Dimitris Lascaris is a Siskinds partner and is the leader of Siskinds’ Securities Class Actions Group. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1991, and was admitted to the bar of the State of New York and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1992, and the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2004. Before joining Siskinds, Dimitris practiced securities law in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm.
In August 2013, Dimitris was named by Canadian Business Magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in Canadian business, describing him as “the fiercest legal advocate for shareholder rights.”
In August 2012, he was named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada.
Mr. Lascaris has been lead or co-lead counsel in the many class actions (
FMF Capital Group Securities Litigation, Gildan Activewear Securities Litigation, Southwestern Resources Corp. Securities Litigation, the first case settled under Part XXIII.1 of the OntarioSecurities Act, Arctic Glacier Securities Litigation ).
Dimitris is currently prosecuting numerous domestic and cross-border securities class actions, including the Imax Corporation Securities Litigation, which is the first case for which leave has been granted under Part XXIII.1 of the OntarioSecurities Act, as well as the Sino-Forest Corporation Securities Litigation and the SNC-Lavalin Securities Litigation.
He speaks English, French and Greek.