Robert Dawkins is a partner in our Vancouver office. Rob has a commercial litigation practice and acts in a broad range of matters, including banking litigation, fraud recovery litigation, creditors' remedies, commercial lease disputes, shareholder disputes, contract and sale-of-goods disputes, and intellectual property/anti-piracy litigation. Rob has extensive experience obtaining and enforcing pre-trial injunction remedies, including Anton Piller Orders (civil search orders) and Mareva Injunctions (asset-freezing orders).
Rob also has an active solicitor's practice, drafting standard form banking contracts and AML compliance policies, and has conducted class action and litigation risk reviews of standard form agreements. Rob provides regular operational, legal compliance and litigation risk-management advice to his clients to proactively manage and minimize risk in their day-to-day operations.
Rob acts for a variety of clients, ranging from institutions to individuals, and in a broad range of matters. His fraud practice ranges from large-scale Ponzi scheme class action litigation to smaller-scale employee fraud matters. Rob has acted in securities litigation ranging from hearings before the BC Securities Commission in hostile take-over bids to oppression remedy cases involving small, closely held private companies. Rob's litigation and risk-management clients include banks, credit unions, large and small commercial landlords and property managers, public and private companies, and individual business owners.