Fahad Siddiqui

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Fahad Siddiqui

Fahad Siddiqui

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Fahad Siddiqui acts in urgent and complex commercial and securities issues. He is a member of our market-leading special situations team and has served as lead counsel in trials, dispositive motions, arbitrations and appeals.

Clients rely on Fahad to guide them through their most challenging problems. He has successfully brought and defended cases involving contested M&A transactions, shareholder claims, proxy contests, contract disputes and regulatory challenges. He has also advised clients in North America, Europe and Asia on cross-border and reputational issues including testimony before Parliament.

Fahad previously served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the High Court of Delhi and practised with an international firm based in New York City.

Fahad maintains an active pro bono practice. He has served on the boards of and represented public interest organizations, including the Innocence Network, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario. 

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
  • Defeated application seeking to enjoin $3-billion sale of shares in Highway 407 (2019 ONSC 4423)
  • Defeated claim seeking $120 million in damages for breach of a technology contract (2022 ONSC 1310)
  • Part of numerous successful shareholder activist and defence mandates involving public and private companies
  • Succeeded in oppression arbitration on behalf of minority shareholder resulting in sale of private business for several hundred million dollars
  • Defeated claims of more than $80 million in insolvency proceedings of national retailer
  • Part of team that successfully challenged new federal regulations on behalf of industry association (2022 FCA 210)
  • Obtained emergency injunction on behalf of reinsurance multinational requiring return of confidential software code (2018 ONSC 4529)
  • 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 (2017 ONSC 87, aff'd 2018 ONSC 1844)
  • 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 (2018 ONSC 3711, 2019 ONSC 2910)
  • Pro bono work includes constitutional challenges to solitary confinement (2017 ONSC 7491) and representing interveners and amici curiae before the Supreme Court of Canada (2022 SCC 27) and the Supreme Court of the United States (137 S.Ct. 911 (2017))
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Technology, privacy and cybersecurity summit: Legal insights for a digital age, October 26, 2022
  • Ontario Bar Association, 21st Annual Charter Conference: Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, October 12, 2022
  • Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, hosted fireside discussion with the Honourable Justice Mahmud Jamal, September 26, 2021
  • Ontario Bar Association and Roundtable of Diversity Associations, 6th Annual Diversity Conference, December 7, 2020
  • Runnymede Society, Appellate Litigation in Canada and the US: Former Supreme Court Clerks' Perspectives, October 21, 2020
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, COVID-19: Building business resiliency in Canada - Legal considerations for the new normal (webinar), April 22, 2020
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, 6th Annual Securities Law Symposium (Toronto), "Potential Privilege Pitfalls for In-house Counsel," November 13, 2019
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Ontario Bar Association 
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocates' Society
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Urdu