Scott Kugler is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, and head of the firm's national Class Action Defence Group and its national Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
Scott's practice is focused on complex commercial disputes, including class actions (primarily in the areas of securities, competition law/antitrust, and product liability), shareholder disputes, claims against directors/officers and multi-faceted corporate litigation often involving the oppression remedy. He also has considerable experience handling broker/dealer disputes (civil and regulatory), product liability cases, franchise disputes, and dealer/distributor disputes.
Complex cases require creative approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes. Scott prides himself on being able to get to the heart of a case quickly and develop a strategy that will maximize his client's chances of success. His focused and practical approach has resulted in his clients obtaining excellent outcomes through litigation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or a combination of them depending on the nature of the dispute and the client's preferences.
Scott Kugler is "particularly skilled and knowledgeable at advancing litigation while remaining commercially-minded." Chambers (Canada)
Scott also understands that the process is important to clients. He is trusted by his clients to provide clear, timely and practical advice. He works closely with clients to ensure that they understand the issues as well as the strategy for achieving the best possible outcome in the circumstances.
Scott is a Chambers (Canada)-ranked lawyer in the area of Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence). He has also been recognized by Lexpert for securities litigation, class actions, corporate commercial litigation and mining litigation, Legal 500 for dispute resolution, Benchmark Canada for class actions, and The Best Lawyers in Canada for corporate commercial litigation and class actions. In 2014, he was included on Lexpert magazine's list of Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 for 2014.