900 Howe Street, Suite 750
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2M4

778 945 1470

Litigation Star

Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada

Practice areas:

Class action

Stephen R. Schachter, Q.C. is one of the top trial and appellate lawyers in British Columbia. 


Leading legal publications have referred to Mr. Schachter, stating that he “is not only one of the best litigators in BC, he’s one of Canada’s great trial lawyers, dyed in the wool”. 


He has been described as “a highly analytical, cerebral litigator”, “a terrific, very skilled lawyer”, a “very intelligent and tough litigator”, and as having expertise in “‘poison pill’ litigation arising from hostile takeovers: ‘They do that same high-level work in that area that firms like Wachtell Lipton handle in the States.’” 


Mr. Schachter has litigated many of British Columbia’s leading complex business disputes, including recently acting as trial counsel with Irwin Nathanson Q.C. in Concord Pacific Acquisitions v. Hong Leong Oei, a significant case valued at over $350 million, between Concord Pacific and renowned Singapore businessman Oei Hong Leong, and as trial and appellate counsel in Sun-Rype Products Ltd. v. Archer Daniels; Icahn Partners LP v. Lions Gate, and Telus Corp. v. Mason Capital. 


Mr. Schachter regularly appears in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appears before the Federal Court of Canada and the B.C. Securities Commission. 


Mr. Schachter acts as counsel on a range of matters, with a focus on corporate commercial litigation, including large contractual and property disputes, class actions, hostile take-over bids, derivative actions, pension litigation, professional negligence, and securities matters, including shareholder disputes. He is often retained to work with major international law firms based in Eastern Canada and the United States. 


Last updated March 2020