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January 8, 2020

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Tyr LLP welcomes Judith Manger as an Associate

Tyr is pleased to welcome Judith Manger to its growing litigation team.

Judith joins Tyr after working at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP where she carried on a general commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, and financial services practice. Judith has worked on a wide range of civil and commercial matters as well as proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. At Tyr, Judith is developing a broad litigation practice with a focused approach to resolving complex legal issues. Judith will work alongside her colleagues at Tyr, adding to the firm's depth of experience in trial advocacy.

January 1, 2020

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Tyr welcomes Anisah Hassan to the partnership

Tyr LLP is pleased to announce that Anisah Hassan has been admitted to the partnership effective January 1, 2020.

Anisah’s civil litigation practice includes a wide range of contractual disputes, intellectual property, entertainment law, securities law, complex international arbitrations and class actions. Anisah is an accomplished advocate and has particular expertise in deploying new technologies in the courtroom and was involved in the first all iPad trial in Ontario.

December 16, 2019

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Tyr LLP welcomes Pinta Maguire

Tyr LLP is pleased to welcome Pinta Maguire as a partner with the firm.

Pinta has joined Tyr to head up our Medical Malpractice group and continue her complex corporate commercial litigation practice.

Pinta has substantial experience in commercial litigation, which she practised at Lenczner Slaght LLP for eight years. She is also experienced in all facets of medical negligence. Pinta has years of experience representing plaintiffs injured through obstetrical negligence, surgical negligence, hospital negligence, delayed diagnosis and catastrophic brain injuries arising from medical negligence. Having previously defended physicians, Pinta is one of the few plaintiff side lawyers who can draw on her experience as defence counsel to effectively advocate for individuals injured by medical negligence. Pinta is a trusted advisor who supports and guides clients through the legal issues that need to be resolved as they fight to recover.

November 6, 2019

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Adam Soliman joins Tyr

Adam joins Tyr LLP after articling at a leading full-service firm in Ottawa where he developed a diverse trial practice on matters including commercial disputes, class actions, intellectual property, entertainment and privacy law. Adam has been a lead researcher with Samuelson-Glushko Centre for Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and assisted counsel with oral and written submissions for interventions at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Adam will work alongside his colleagues at Tyr, adding to the firm's depth of experience in trial advocacy.

October 7, 2019

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Michael O’Brien joins Tyr

Tyr LLP is excited to welcome Michael O'Brien to its growing litigation team. Michael joins Tyr after seven years with McCarthy Tétrault LLP, where he carried on a diverse trial practice focused on complex matters.

Michael has been lead counsel in trials, hearings and appeals before various courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario and is a trusted advisor to publicly traded and privately held companies, public institutions, investors, professionals and high-profile individuals.

Michael is the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section subcommittee on Class Actions, and is an editor and regular contributor to the Class Actions chapter in the ABA’s annually updated Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation. He is active in the community and has held a number of leadership positions on the Boards of charitable organizations.

Michael will work closely with his colleagues at Tyr to continue to achieve success for his clients inside the courtroom and out.

July 30, 2019

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Carlos Sayao joins Tyr

Tyr LLP is delighted to announce that Carlos Sayao has joined the firm as a partner. Carlos was previously a litigation associate at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP, where he developed a broad commercial and class actions litigation practice. Carlos has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as numerous arbitral and administrative tribunals.

A former competitive swimmer who represented Canada at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games, Carlos has extensive experience in sport governance and dispute resolution. He has appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on multiple occasions on behalf of both athletes and sports organizations. Carlos is a Director of Swim Ontario, the provincial governing body for the sport of swimming.

In his new role at Tyr, Carlos will add to the firm’s depth of experience in commercial and civil litigation and will be a key member of the firm’s sports litigation practice alongside founding partner, Jim Bunting.

June 30, 2019

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Anisah Hassan joins Tyr

Tyr LLP is thrilled to welcome Anisah Hassan to its litigation team. Anisah was previously a litigation associate at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and Necpal Litigation where she carried on a diverse litigation practice.

Combining her background in physics with court room experience, Anisah brings a practical approach to her cases – often involving highly technical engineering and technology matters – and to the practice of law – including acting in the first all-electronic trial on the Commercial List.

Anisah is a valuable addition to Tyr and enhances the firm’s existing skill set, especially in the area of technology related litigation.

June 1, 2019

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Tyr LLP is founded

Jim Bunting, Sean Campbell and Jim Doris have announced that they are leaving Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP to found a new litigation firm, Tyr LLP. The three former Davies partners have over 55 years of experience litigating at one of Canada’s top litigation firms.

Although it is bittersweet to leave friends and colleagues at Davies, the three partners are enthusiastic about their new venture. The name of the firm, Tyr (pronounced like the word “tier”), is derived from an ancient Norse war god, who was responsible for upholding law and justice. Tyr was known for his bravery and by legend sacrificed one of his arms to uphold the law and protect his people. The decision to name the firm Tyr, rather than using the names of the firm’s founding parties, reflects the firm’s collaborative and team oriented approach, as well as the firm’s desire to grow from the strong foundation provided by its founding partners.