Fahad Siddiqui

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Fahad Siddiqui

Fahad Siddiqui

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Fahad Siddiqui concentrates on urgent and high-stakes litigation. He acts in corporate, shareholder, financial product, and regulatory disputes 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 practicing 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. (International Law), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2009
B.A. (History / Politics), Trinity College, University of Toronto, 2007

  • Ontario 2014
  • Securities: negotiated resolutions to lawsuits alleging securities fraud against leading insurance, infrastructure, and pharmaceutical companies.
  • M&A: resisted lawsuit brought by preferred shareholders seeking to prevent manufacturing conglomerate from completing sale involving $200 billion of financial assets.
  • Urgent Injunctions: obtained emergency injunctions for leading reinsurance multinational requiring return of confidential software code.
  • Technology: resisted action threatened by multinational corporation against Canadian developer of aeronautical and automotive testing technologies.
  • Cross-Border: prohibited acquisition of evidence in the US for use in proposed $1 billion class action in Ontario alleging price-fixing in the foreign exchange market.
  • Broker / Dealer: obtained settlement from global broker/dealer of foreign exchange contracts on behalf of conglomerate of furniture retailers.
  • Insolvency: defeated claims in insolvency proceedings involving national retailer.
  • Public Sector: defeated motion for stay of technology company's breach of contract and negligence lawsuit against provincial government.
  • Regulatory: counsel in challenges to statutory and regulatory amendments as well as in regulatory proceedings.
  • Defamation: obtained videotaped apology and $25,000 charitable donation from defendant in leading case on defamation and hate speech.
  • "Much Ado About § 1782: Compelling American Discovery for Use in Canadian Class Actions," Annual Review of Civil Litigation.
  • "The Coalition Provisional Authority and Iraq: Investment Law and Policy in Action," Osgoode Hall Review of Law and Policy.
  • "Internationalizing Gosselin: A Retrospective Case Comment," Canadian Journal of Poverty Law.
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Ontario Bar Association 
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi-Urdu
  • Urdu


The Star - Fahad Siddiqui

September 14, 2018