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Matthew is a senior member of the estate and litigation groups. He maintains a broad civil, commercial, insurance and securities litigation practice.

He has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in estate and construction disputes, corporate and tort litigation as well as negligence and fraud claims. This experience has resulted in numerous reported decisions in complex and novel areas of law, including several in the Ontario Reports and in Watson & McGowan’s Ontario Civil Practice.

A significant portion of Matthew’s practice in recent years has involved cross-border claims for securities misrepresentation in the primary and secondary markets involving publicly traded companies operating in a diverse range of industries and geographical locations, including mining and offshore oil and gas exploration. In the context of this practice, Matthew has recovered millions of dollars for investors.

Matthew also represents international clients in the recognition and enforcement of foreign monetary and equitable judgments, including injunctions, and in proceedings in Ontario to obtain evidence in aid of foreign legal proceedings through the enforcement of letters rogatory.

Matthew has appeared as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice (including the Commercial List), the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and on applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has experience working on matters proceeding before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Southern District of Texas and the Eastern District of Michigan.

Matthew Stroh, “Two sides of same coin: Derivative action and oppression remedy”, The Lawyer’s Daily part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

Matthew Stroh, “When can a beneficiary of a trust enforce the rights of a trustee in equity? ”
a) The abridged version published by The Lawyer’s Daily part of Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
b) The unabridged version.

Matthew Stroh, “Going nuclear: Freezing assets with a Mareva injunction”
a) The abridged version published by The Lawyer’s Daily part of Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
b) The unabridged version.

Matthew Stroh, “Norwich Orders: Getting behind the mask”
a)  The abridged version published by The Lawyer’s Daily part of Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
b) The unabridged version.

Charles Wagner and Matthew Stroh, “Equitable fraud: Using it in court”
a) Part one of the abridged version published by The Lawyer’s Daily part of Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
b) Part two of the abridged version published by The Lawyer’s Daily part of Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
c) The unabridged version.

  1.  Hazelton Homes Corporation v. Katebian, 2019 ONSC 4015. Motion to convert an application for breach of trust into an action.
  2. Ludlow v. Clubbe, 2019 ONSC 941. Motion to determine whether a handwritten note was a valid holographic codicil.
  3. Terziev v. Katebian, 2019 ONSC 939. Successful motion for leave to intervene in a mortgage enforcement action to stay the eviction of the beneficial owner of two luxury properties.
  4. Donis v. Paragon International Wealth Management Inc., 2019 ONSC 51. Decision on costs.
  5. Donis v. Paragon International Wealth Management Inc., 2018 ONSC 6921. Successful motion for interim possession of a jewelry set.
  6. Perrelli v. Richmond Hill (Town), 2018 ONSC 6414 (Div. Ct.). Successfully represented the respondent on an appeal from a summary judgment motion quashing a municipal by-law on the basis of illegality and bad faith, including invoking the court’s appellate jurisdiction to determine a limitation period for the first time on appeal, pursuant to s. 134 of the Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43.
  7. Zashko v. Touchgate and Ahmed, 2018 ONSC 5650. Decision on costs.
  8. Zashko v. Touchgate and Ahmed, 2018 ONSC 3734. Successful application for recognition and enforcement of a foreign equitable and monetary judgment.
  9. Perrelli v. The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill, 2017 ONSC 6062. Successful motion for summary judgment to quash a municipal by-law on the basis of illegality and bad faith.
  10. Wong v. Pretium Resources, 2017 ONSC 3361. Successfully represented the proposed representative plaintiff on a motion for leave to proceed under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5.
  11. Khavari v. Mizrahi, 2017 ONSC 3245. Motion to strike a counterclaim under Rules 21.01(1)(b) and 25.11.
  12. Gerard v. Detour Gold Corporation, 2017 ONSC 2547. Motion for certification under the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 6 for settlement purposes resulting in the recovery of $6 million for investors in Detour Gold Corporation`s common stock.
  13. Wright v. Detour Gold Corporation, 2016 ONSC 6807. Motion for the production of the drafts of an expert’s report following an admission on cross-examination that he was not its author.
  14. LBP Holdings Ltd. v. Allied Nevada Gold Corp., 2016 ONSC 6037 (Div. Ct.).  Defeated a motion for leave to appeal a lower court judgment adding two investment banks to a proposed securities class action.
  15. LBP Holdings Ltd. v. Allied Nevada Gold Corp., 2016 ONSC 5326 (Div. Ct.).  Successful in striking out a reply factum filed in the Divisional Court on the basis that it failed to comply with Rule 61.03.1(11).
  16. Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc., 2016 ONCA 641. Co-counsel for the appellant on an appeal from the denial of leave to proceed under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5.
  17. LBP Holdings Ltd. v. Allied Nevada Gold Corp., 2016 ONSC 1629.  Successful motion to add two investment banks to a securities class action following the reporting issuer filing for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.  Defeated a cross-motion to strike out two expert reports on the basis of alleged bias.
  18. Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc., 2015 ONSC 7780.  Successful in reducing a costs award by $392k.
  19. Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc., 2015 ONSC 5348.  Represented the proposed representative plaintiff on a motion for leave to proceed under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, and certification under the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 6.
  20. Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc., 2014 ONSC 7381 (Div. Ct.).  Defeated a motion for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court on the grounds of mootness.
  21. Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc., 2014 ONSC 5727.  Successful motion for the production of the drafts of a “hybrid” witness’ affidavits on the basis that litigation privilege had been waived.
  22. Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc., 2014 ONSC 4647 (Div. Ct.).  Represented the moving party on a motion for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court.
  23. Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc., 2014 ONSC 4161; 121 O.R. (3d) 705.  Represented the moving party on a production motion to obtain documents referred to in affidavits tendered by a respondent.
  24. Rousseau v. Scotia Mortgage Corp., 2013 ONSC 677.  Successfully defended a prominent personal injury lawyer against a personal costs award under Rule 57.07.
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