Arnold Schwisberg


Arnold Schwisberg

Of Counsel

Arnold specializes in sophisticated commercial litigation; including judicial reviews of jurisdictional excesses of regulatory agencies and tribunals; interference with business and contractual relations between competitors; business disputes among shareholders and partners; employment law including prosecuting and defending wrongful dismissals; marketing, distribution and licensing; trade mark and copyright infringement actions and defences; complex breaches of contract, financial and negligence matters; insolvencies. He has appeared at all levels of the Ontario Courts, at the Federal Court’s Trial and Appeal Divisions and in the Supreme Court of Canada and is one of Canada’s pre-eminent liquor-regulatory lawyers and one of its foremost specialists in jewellery, fine art and specie insurance defence litigation.

In August 2015, he was trial counsel in R. v. Comeau (Free the Beer case), and in December 2017 was co-counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada, for a constitutional challenge about trade barriers affecting the cross-provincial movement of liquor and goods in Canada, which received major media attention domestically and abroad.