Paul Schabas is a litigation partner — commercial, anti-corruption, regulatory, tax, media and constitutional/public law — at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He represents clients on complex national and international disputes in courts and arbitrations. Paul is also one of Canada’s leading media lawyers. His trial skills are recognized by admission to the American College of Trial Lawyers (2007) and International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2015). He has argued close to 100 appeals, many in the Supreme Court of Canada, and has appeared in courts across Canada, before administrative tribunals and on domestic and international arbitrations and is an experienced Adjudicator and Mediator. In June 2016, Paul was elected Treasurer (President) of The Law Society of Upper Canada, which governs the legal profession in Ontario. He is a past Chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario, and a Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, The Osgoode Society and the Canadian Journalism Foundation. He is a past president of Pro Bono Law Ontario and the Canadian Media Lawyers Association. A frequent author and speaker, Paul is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Canadian Lawyer named Paul one of Canada’s “25 most influential lawyers” in 2011.
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Litigation - Defamation & Media
Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Litigation - Public Law