Ahmed Shafey 2399

Ahmed Shafey

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Ahmed Shafey is a member of the Firm's Litigation and Financial Restructuring & Recovery practice groups.

Practice Focus

Mr. Shafey maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice, providing advice in the context of contractual disputes, professional liability actions, class actions, shareholder disputes, product liability actions, government procurement litigation, international commercial arbitrations and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. He has also been engaged in a number of civil fraud and asset recovery matters and business crime investigations and has sought and defended against injunctions in several different contexts, ranging from the urgent recovery of personal property to ex-parte asset freezing orders.

Mr. Shafey is known for his focused and practical advice and has had success at all levels of the Court in Ontario as well as with a number of Boards and Tribunals. He is a frequent contributor to www.canadianfraudlaw.com.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Obtained interim recovery of personal property owned by the government of Taiwan (See: Knew Order Co. v. 2291995 Ontario Inc.).
  • Engaged in a major ongoing international investigation under Canada Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
  • Represents multinational defendant in a USD9.2 billion securities class action (largest in Canadian history) and related Ontario Securities Commission proceeding.
  • Represented green technology company in dispute arising out of provincial government procurement process.
  • Helped coordinate major international product recalls with a view to avoiding significant harm and potential litigation.
  • Acts in connection with disputes in the mining sector in both North and Central America, including in connection with landslide related losses.
  • Defeated application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision (See: Malkin v. Bulman).
  • Acts in connection with the enforcement of Canadian product liability judgment in Hong Kong.
  • Successfully responded to injunction motion which sought to enforce various restrictive covenants in employment context (See: Consumer Impact Marketing Ltd. v. Brand Momentum Inc. et. al.).
  • Represented applicant in a commercial tenancy dispute. Succeeded in obtaining relief from forfeiture along with various declaratory relief (See: North York Family Physicians Holdings Inc. v. 1482241 Ontario Inc.).

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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • The Advocates' Society - Member
  • Law Society of Upper Canada - Member


  • Ontario~Canada (2007)


  • Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D.) (2006)
  • University of Toronto (B.A. Honors) (2003)


  • English