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Sahil Kesar

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  • A part of the Blakes trial team representing two large mining companies, involving a US$12-million claim for an alleged finders fee and unjust enrichment in connection with a US$240-million purchase of a mining project in South America

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

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

  • Counsel for shareholder of a large privately held corporation in a C$3-million shareholder dispute involving obligations under a shareholders’ agreement

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

  • Counsel for residential owners of luxury condominium in a BCICAC arbitration involving disputes regarding cost sharing with luxury hotel owner, including subsequent leave to appeal application

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

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

  • Counsel for regional law firm following cybersecurity incident involving ransomware

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

  • 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 British Columbia and also serves as its secretary. He is also a member of the Governance and Finance Committee of the South Asian Legal Clinic of British Columbia.

Sahil’s other memberships and affiliations include: the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, the South Asian Bar Association of North America, the Vancouver Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association (British Columbia Branch) and the Advocates’ Society.

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.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2021
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2020
J.D., University of Toronto, Faculty of Law - 2019
I.B.B.A., York University, Schulich School of Business - 2015
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