Barristers & Solicitors

121 Richmond St. West, Suite 405
Toronto, Canada M5H 2K1
Phone: (416) 360-4500
Fax: (416) 360-4501


We represent and advise foreign business clients in Canadian legal proceedings, and Canadian clients in disputes having an international flavour. This subject area includes:

  • Termination of Canadian and foreign distributorships
  • Foreign investment and shareholder disputes
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards
  • Conflicts of laws
  • Obtaining evidence in respect of foreign proceedings
  • Retaining foreign counsel
  • Freezing orders, temporary restraining orders and Mareva injunctions
  • International insolvency proceedings including Chapter 11
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Letters of credit and bills of exchange
  • Remedies under the International Sale of Goods Convention
  • Venue and attornment clauses

    Robert Klotz of our firm holds a Masters degree in International Business Law. He has had over 20 years experience in representing clients before all levels of Ontario courts. He is a past instructor of Advocacy Skills for the Ontario Bar Admission Course, and has lectured to such bodies as the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Institute, the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association on international litigation topics. He has chaired programs on Impact of International Conventions in Canadian Courts, and on International Insolvency, for the Canadian Bar Association; has published the following articles: Proving Foreign Law in Canadian Courts (1994), 1 Canadian International Lawyer 8, and Enforcing Judgments against Foreign States, in 2/1 Suing Foreign States 12 (1991); and has presented the following papers: Canadian Law from an International Perspective, presented at the Klotz Associates annual seminar on Canadian Law for Foreign Consuls and Trade Commissioners (by invitation), 1992 - 1996; Getting Paid in International Sales Transactions, International Bar Association, Committee on International Sales Transactions, New Orleans, 1993; Litigating International Insolvencies, Canadian Institute Conference on Insolvency Litigation, March 1993; Public Policy in International Commercial Arbitration, 1992; Contract and Tort Liability in the International Sale of Goods, International Bar Association, Hong Kong, 1991; Agents and Distributors in International Trade: Ins, Outs and Angles, co-presenter, Hong Kong Canada Business Association, 1991; Enforcement of Foreign Tax Claims, 1990.

    Profile of Robert Klotz

    Kristine Holder of our firm was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, and focuses on the litigation aspects of our insolvency, commercial and international files. She is the co-author of Pre-judgment Enforcement Remedies (Ontario Bar Association, 2002). She is proficient in French.

    Profile of Kristine Holder

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