Jeffrey B. Simpson 

Jeffrey B. Simpson

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.307.4011
e: jeffrey.simpson@mcmillan.ca

overview

  • Partner as of 1984.
  • Member of the firm's Competition and Marketing and Advocacy and Litigation Groups.
  • Broad-based commercial litigation practice involves all aspects of counsel work, at trial, in appellate courts and before administrative tribunals in class actions, competition, shareholder, products liability, insurance and construction disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel for Mastercard in successful defence of resale price maintenance complaint before Canadian Competition Tribunal.
  • Lead counsel for Rogers Communications Inc. in successful defence at trial of claim for alleged misuse of confidential information.
  • Lead counsel for Goldstone Resources in successful defence at trial of employment/shareholder dispute.
  • Lead counsel for Mastercard in several class actions alleging price fixing conspiracies.
  • Lead counsel in other class actions alleging price fixing conspiracies, including auto parts, compressors, LCD and CRT.
  • Lead counsel in other competition law trials including Polaroid Canada v. Continent-Wide Enterprises and R. v. North Sails Fogh.
  • Lead counsel in successful defence on appeal of St. Lawrence Starch shareholder dispute (Alldrew v. Nibrol).
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff at trial and on appeal in successful multimillion dollar claim for stock options (Sambrook v. Altamira).
  • Lead counsel in successful defence at trial of claim by professional hockey player for loss of future income (Mellanby v. Pinkerton's).

Publications

Uber Drivers Given a Low-Arb Diet: Ontario Court of Appeal Invalidates Arbitration Clauses
Working Notice: Class Action Succeeds in Challenging When Clock Starts

News

McMillan Named Competition Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Canada
Neil Campbell and McMillan's Competition Group honoured at the 2016 Global Competition Review Awards
McMillan's Competition/Antitrust Group Honoured at the 2015 Global Competition Review Awards
McMillan Honoured at Global Competition Review Awards

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB - 1978

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1980

Practices

class actions
cartels
business litigation
confidential information
appellate advocacy
arbitration
international arbitration

Industries

automotive manufacturers and distributors
suppliers
banking
pharmaceuticals

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Partner as of 1984.
  • Member of the firm's Competition and Marketing and Advocacy and Litigation Groups.
  • Broad-based commercial litigation practice involves all aspects of counsel work, at trial, in appellate courts and before administrative tribunals in class actions, competition, shareholder, products liability, insurance and construction disputes.
  • Lead counsel for Mastercard in successful defence of resale price maintenance complaint before Canadian Competition Tribunal.
  • Lead counsel for Rogers Communications Inc. in successful defence at trial of claim for alleged misuse of confidential information.
  • Lead counsel for Goldstone Resources in successful defence at trial of employment/shareholder dispute.
  • Lead counsel for Mastercard in several class actions alleging price fixing conspiracies.
  • Lead counsel in other class actions alleging price fixing conspiracies, including auto parts, compressors, LCD and CRT.
  • Lead counsel in other competition law trials including Polaroid Canada v. Continent-Wide Enterprises and R. v. North Sails Fogh.
  • Lead counsel in successful defence on appeal of St. Lawrence Starch shareholder dispute (Alldrew v. Nibrol).
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff at trial and on appeal in successful multimillion dollar claim for stock options (Sambrook v. Altamira).
  • Lead counsel in successful defence at trial of claim by professional hockey player for loss of future income (Mellanby v. Pinkerton's).
December 2017
Working Notice: Class Action Succeeds in Challenging When Clock Starts

Employment Law and Litigation Bulletin