to complex legal problems, and his strong advocacy and negotiating skills have obtained excellent results for clients.
Geoff has been seconded to the legal departments of both The Bank of Nova Scotia and General Motors of Canada Limited.