Partner

181 Bay Street, Suite 2100
Toronto, ON, M5J 2T3

+1 416 865 6983

Litigation Star


Jurisdiction:

Ontario

Practice area:

Commercial


David Gadsden represents global clients in complex commercial disputes. He is the Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Canadian Class Actions Group and is known for his sound advice on commercial class actions, competition and antitrust matters, arbitration, fraud cases and product liability matters.


Clients value David’s pragmatic and determined approach to disputes and have described him as “absolutely terrific at bringing across the finish line the most complex and multidimensional issues”. 


Practice Focus:

As Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Canadian Class Actions Group, David draws on his extensive class action experience, having acted as counsel for defendants and plaintiffs in numerous national and global class action lawsuits involving allegations of anti-competitive conduct, professional service negligence, product liability and securities fraud.


David’s practice also comprises international and domestic business disputes of all manner, including competition and antitrust litigation, commercial arbitration, business tort and trade secrets claims and product liability matters. David also has deep experience in fraud and financial crime matters. He is trusted counsel on multijurisdictional fraud investigations, including related civil disputes and regulatory proceedings.


David has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario and in international and domestic arbitrations. He has completed the Osgoode Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, as well as the Intensive Advocacy Training Program conducted by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. David has also lectured in the Osgoode Hall Graduate (LL.M.) Programme.


Practice areas:

  • Commercial 
  • White collar crime

 

Updated Jan 2022