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法学院

University of 多伦多

酒吧入场

安大略省,2008年

亚当·希普 is a partner specializing in corporate/commercial litigation and also leads the firm’s national franchise practice.  

商业诉讼

亚当 has significant experience representing banks, manufacturers, franchisors and other private and public companies in complex commercial disputes, including class actions, competition litigation, contract disputes, fraud allegations and consumer protection claims. 亚当曾处理过许多具有开创性的案例,包括最近驳回了一项拟议的14亿美元竞争集体诉讼,该诉讼获得了加拿大基准诉讼的“国家影响案例奖”。  

亚当 is listed as one of the 2015 Lexpert冉冉升起的新星:40岁以下的领先律师 在加拿大。他曾在安大略省各级法院,加拿大最高法院,卑诗省最高法院以及众多仲裁小组和行政法庭出任律师,并定期为客户代理审判,上诉,禁令,申请和其他有争议的听证会。 

亚当’s legal writing on private law has been cited by courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the BC Court of Appeal.

特许经销法

亚当 is routinely recognized as a leading franchise lawyer in  《钱伯斯加拿大杰出加拿大律师指南》 加拿大法律专家目录加拿大最好的律师和 名人:加拿大.  He has extensive experience acting for domestic and international franchisors, manufacturers and master distributors across diverse industries, including telecommunications, education, health care, professional 服务, quick service restaurant, and casual dining. 亚当 regularly litigates franchise/dealer disputes, drafts franchise agreements and disclosure documents and advises clients on risk management, system change and franchisee-relations.

Between 2013-2017, 亚当 served as Adjunct Professor of franchise-distribution law at the University of 多伦多 Faculty of Law. He also received the Ontario Bar Association's Award for Excellence in 专营权Law in 2012 and 2013 for his legal writing.

Prior to joining 麦卡锡·特劳特, 亚当 clerked for several Justices at the Ontario Court of Appeal. He received an Honours BA (with high distinction) and a JD (with honours standing), both from the University of 多伦多, in 2004 and 2007.

最近的集体诉讼

  • 代表MolsonCoors进行涉及安大略省啤酒分销的14亿加元竞争集体诉讼(休斯诉安大略省酒类管制局,2018 ONSC 1723和2019 ONCA 30)
  • 代表道明银行参与与Visa和MasterCard的许可安排有关的国家竞争集体诉讼(柯本和沃森的大都会之家诉BMO金融集团,2019 BCSC 1456)
  • 代表PayPal进行涉及外汇交易和消费者保护问题的1.5亿美元国家集体诉讼
  • 代表道明银行在涉及与硬币计数机有关的消费者保护问题的国家集体诉讼中

特许经营&发行争议

  • 在法定撤销案件中代表国家休闲餐饮特许经营者,成功击败简易判决(2462192 Ontario Ltd. v. Paramount 专营权Group Inc.,2019 ONSC 2962)
  • 代表国家早期儿童教育专营权人起诉两名因欺诈而被撤销的前加盟商(新起点早期学习诉CEFA Systems Inc.,2018 BCSC 2417)
  • 代表国家速食食品特许经营人处理由终止经营的特许经营人提起的永久性禁令救济的快速仲裁
  • 在涉及系统变更的多经销商诉讼中代表Bell Mobility
  • 向铃木加拿大就终止其在加拿大的汽车经销商网络以及在相关诉讼中的代理以及大多数经销商开始的仲裁提供法律意见
  • 代表MolsonCoors进行诉讼,以在加拿大实施某些主要发行和许可权(加拿大莫尔森诉米勒酿造公司,2013 ONSC 2758)

其他可提起的诉讼事项

  • 成功为商业客户在涉嫌信用卡欺诈和拒付问题的索赔中为RBC辩护(Aeon Sodding Corp.诉加拿大皇家银行,2020 ONSC 4520)
  • TD银行在竞争法庭的代理,涉及Visa和MasterCard的许可安排(竞争事务专员诉加拿大签证 等,2013 CACT 1)
  • Labatt Brewing Co.诉NHL Enterprises Canada(2011),B.L.R。86 (第4名)190,ONCA 511,282 O.A.C. 151,O.R. (3d)677,ONSC 5652(在长期履行合同下成功进行上诉和在多方争议中进行了再审)

最近的特许经营业务

  • 在快餐,休闲餐饮,医疗保健,电信和教育行业的众多国家特许经营体系中不断担任代表,包括披露文件,单位级别交易和持续的特许经营关系
  • 专营权counsel to Brookfield Asset Management in its $4.3 billion acquisition of Enercare Inc., which included franchised operations in Ontario
  • Assisting a national quick service restaurant master franchisor with negotiations concerning its Master 专营权Agreement and Unit 专营权Agreement in Canada

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