Brad Hanna is a talented litigator with a practice focused on complex corporate commercial litigation. A leader of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Franchising & Distribution groups, Brad represents leading companies in the franchising and distribution, manufacturing and automotive sectors before all levels of courts in Canada including the Supreme Court, and at domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
Acting in a wide range of matters, Brad works with foreign and domestic manufacturers that are terminating relationships with distributors and franchisees, handling claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, bad faith, fraud and misrepresentation. Other cases have involved intellectual property infringement, breach of non-compete and confidentiality covenants, as well as licensing and competition law issues. Brad has represented numerous automotive clients in this context, and defended automotive, food, and clothing manufacturers, petroleum suppliers and a national grocer against alleged breaches of franchise legislation, including rescission and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing claims. He also has experience in defending class actions in connection with breach of contract and fiduciary duties, misrepresentation and patents.
With significant expertise in internet-related disputes, Brad has acted in cases involving the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), cybersquatting, defamation and other violations of intellectual property. His corporate fraud practice encompasses all forms of crimes against the company committed by corporate representatives and unrelated parties. With respect to environmental law, Brad represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil environmental actions, and defends corporations charged under a variety of environmental statutes and regulations.
Also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, Brad is a fellow and executive committee member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He acts routinely as counsel in private and court-annexed mediations, international and domestic commercial arbitrations and National Automobile Dealer Arbitration Program (NADAP) proceedings.