Fahad Siddiqui

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Fahad Siddiqui

Fahad Siddiqui

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Fahad Siddiqui practises commercial litigation. He acts in corporate, shareholder, contract, financial product and regulatory matters and appears in all levels of court.

Fahad previously clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the High Court of Delhi.

He joined us after practising in the securities litigation group at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City and a litigation boutique in Toronto where he represented clients in the financial services, healthcare, technology, energy, food services, and infrastructure industries.

Fahad has guest lectured on Appellate Advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School and published in peer-reviewed academic journals. His pro bono service includes cases heard by the Supreme Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of the United States and a one-year term as a director of a legal-aid clinic serving low-income Torontonians.

Fahad is fluent in French and conversant in Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic.

Professional experience

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J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2013
M.A., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2009
B.A., Trinity College, University of Toronto, 2007

  • Ontario 2014
  • Counsel in application involving $3 billion share purchase agreement relating to Highway 407 (4352238 Canada Inc. v. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., et al., 2019 ONSC 4423)
  • Defeated claims of more than $80 million in insolvency proceedings of national retailer
  • Part of team that obtained order prohibiting acquisition of evidence in the US for use in proposed $1 billion class action in Ontario alleging price-fixing in the foreign exchange market (Mancinelli v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2017 ONSC 87, aff'd 2018 ONSC 1844 [Div. Ct.])
  • Obtained emergency interim and interlocutory injunctions for leading reinsurance multinational requiring immediate return of confidential software code (Aon Benfield Canada ULC v. Vazir, 2018 ONSC 4529)
  • Resisted action threatened by multinational corporation against Canadian developer of aeronautical and automotive testing technologies
  • Defeated motion for stay of technology company's breach of contract and negligence lawsuit against provincial government (Court Canada Ltd. v. Ontario, 2017 ONSC 6270)
  • Counsel to trade industry association and member companies challenging regulatory amendments with estimated industry impact of several billion dollars
  • Defeated anti-SLAPP motion and obtained videotaped apology, charitable donation, and significant damages award in defamation suit brought on behalf of food services company and its principal (Paramount v. Johnston, 2018 ONSC 3711, 2019 ONSC 2910, "Court Ruling a Victory for Opponents of Hate Speech")
  • Counsel to US and Canadian healthcare service providers facing investigations and regulatory proceedings
  • Part of team representing Canadian Civil Liberties Association in successful constitutional challenge of solitary confinement practices in federal penitentiaries (2017 ONSC 7491)
  • "Much Ado About § 1782: Compelling American Discovery for Use in Canadian Class Actions," Annual Review of Civil Litigation, cited in Ontario Superior Court Practice: Annotated Rules & Legislation
  • "A Case Study on International Investment Law and Policy," Osgoode Hall Review of Law and Policy
  • "Internationalizing Gosselin," Canadian Journal of Poverty Law
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Ontario Bar Association 
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocates' Society
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi-Urdu
  • Urdu


The Star - Fahad Siddiqui

September 14, 2018