Maureen Ward practises corporate and commercial litigation with an emphasis on fraud matters, international asset recovery and arbitration. She represents both national and international clients in a broad range of matters, including commercial disputes, commercial arbitration proceedings, litigation regarding fraud, Investor-State NAFTA disputes, insurance, competition law matters, contract disputes, directors' and officers' liability and professional negligence. Maureen appears frequently before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal and handles complex cross-border litigation. Her advocacy experience includes litigation of issues regarding Ponzi schemes, offshore banking and money laundering, investment fraud, bank liability, cross-border litigation matters, insurance coverage disputes, bills of exchange, investment disputes, letters rogatory, credit card and cheque fraud, fidelity claims, major contractual disputes, international letters of credit and bankruptcy matters.
She has experience in a broad range of matters including Mareva injunctions, Anton Piller orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders, tracing, bank liability, fraudulent conveyances, employee theft, secret commissions, restitution orders, and disclosure orders. Maureen acts as an independent supervising solicitor for the execution of Anton Piller orders.
Maureen also has experience in insurance matters, the enforcement of foreign judgments and orders, conducting investigations, and working with internal and external auditors. She has also provided legal opinions to insurers and has represented clients in a range of industries.
Maureen is co-author of the legal chapter of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada Certification Manual and contributes regularly to Legal Alert, a Carswell publication. Maureen is also a member of the International Bar Association.