Demetrios Yiokaris is the practice co-ordinator of the firm’s Litigation department. His practice includes professional negligence, coverage disputes, pension and benefits litigation, disability coverage disputes, real estate litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, and transportation/maritime. He also has significant experience in bankruptcy and restructuring matters with an emphasis in advising labour unions, pensioners, and employees.
Demetrios has extensive motion and trial experience in a variety of courts and tribunals, which have resulted in over eighty reported decisions. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, various provincial trial division courts (Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Alberta, and the Federal Court of Canada), various appellate courts (Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Federal Court of Canada), and in major private arbitrations.
In addition to English, Demetrios speaks Greek, basic French and basic Cantonese.