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Sahil Kesar

Sahil Kesar
Sahil Kesar How to pronounce this name. (he, him, his) Associate | Toronto
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  • Part of the Blakes trial team representing two large mining companies in a US$12-million claim for an alleged finder's fee and unjust enrichment in connection with a US$240-million purchase of a mining project in South America

  • Counsel for a public utility in an application for leave to appeal an arbitration award involving a C$350-million underlying arbitration for construction of a significant energy infrastructure

  • Counsel for a publicly traded cannabis company in a C$55-million oppression claim brought by an activist shareholder

  • Counsel for a publicly traded biopharma company in a US$30-million ad-hoc arbitration arising from the termination of a CEO following a proxy contest

  • Counsel for the designer/builder of a municipal infrastructure in a C$25-million ICC arbitration

  • Counsel for a publicly traded railway company in actions involving negligence and damage to property

  • Counsel for a large pharmaceutical company in a product liability claim involving an implanted medical device

  • Counsel for a large public institution following a cybersecurity incident involving compromised email accounts

  • Counsel for a large financial institution following a cybersecurity incident involving a data breach

  • Counsel for a regional law firm following a cybersecurity incident involving ransomware

  • Pro bono counsel for various individuals and organizations involving employment, human rights and other issues

Professional Activities

Sahil is a director of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, Canada's largest equity-seeking bar organization, and chairs its Young Lawyers' Division and Student Committee. He also currently sits as the SABA Toronto Representative to the Roundtable of Diversity Associations. Sahil formerly served as director and secretary of the South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia and as a member of the Governance and Finance Committee of the South Asian Legal Clinic of British Columbia.

Sahil also volunteers for a number of charitable organizations aimed at reducing barriers faced by socio-economically disadvantaged youths. Most recently, he was a member of the Selection Committee of The Merit Award Bursary Program based in the Greater Toronto Area.

Professional Appearances
  • Moderator: Success in the Early Years: Discussing the Effects of Systemic Racism in the Legal Profession
    South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 16, 2020.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2021
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2020
JD, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law – 2019
IBBA, York University, Schulich School of Business – 2015
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