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Stephen Taylor is a litigation lawyer who practises commercial and civil litigation with a focus on complex disputes. Stephen's practice area and industry experience include disputes in the areas of contract law, torts, construction and engineering, insolvency, aviation, and corporate law. He has successfully argued cases before the Ontario Superior Court, including the Toronto Commercial List, and Ontario Court of Appeal.
Stephen placed first in the Queen's University class of 2013, for which he was awarded the Gold Medal in Law, and achieved the highest standing in both first and second year of law school, for which he twice received the Dean's Gold Scholar Award. Additionally, he was awarded course prizes in commercial law, property law theory, private law theory, the business law symposium, written advocacy, criminal procedure, tax law, property law, criminal law, and constitutional law.
J.D., Queen’s University, 2013
B.A.(Hons.), Queen’s University, 2009
- Ontario 2014
Mr. Taylor has recently acted for the following clients:
- Ernst and Young Inc., in its capacity as court-appointed CCAA monitor, relating to a claim to recover transfers at undervalue that was successfully argued before the Ontario Superior Court and Court of Appeal;
- Turquoise Hill Resources, in connection with its acquisition by Rio Tinto. Stephen acted as litigation counsel for court approval of a plan of arrangement in a transaction recognized as the M&A Deal of the Year in the 2023 Canadian Law Awards;
- Porter Airlines, in a dispute over turn fees and force majeure during COVID-19 before the Ontario Superior Court;
- SNC-Lavalin Inc., in a number of disputes regarding contract administration, engineering, and construction of infrastructure projects in the GTA;
- Sandpiper Group, in which Sandpiper achieved the rare result of successfully setting aside a meeting date for a requisitioned shareholder meeting through a decision of the Superior Court, Commercial List; and
- Accenture Inc., in a successful dispute relating to a share purchase agreement and claims by the former owner and shareholder before the Ontario Superior Court.
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Law Society of Upper Canada