Jacob Wilson is a litigation associate with experience in a diversity of complex and high-stakes commercial, other civil and regulatory matters. His practice includes securities, class actions, shareholder disputes, defamation, professional liability, mining disputes, as well as diverse commercial matters arising in litigation, arbitration, and regulatory environments.
Prior to becoming a litigator, Mr. Wilson worked with two prominent New York-based firms as a corporate associate, in their London and Toronto offices, respectively. He advised on a wide variety of complex international corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions matters, including representing companies, sovereigns or financial institutions in connection with approximately $50 billion of securities offerings.
Mr. Wilson worked in a pro bono capacity as a visiting attorney with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada, assisting in a diversity of criminal, constitutional, and civil cases.
Mr. Wilson graduated as Gold Medalist at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.
B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2008
M.A., University of Warwick, 2002
B.A. (Hons.), Trent University, 2000
Matters in which Mr. Wilson has acted include:
- The royaltyholders in a litigation worth hundreds of millions of dollars over a mineral royalty on the Voisey’s Bay nickel mine
- A prominent insurer in a financial products class action proceeding
- An insurance company in an arbitration over accounting fraud perpetrated by a former joint venturer
- Creditors and shareholders in a complex receivership proceeding
- A leading accounting firm in a diversity of professional liability matters
- A software developer in a litigation arising from the sale of a start-up to a leading global technology company
- Owners of small to medium enterprises in shareholder disputes subject to litigation or arbitration
- A financial services company with respect to an audit and investigation by a regulatory body
- A group of taxpayers against their tax solicitor
- Parties and witnesses to various defamation proceedings in business, political and professional contexts
- New York State Bar 2009
- Ontario 2009
Memberships and activities
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Perell J. of the Ontario Superior Court released a significant decision to commence the new year in a pre-certification motion in Mancinelli v Royal Bank of Canada, a $1 billion Ontario class action proceeding against several banks accused of price-fixing in foreign exchange markets..
January 13, 2017