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Lyndon Barnes - Litigation Lawyer

Lyndon Barnes

Retired Partner

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6679



Bar Admission

Ontario, 1973

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • York University, B.A.

Lyndon has extensive experience in all types of commercial disputes, class actions, shareholder disputes, banking and insolvency matters.  He has been involved in a number of significant CCAA restructurings.  He acted as counsel to Bramalea Ltd. in its restructuring and subsequent liquidation, Cadillac Fairview in its restructuring, the Province of Ontario in the restructuring of Skydome Corporation, the T. Eaton Company in its restructuring and subsequent liquidation plan of arrangement, and PSINet Ltd. in its restructuring and liquidation. He was also counsel to AT&T Canada in its restructuring, to General Electric Capital Corporation in the Air Canada restructuring, and to US Steel in the Stelco restructuring.  He acted for General Motors and recently acted for Canwest Global in its CCAA restructuring.  Lyndon is currently acting for the Directors of Nortel.  He has also been successful in defending several major class actions, including class actions against Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. and Toronto Dominion Bank.


  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013: Dispute Resolution - Ontario.


  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012-2016: Litigation (Directors’/Officers’ Liability); Class Actions; Insolvency & Financial Restructuring; Litigation (Securities); Litigation - Corporate Commercial.

Benchmark Litigation

  • Benchmark Litigation Canada 2017: recognized in the areas of Class Action; Insolvency.
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada, 2012: Ontario – Litigation Star.

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2006-2019, Corporate and Commercial Litigation.

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2012-2018: Litigation.

  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • The Advocates’ Society, Past Director
  • American Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Canadian Bar Association, Civil Litigation Subsection
  • Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers’ Association
  • International Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • American Trial Lawyers Association