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Ben V. Hanuka

Ben Hanuka, J.D., LL.M., C.S., Q.Arb

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Email: ben@lawworks.ca

  • J.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), 1996
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1998
  • LL.M. (General, emphasis on advocacy; Osgoode Hall Law School), 2015
  • Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2017
  • Q.Arb (Qualified Arbitrator)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member of the following qualification-based arbitration and ADR professional associations:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), based in London, England
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • ADR Institute of Canada

Franchise Lawyers

Successfully represented clients in leading franchise disclosure cases in Ontario. Represented the plaintiffs as lead counsel in the first Ontario franchise disclosure class action (Quiznos), resulting in a successful settlement. Listed in the Lexpert Canadian Legal Directory as a leading franchise practitioner.

Ben has represented parties in a broad range of business disputes and corporate/commercial litigation. He has represented a major Canadian bank on various fraud cases and brings considerable expertise in a broad range of business disputes, including debtor-creditor rights, class actions, lease agreements, professional negligence, trademark infringement, shareholder disputes, joint ventures, misrepresentations, injunctions, insolvencies and receiverships. In addition, Ben has extensive experience practicing on the Commercial List, Ontario’s specialized court for complex commercial disputes.

Ben writes frequently about commercial arbitration, franchise law, and legal technology. He was founder and chair of the Joint Subcommittee of Franchising of the Ontario Bar Association (now the Franchise Law Section) from 2002 to 2008. He has taught civil litigation at the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admission course, chaired and presented at numerous continuous legal education programs, written many articles, and served on many bar committees and executives.

2017-LR-Lawyer

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Franchise Law Blog

Ontario Court Enforces Costs Award...

Posted by | 25 November 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Pet Valu Canada Inc. v. Read More

Court Dismisses Injunction Applications...

Posted by | 20 November 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 526901 B.C. Ltd. v. Dairy Queen Canada Inc. Read More

Quebec Court Certifies Franchise Class...

Posted by | 15 November 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Sopropharm c. Jean-Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. Read More

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Ben Hanuka Authors Franchise A...

We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal will publish in its upcoming issue a paper authored by Ben Hanuka about franchise arbitrations. Read More

Ben Hanuka Co-Presented about ...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka co-presented about 2018 case developments at the recent Annual Franchise Law Conference of the Ontario Bar Association, which was... Read More

Ben Hanuka Cited in Ongoing Ti...

We are pleased to announce that the Globe and Mail cited Ben Hanuka’s opinion in another high-profile article about the ongoing Tim Horton’s class actions. Read More

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