Ari Kaplan mediates business, partnership and insurance disputes under the Commercial Mediation Act. He is a qualified mediator in the Harvard interests model and has negotiated dozens of confidential business settlements. Also, Ari is an experienced commercial litigator and was an expert witness on Canadian law in U.S./Delaware litigation.
Ari Kaplan facilitates funding solutions and helps parties negotiate compromises during restructuring. He has appeared for pension and benefit interests in British Columbia (Re Catalyst Paper Corporation) and Quebec (Re Bloom Lake, g.p.l.). Ari’s book Pension Law was cited as an authority in Re Indalex, the Supreme Court of Canada's leading decision on insolvency and pensions.
In Re Nortel Networks, Ari was on the litigation team for the successful Canadian Creditors' Committee during the cross-border trials in Delaware and Ontario. In 2015, these judgments allocated $7.3 billon to the estates in North America and Europe for distribution to claimants in America, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Ari Kaplan mediates complex class actions and has negotiated settlements as class counsel in a dozen class proceedings, e.g.: Waterston v. CBC, TTC v. Signorile, Dhillon v. City of Hamilton, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre v. Lorenz, National Trust Company v. Smallhorn, CBS Pictures Canada Inc. v. Dillon:
Ari Kaplan acts for clients involved with regulators. He facilitates negotiated conversions to target benefit, joint trusteed and multi-employer plans. He mediates regulatory and compliance disputes, funding, indexation, expenses, communication, enrolment, termination, investment, administration, service, transfers, and beneficiary entitlements. Ari writes settlement reports for parties filings.