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Ken Rosenberg B.A., LL.B.

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Ken Rosenberg combines his advocacy skills and strategic problem-solving to help clients resolve disputes. Ken is recognized as a leading lawyer in corporate commercial litigation, insolvency litigation, administrative law, cross-border disputes and mediation.  

Throughout his more than 30 years of practice, Ken has appeared before all levels of court, administrative tribunals and government agencies. Ken is highly regarded for finding strategic and practical solutions to complex problems.

Recent Cases

  • Nortel - Successful Counsel in the $7.3B (USD) cross Border Allocation trial, involving over 30 countries.
  • Sino Forest - Insolvency Counsel to successful Class Action Litigants who obtained one of the largest settlements ever against an accounting firm.
  • Lac Megantic Railway disaster - Insolvency Counsel to Successful Class Action Litigants.
  • OPG OEB Rates Case - Mediator in the 2017 Rate case involving more than a dozen parties and many billions of dollars.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1979
  • University of Winnipeg, B.A., 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Commercial List Bench/Bar Users’ Committee, Secretary
  • Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Turnaround Management Association

*Practising as a professional corporation.

Representative Work

  • Insolvency and Restructuring - Algoma Steel, Ontario Hydro, Air Canada, Ivaco, Stelco, HSB, ABCP, Collins & Aikman, Fraser Paper, Nortel, Indalex, Sino Forest, Lac Megantic, informal restructuring of Ontario Hydro and the Bruce Nuclear plants;
  • Administrative law — Counsel to Ontario's Premier Elect and their Transition team in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2014, Counsel to the Ontario Energy Board since the late 80s, privatization of Ontario's Bruce Nuclear facility, 1996/97 Independent Chair of a task force advising the Ontario government on the deregulation of the natural gas distribution business, funeral and cemetery law.
  • Corporate/Commercial Litigation - RXE proxy dispute, GCGC v. Kepinski, Cohen v. Zagdanski;
  • Class Actions — Prendiville v. 407 (re: late penalty fees), Spina et al. v. Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM Franchisees v. SDM re: Professional Allowances, etc.), Macdonald et al. v. BMO Investorline et al. (re: foreign exchange trading in registered trust accounts);
  • Mediation/Arbitration — as part of his advocacy practice, Ken regularly acts as a mediator and sometimes as an arbitrator in commercial and regulatory disputes. He has conducted well over a hundred mediations; from one day bilateral cases to multi-month cases involving 20 or more parties and dollar amounts exceeding many billions of dollars.

Awards and Honours

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® 10th Edition, 2015 
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Repeatedly Recommended in Litigation – Insolvency and Restructuring, 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada in administrative and public law, corporate and commercial litigation, 2008 - present

Community Involvement

Publications and Presentations

Ken regularly speaks on legal matters at professional and business conferences, including training of lawyers and judges. He has lectured at a number of universities including:

  • Osgoode Hall Law School
  • The Harvard Law School Course on Mediation
  • University of Toronto Law School and Business School
  • York University’s School of Business

Exceptional Advocates.

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