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About Liam

Liam is an experienced litigator whose practice includes white-collar criminal defence, internal and government investigations, anti-corruption and anti-fraud compliance, asset tracing and recovery, and complex commercial disputes. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Court of King's Bench in Alberta.   

Liam is known for his deep expertise in white-collar matters, including complex cross-border investigations and litigation. In 2021 and 2022, he was recognized by the International Financial Law Review as a "Rising Star" in the area of White-Collar Crime.

Liam maintains a robust compliance practice. He regularly advises on compliance with domestic and international anti-corruption legislation, and he assists large corporate clients with global anti-corruption and anti-fraud risk assessments. He has conducted anti-corruption trainings for multinational companies and pro-bono clients, including for prosecutors and enforcement authorities in Zimbabwe. Liam also advises on compliance with forced labour legislation.

As a member of the Firm's Public Sector Crisis & Compliance group, Liam is frequently called upon to help clients navigate high-stakes legal matters with a public sector component.

Liam also leads internal investigations and dispute resolution matters for sports organizations. Prior to joining the Firm, Liam spent time in Europe working in international sports arbitration, where he was involved with several matters before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Liam routinely speaks and publishes on his areas of expertise, and he has served as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University).

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Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance / Public Sector Crisis & Compliance

  • International investigations related to bribery allegations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean

  • International and domestic investigations relating to allegations of fraud and  conflicts of interest

  • Global anti-corruption and anti-fraud risk assessments

  • Anti-money laundering investigations for financial institutions

  • Acting for an Ontario public issuer in connection with an internal investigation into issues of compensation, conflicts of interest, and breach of fiduciary duty by senior management

  • Acting for multinational clients in connection with the design and implementation of compliance programs

  • Advising clients in the natural resources industry in respect of compliance with the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

  • Advising clients in respect of compliance with the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act

  • Conducting anti-corruption due diligence during commercial transactions

  • Assisting clients with crisis response and management on highly sensitive matters, including responding to public inquiries

Commercial Litigation

  • Lead counsel on asset tracing and recovery litigation for large corporate clients

  • Lead counsel on litigation and investigation matters for Canadian sports organizations

  • Representing a major transportation company in a final offer arbitration proceeding under the Canada Transportation Act

  • Representing a public gaming company in successfully defending an application to prevent the conversion of its convertible preferred shares to common shares

  • Representing public companies in connection with statutory plan of arrangement proceedings

  • Representing an oil and gas services company in respect of a multimillion-dollar construction arbitration

Professional Activities

Liam has served as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University).

Liam is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association. He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association's Anti-Corruption Team.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2018
Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2015
JD, Western University – 2014
BA (First Class Hon., Political Science), St. Francis Xavier University – 2011

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