Ahmed Shafey

Ahmed Shafey

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Ahmed Shafey is a member of the Firm's Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group.

Ahmed 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.

As chair of the Student Committee for the Toronto Office, Ahmed manages student recruitment and the summer and articling programs.

Practice Focus

Ahmed maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice, providing advice in the context of contractual disputes, professional liability actions, class actions, shareholder disputes, cyber security/data privacy matters, product liability actions, government procurement litigation, international commercial arbitrations and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Ahmed has also been retained to act in a number of civil fraud and asset recovery matters and business crime investigations and has obtained and defended against injunctions in several different contexts, ranging from the urgent recovery of personal property to ex-parte asset freezing orders.

Ahmed is engaged by clients in a wide range of industries to provide advice in relation to cyber security and data privacy related concerns and is actively involved in a number of the Firm's innovations in the practice of law.

He is a frequent contributor to www.canadianfraudlaw.com.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Counsel for major Provincial hospital network in connection with alleged Covid-19 related PPE fraud. Obtained international asset freezing order against defendants.

  • Obtained interim recovery of personal property owned by the government of Taiwan.

  • Engaged in a major international investigations under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

  • Acts for several Canadian and Global financial institutions in fraud and asset recovery matters.

  • Represented a multinational defendant in a $9.2 billion securities class action (largest in Canadian history), related Ontario Securities Commission proceeding and various international claims and arbitrations.

  • Defending a seismic exploration company in connection with Coasting Trade and intellectual property disputes.

  • Represented a green technology company in dispute arising out of a Provincial government procurement process.

  • Assisted in coordinating several major international product recalls.

  • Counselled defendants in major global price-fixing class action.

  • Counsel for Lawyers Professional Indemnity Company and successfully defended a number of professional negligence claims against lawyers, including claims against current Judges of the Ontario Superior Court.

  • Acts on disputes in the mining sector in both North and Central America, including in connection with several high profile and costly landslides.

  • Acted in connection with the enforcement of Canadian product liability judgment in Hong Kong.

  • Represented an applicant in a commercial tenancy dispute. Succeeded in obtaining relief from forfeiture along with various declaratory reliefs.

  • Represented a mortgagee in a complex priority dispute involving security deposit lodged with Tarion Warranty Corporation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

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


  • Ontario~Canada (2007)


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


  • English