The Honourable Frank J.C. Newbould, Q.C.
Arbitration Place; Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Mr. Newbould was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 2006. Until his retirement on June 1, 2017, he was from 2013 the head of the Commercial List in Toronto, the country’s leading commercial court tasked with hearing a wide variety of complex cases including domestic and cross-border insolvency matters, corporate amalgamations and reorganizations, proceedings for relief under business corporation legislation, and oppression actions. In 2014, he presided over the first cross-border joint trial with the Delaware Bankruptcy Court in the Nortel insolvency litigation involving the allocation of $7.3 billion.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Mr. Newbould was a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais in Toronto with a broad litigation and arbitration practice involving corporate and commercial disputes, banking and insolvency matters, class actions, re-insurance disputes, real estate and estate matters.
Mr. Newbould is counsel to the firm of Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP in Toronto, a panel member of Arbitration Place in Toronto, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration User’s Council, a panel member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association, a panel member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, a member of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee, a panel member of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, a member of INSOL International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals), a member of the International Insolvency Institute, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a director of Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation, a TSX listed company.
As a judge of the Superior Court of Ontario, Justice Newbould released a large number of reported decisions. The following is a short sample of his decisions.