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Sean Smyth, QC is the Regional Managing Partner in Calgary and a member of our Litigation Group. He is ranked as a leader in the Dispute Resolution practice area by Chambers Canada and for Class Actions in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He is also recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of class action litigation.

As an advocate in contentious matters, Sean has appeared before all levels of courts in Alberta, the superior courts of Ontario, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, the Federal Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada, and a variety of regulatory, disciplinary and arbitral tribunals. He has represented clients from numerous industry groups such as oil and natural gas; transportation; pharmaceuticals; agro-sciences; telecommunications; manufacturing; and real estate in contentious matters involving commercial contracts, shareholders’ rights, directors’ liabilities, securities, real estate transactions, product liability, intellectual property rights, class actions, and other matters related to corporate law, commercial transactions and commerce.

Sean is also frequently called upon by our clients to provide opinions concerning contractual provisions, tort and equitable obligations, statutory interpretation and constitutional matters and advice in contract negotiations, merger and acquisition transactions, and transactions requiring court approval.



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McCarthy Tétrault delivers integrated business law, tax, real property, labour and employment, and litigation services nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City and London, UK.