Markus Koehnen is co-chair of McMillan’s corporate governance and securities litigation group. He has appeared before all levels of courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. His practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on shareholder rights and corporate governance, and international law. Recent cases include defending four officers of an international forestry company in a 12 month hearing before the Ontario Securities Commission.
Markus is the author of "Oppression and Related Remedies", a text on shareholder rights and directors liabilities published by Thomsen/Carswell cited by courts throughout Canada and teaches at the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Markus has extensive experience with international legal issues including arbitration, jurisdiction, conflicts of laws, sovereign immunity and act of state. He has co-ordinated multi-jurisdictional litigation between a broad range of legal cultures including the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, China, Nigeria and Iran.
In addition to litigating before courts and administrative tribunals of all levels, he has acted as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations and has a depth of expertise in the recognition and enforcement in Canada of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and former co-chair of the litigation committee of the International Bar Association. Markus speaks French and German.
WWL says: Markus Koehnen handles a broad remit of commercial disputes including corporate governance issues and is “one of the best in the business”.
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