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Ben V. Hanuka

Ben Hanuka, JD, LLM, CS, FCIArb

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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
  • FCIArb (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, England)
  • Listed as a leading practitioner in Franchise Law in the Canadian Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada peer-reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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WHEN DOES THE FRANCHISE TWO-YEAR...

Posted by | 12 November 2019

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on September 20, 2019, under the title, “Start your engines: Franchise two-year... Read More

PLEADINGS UNDER ATTACK IN FRANCHISE...

Posted by | 12 November 2019

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on October 7, 2019, under the same title. Read More

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses...

Posted by | 1 October 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh and Sarah McMahon, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Cactus World Holdings Ltd. v. Earl’s Holdings Ltd. et al. Read More

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Ben Hanuka to moderate legal p...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka will be the moderator of an upcoming legal professional development program for the legal community in British Columbia about... Read More

Ben Hanuka presents at the Fra...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka presented at the Franchise Tradeshow in Vancouver this past weekend, Saturday November 2, 2019, about franchise legal issues. Read More

Ben Hanuka recognized in 2020 ...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka has been recognized in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Canada peer-rated directory in the Franchise Law category. Read More

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