Jason Wadden



Tel: +1 416 627 9815


Bar Admissions: Ontario, 2002

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration
  • Class Action Defence
    • Advertising & Consumer Claims
    • Appellate Litigation
    • Commercial Disputes
    • Competition & Anti-Trust Litigation
    • Defamation Claims
    • Directors & Officers Liability
    • Leasing, Development & Management Disputes
    • Professional Negligence
    • Public Interest & Constitutional Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insolvency, Distressed Company & Creditor Disputes
  • Investigations & Regulatory Defence
  • Shareholder, Partnership & Securities Disputes

Jason's expertise covers all areas of complex business law litigation and cross-border matters, including insolvency and restructuring matters. Prior to joining Tyr, Jason was a senior litigation partner at Goodmans LLP.

Jason Wadden is a partner at Tyr LLP and head of the firm's insolvency and restructuring litigation practice. Jason is known for providing both creative and practical business-oriented advice to help his clients best meet their goals.

Jason advises clients facing a wide array of business challenges and disputes. This includes advising and representing distressed companies, monitors, receivers, creditors and other stakeholders in insolvency and restructuring matters and the resulting litigation fallout, as well as complex commercial litigation such as corporate stakeholder disputes, corporate governance matters, class actions, as well as litigating and advising on regulatory matters, fraud investigations and recovery, foreign corruption and economic sanctions. Jason also provides governance and strategic advice to boards, directors and management on a wide range of governance and business issues.

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Abira Inc. Freezing Order Aleafia Health and Emblem Cannabis Corporation Alvarez & Marsal Inc Aqua Greens Inc. Bank of Montreal Canada Pipe Company Cantech Companies Cash Stores (CCAA Proceedings) Confidential Company in Contested Receivership and Freezing Order Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario re Portuguese Canadian Credit Union DG Group & Muzzo Group Ernst & Young Inc., in its capacity as Monitor re Nortel Networks Ernst & Young Inc., in its capacity as Receiver re Westernbank Ernst & Young Inc., in its capacity as Trustee re Octagon Capital Financial Services Regulatory Authority GFA World GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. Gross Capital Inc. Just Energy Inc. Kahn Swick Foti, LLC Midtown Acquisitions L.P. Mining Investment Company Minority Shareholder Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc. v. eCapital Trust Corp., TFS RT, Inc. et al. In re Nemaska Lithium New Solutions Novalex Inc. Nova Scotia Landowner Group OOLabs Inc. President and Significant Shareholder PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. Private Company and Certain Shareholders Private Equity Company Rose Hill Corp. et al. v. Frame-Tech Structures et al. Spacebridge Inc. Torstar Various Corporations Addressing Corruption Matters Various Stakeholders Wells Fargo Bank re Sears Canada Insolvency
Community Involvement
  • Council Member, ProAction Cops & Kids (Halton Chapter)
  • Former Chair/Vice-Chair, Advocates' Society Insolvency Litigation Practice Group
Board Memberships
  • Director, Halton Police Foundation
  • Former Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
  • Former Director, Mississauga-Halton Local Health Integration Network
  • Former Director, Ontario Association of Police Service Boards
  • Former Member, Halton Regional Police Service Board
  • "Bill 27 Prohibition on Non-Competition Clauses in Ontario Employment Contracts Amended to Include Exception for Executives" (3 December 2021),
  • "Ontario Introduces Legislation Prohibiting Non-Competition Clauses in Employment Contracts and Requiring Right-to-Disconnect Policies for Employees" (27 October 2021),
  • "Canada's Anti-money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Economic Sanction Regimes" (30 March 2021),
  • "Virtual Currency Dealers Must Register as MSBs by June 1, 2020: Important Changes to Canada's Anti-Money Laundering Regime" (16 April 2020),
  • "Nortel's litigation legacy: The truly cross-border trial and other lessons for the future", (Summer 2019) 38 Advocates' Soc. J. No. 1, 6.
  • "Supreme Court of Canada Refuses Leave to Appeal on Insider Trading and Tipping Restrictions Case" (19 December 2018),
  • "Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Pan-Canadian Securities Regulator" (12 November 2018),
  • "Transfer Pricing: Considerations for U.S. Multinationals" (22 October2018).
  • "U.S. Appeals Court Clarifies Jurisdictional Limits of FCPA" (2 October 2018),
  • "Canada Adopts New "Remediation Agreement" Regime to Address Corporate Crime" (26 September 2018),
  • "Social Media Evidence in Litigation: Finding It and Using It" (13 February 2018)
  • ""Facilitation Payments" Exception Repealed under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act" (6 November 2017),
  • "Court of Appeal Ruling Endorses Aggregate Damages Awards in Class Proceedings and Provides Guidance to Consumer Protection Act Misrepresentation Claims" (29 February 2016),
  • "Canadian Federal Government Proposes Amendments to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations" (20 July 2015)
  • "Canadian Federal Government Moderates "Integrity Framework" Penalties" (13 July 2015),
  • "RCMP Investigates Canadian Mining Company for Alleged Bribery Offences Under the CFPOA" (8 June 2015).
  • "Canadian Foreign Anti-Bribery Law" (24 April 2015).
  • "OSC Releases Decision in Tipping and Insider Trading Case" (27 March 2015),
  • "Ontario Court Orders Production of Certain Proffer Information to Accused Co-Conspirators" (13 February 2015),
  • "Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal Alberta Decision Enforcing Foreign Judgment" (10 December 2014).
  • "No Right to a Trial in Civil Litigation in Ontario" (20 November 2014).
  • "Chasing the Student Debtor" (10 October 2014).
  • "CFPOA May Not Give Canadian Courts Jurisdiction Over Foreign Nationals Outside Canada (20 June 2014).
  • "Hryniak v. Mauldin Breathes New Life into Summary Judgment Motions" (3 June 2014),
  • "First Prison Sentence under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act" (26 May 2014),
  • "The Supreme Court of Canada Breathes New Life into Summary Judgment" (10 February 2014),
  • "Court of Appeal Ignores Ability to Pay; Employer Fined $750,000 for Criminal Negligence of Low-Level Supervisor” (15 October 2013).
  • "First Conviction under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act" (29 August 2013),
  • "Practice Tips for the Commercial List and Views from the Bench" in The Commercial List Update: What You Need to Know, Canadian Bar Association, (5 November 2012).
  • "The First Year Under the New Rule in Ontario" (1 January 2010).
  • "The Granting and Recognition of Extra-territorial Injunctions Revisited" (7 September 2005).
  • "Cyber-Libel: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same" (Aug. 2004) 5 Internet & E-Com. L. Can. 41.
Professional Affiliations
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
Teaching Engagements
  • Osgoode LLM Course on Shareholder Remedies
  • University of Toronto: LLM Class on Shareholder Remedies
  • Western Law: Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Western Law: Civil Procedure
  • Western Law, LLB (With Distinction), 2001
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, BBA, 1998
  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—Litigation Star
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law