Markus Kremer is a partner practising in the Toronto office. Markus was admitted
to the Ontario Bar in 1999, after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior
to obtaining his law degree, he graduated from the University of Guelph with
a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science and French, having spent a year at the
University of Mannheim, in Germany. He is fluent in English, French and German.
Areas of Practice
- Public law, including constitutional, administrative and pension litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Class Action Litigation
- Markus has appeared as counsel before all levels of the Courts in Ontario,
before the Supreme Court of Canada, and before the Financial Services Tribunal.
- Representative clients and cases from recent years include:
- Monsanto Canada: Counsel to Monsanto at Supreme Court
of Canada and all levels of court below. Monsanto is the leading pension
case regarding distribution of actuarial surplus on the partial wind up
of a pension plan and was rated the Top Business Litigation Decision of
2004 by Lexpert.
- Bank of Canada: Counsel for the Bank in a class action relating
to administrative expenses in its pension plan.
- Bank of Nova Scotia: Counsel for the Bank in a class action relating
to the use of VISA cards for foreign exchange transactions.
- Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board: Represented the Board
before the Financial Services Tribunal and in Divisional Court on issues
relating to the division of pensions on marriage breakdown under the Pension
- BICC Cables: Represented the company before the Financial Services
Tribunal and in Divisional Court with respect to consent benefits in a
Professional and Community Activities
- Member of the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, Pension & Benefits
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association (Commercial Litigation Section)
- Member of Amnesty International
- Markus F. Kremer, The Monsanto Decision: New Pension Risks in Corporate
Restructurings, Ontario Bar Association, 30th Annual Institute
of Continuing Legal Education, Pensions Section (February 3, 2005).
- Christopher D. Bredt and Markus F. Kremer, Section 3 of the Charter:
Democratic Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada, Ontario Bar Association,
3rd Annual Charter Conference (October 15, 2004), accepted for republication,
8 N.J.C.L. 16.1 (2005).
- Markus F. Kremer, Administrative Expense Charges, (2003) 9:4
- Markus F. Kremer, Jurisdiction Over Foreign Torts, (2002) 9:3
- Christopher D. Bredt and Markus F. Kremer, The Unlimited Liability
of the Limited Partner, (2000) 7:4 Commercial Litigation, 379.
- Christopher D. Bredt and Markus F. Kremer, The Removal of an Opposing
Solicitor Where Another Member of the Firm May be a Witness, (2000)
7 Commercial Litigation 346
Practice areas to which Markus F. Kremer belongs:
- Appeal and Review
- Commercial Litigation