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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 acting 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 matters, including 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 2019