Vladimira Ivanov is a partner at Ross Nasseri. She is a civil and regulatory litigator with a proven track record of success in the courtroom. Vladimira has acted for individuals and corporations in a wide variety of matters, including contractual disputes, professional negligence, trusts and estates disputes, manufacturer, supplier, and retailer negligence, oppression remedy claims and shareholder disputes, occupiers’ liability, and all facets of real property litigation.
Vladimira has acted as lead counsel in trials, motions, and applications before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, and in appeals before the Court of Appeal and Divisional Court. She regularly appears before the Commercial List in connection with corporate and commercial disputes. She has obtained numerous Anton Piller orders and other orders for urgent injunctive relief to protect sensitive business, proprietary, and privacy interests. Vladi has acted for clients involved in confidential arbitral proceedings in Ontario and successfully tried cases before arbitrators. She has also appeared before numerous tribunals and advised clients involved in investigations or proceedings before professional regulatory colleges in Ontario.
Vladimira’s broad-ranging corporate and commercial litigation practice includes shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression remedy claims and applications for leave to commence derivative actions, and a variety of complex contractual disputes. Vladi has particular experience in the issues affecting closely-held and family businesses, including the principles that inform the valuation and winding up of such businesses. Some of Vladi’s representative reported work in this area includes:
- Agisheva v. Petrov, 2019 ONSC 3872; Acting as lead counsel on an application before the Commercial List for leave to commence a derivative claim on behalf of a closely-held company claiming breaches of fiduciary duties and misappropriation of corporate opportunities
- Lobanova v. Grynyshyn, 2019 ONSC 3064; Acting as lead counsel in successfully resisting a motion to the Superior Court to obtain injunctive relief in order to delay the conduct of a commercial arbitral proceeding governed by the Arbitration Act
- Sokoloff v. Bateriwala, 2019 ONSC 5442 and 2020 ONSC 6529; Successfully resisting a motion to set aside the dismissal for delay of a claim for alleged economic torts and conspiracy:, and successfully resisting an appeal of that decision before the Divisional Court
Vladimira’s varied real property practice includes mortgage enforcement proceedings, acting for tenants and landlords in commercial leasing disputes, acting for buyers and sellers in respect of residential and commercial real estate disputes, and acting for insureds in title insurance disputes. Some of her representative reported work in this area includes:
- Sub-Prime Mortgage Corporation v. 1219076 Ontario Limited, 2019 ONCA 581 and 2019 ONSC 6100; Acting as lead counsel in successfully resisting two applications for relief under Section 12 of the Mortgages Act and successfully resisting appeals from those decisions to the Court of Appeal
- Benedetto v. 2453912 Ontario Inc., 2019 ONCA 149; Successfully resisting an appeal before the Court of Appeal in which the Court clarified the interplay between the law of deposits and pre-incorporation contracts under Section 21 of the Ontario Business Corporations Act
Vladimira has significant experience defending and prosecuting professional negligence claims, particularly in the areas of physicians’ and lawyers’ professional liability. She has also acted as discipline counsel for professional regulatory colleges and their members. Some of her representative work in this area includes:
- Grogan v. Ontario College of Teachers, 2016 ONSC 6545; Successfully resisting an appeal to the Divisional Court from a decision of the Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Teachers to revoke a certificate of registration (leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal denied)
- Blew v. Ontario College of Teachers, 2016 ONSC 8053; Successfully resisting a motion for leave to appeal an interlocutory order of the Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Teachers
Prior to joining Ross Nasseri LLP in 2018, Vladi summered, articled, and practiced for three years in the Litigation department of McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto.
Vladimira is a regular volunteer at the Pro Bono Ontario Free Legal Advice Hotline, through which she offers summary advice and assistance with drafting letters and court materials to Ontarians who are unable to access paid legal services. She is active in mentoring and supporting junior members of the legal profession both inside and outside Ross Nasseri LLP.
Vladimira holds a BCL/LLB (2014) and BA (2010) with First Class Honours from McGill University. While she was in law school, she was selected as Best Oralist at the inaugural Dean’s Moot program, at which she made oral submissions before Marie Deschamps, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and in which her mooting team won the Best Factum award. She participated in an exchange semester at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Faculty of Law.
Vladimira is able to communicate with clients in English, French and Bulgarian.
Vladimira was called to the Ontario bar in 2015. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates’ Society, and the Canadian Bar Association.