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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)
  • Ranked in the Canadian Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in franchise law on behalf of franchisors and franchisees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Seven Tips for Negotiating an Area...

Posted by | 25 June 2019

Authors: Ben Hanuka and Anthony Pugh, Law Works P.C. Read More

Supreme Court of Canada Rules Quebec...

Posted by | 20 June 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Modern Cleaning Concept Inc. v. Read More

Quebec Cleaning Franchise Agreement...

Posted by | 19 June 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Najah c. Read More

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Sama Al Mutair and Sarah Ellen...

We are pleased to announce that Sama Al Mutair and Sarah Ellen McMahon joined Law Works as articling students as of July 8, 2019. Read More

Law Works successful in Court ...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka was successful as counsel in an appeal to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in an exclusive use dispute on behalf of Royal Paan, a... Read More

Ben Hanuka Quoted in Globe and...

We are pleased to announce that the Globe and Mail quoted Ben Hanuka’s opinion about the recent settlement in the Tim Horton’s class action. Read More

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