Kris has a broad litigation practice with a particular focus on commercial and civil litigation. He has a keen analytical mind that allows him to tackle the most complex legal problems with clarity and creativity.
Kris approaches all his cases, whether large or small, with a view to achieving the best outcome for his clients in the most efficient way possible. His clients appreciate his ability to help them through difficult times with a calm and direct manner.
Kris practiced in New York for a number of years prior to returning home to Toronto, and his American legal experience is often called upon in cross-border matters.
- Ontario, 2006
- New York, 2001
- Kris’s litigation practice is very diverse, including large complex commercial litigation, class actions, and all manner of business disputes, including shareholder oppression cases.
Rob Centa, Kris Borg-Olivier and Denise Cooney successfully represented Brandon Moyse in proceedings brought by Mr. Moyse’s former employer in The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. v Moyse.
They successfully defended the employee in contempt proceedings in which Mr. Moyse’s former employer sought to have him sent to prison for breach of a court order (2015 ONSC 4388 (CanLII), http://canlii.ca/t/gm3x1). Subsequently, they successfully moved to have the employer’s appeal to the Court of Appeal from that decision quashed (2015 ONCA 784 http://canlii.ca/t/gm3x1), and to the Divisional Court dismissed for delay (2016 ONSC 554 (CanLII), http://canlii.ca/t/gn1mk)
At the trial of the action, the plaintiff advanced the tort of spoliation against Mr. Moyse, the first time such a claim had been advanced to trial in Ontario. The court dismissed the action against Mr. Moyse in its entirety (2016 ONSC 5271 (CanLII),http://canlii.ca/t/gt24t). Mr. Moyse was wholly successful on appeal. The Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissed the appeal from the trial judge, and the motion for leave to appeal the costs decision (The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. v. Moyse, 2018 ONCA 283 (CanLII), http://canlii.ca/t/hr4gx).
Awards and Honours
Recognized in the 2020 and 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as Consistently Recommended - Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as Litigation Star
Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as 2019 Future Star
Publications and Presentations
- Ontario Bar Association – Fundamentals of Civil Motions (Presentation)