Anthony Labib’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, securities, insolvency and bankruptcy litigation and class actions. As part of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group, he has gained experience in the banking and finance, crypto, infrastructure, manufacturing, construction and products industries. He also has experience with domestic and international arbitration along with cross-border disputes.

Anthony has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Superior Court of Justice, Securities Commission and various other tribunals. He completed his articles with the firm and has served as in-house legal counsel to IKEA on secondment.

Author of articles on a range of subjects including insolvency law, alternative dispute resolution, good faith law and banking and finance law, Anthony has published in the prestigious Banking & Finance Law Review. He was awarded the 2022 Michael MacNaughton Writing Award for Insolvency Law by the Ontario Bar Association while articling as a student at the firm.

While at Western Law, Anthony was awarded the Law Society of Ontario Prize which is given to the top 15 graduating students based on academic standing. Upon graduation, Anthony was awarded the Douglas May Memorial Prize, which is given to one student chosen by faculty who has made significant contributions to the Faculty of Law at Western and the greater community.


Expertise


Representative Matters

  • Price v. Smith & Wesson Corp., 2023 ONSC 6062
  • Successful at the Court of Appeal and established new law regarding the appeal rights for class members and regarding contracts which purport to exclude appeal rights in Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology v. Hitachi, Ltd., 2022 ONCA 144

Speaking Engagements

Windsor Law Class Action Clinic, Guest Speaker on Fanshawe v. Hitachi, 2022 ONCA 144

November 4, 2022

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Awarded the Michael MacNaughton Writing Award for Insolvency Law for best insolvency paper
  • Western Law Dean’s List for top 10% of class
  • Awarded the Law Society of Ontario Prize by Western Law for graduating as one of the top 15 students academically in the graduating class
  • Awarded the Douglas May Memorial Prize for community and law school contributions

Education & Admissions

2022
Called to the Ontario Bar
2021
JDWestern University
2018
BAYork University

Publications

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Guidance From Australia for Franchisors Contemplating a Different Delivery Model

A recent decision from the Federal Court of Australia may have far-reaching implications for franchise systems in Canada.

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Jan 25, 2024
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Class Actions May Now Be Easier to Defeat in Ontario

It is now clear: the revised preferability analysis under the amended Class Proceedings Act is a strict, more onerous hurdle for plaintiffs to satisfy.

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Dec 4, 2023
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Director Liability: The Corporate Veil May Not Be Pierced, But It Will Not Protect You From An Oppression Remedy Claim

Directors may face personal liability through a piercing of the corporate veil, or the oppression remedy. This article covers when either is appropriate.

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Sep 11, 2023
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Creditors May Invalidate Debtor Fraudulent Transfers Occurring Long Before Any Debtor-Creditor Relationship Established

A creditor may undo a transaction as a fraudulent conveyance even if it was not a creditor at the time the debtor made the transfer.

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Jun 20, 2023
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Ontario Seeks to Remove Barriers and Promote Inclusivity for Women on Construction Worksites

Ontario has taken a significant step forward to promoting the inclusion of women in the construction sector.

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Apr 26, 2023
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Competing Claims for Construction Holdback – Whose Money is it, anyway?

The Court reviews the application of trust claims to construction projects on Federal lands, and illustrates the importance of a carefully drafted contract.

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Apr 1, 2023
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Recent Updates in the Canadian Psychedelics Landscape

Psychedelics have come to be viewed as a potential therapeutic tool by the general public and government. This bulletin summarizes recent Canadian developments.

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Mar 14, 2023
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Arbitration Clauses Should be Respected, Most of the Time: Supreme Court of Canada Shifts Focus Away From Single Proceeding Model for Insolvencies in Rendering Arbitration Clause Inoperative

The SCC has provided a framework on when arbitration clauses should be rendered inoperative in order to promote efficiency in an insolvency proceeding.

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Dec 5, 2022
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Capital Markets Podcast: The Clash Between Securities Law and Crypto

Are you curious about the intersection of crypto and securities law? This podcast dives into the future of crypto law and the current state of crypto regulations in Canada.

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Nov 24, 2022
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Government of Alberta to Regulate Health Care Practitioners Administering Psychedelics

Alberta is implementing a new framework for regulating and licensing health care providers in connection with administering psychedelics.

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Nov 9, 2022
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Good Faith in Business Transactions – Five Considerations for Businesses

The law of good faith continues to evolve. This article provides five considerations for businesses to keep in mind when drafting and performing their contract.

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Oct 3, 2022
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Single Proceeding Model Trumps Contractual Rights – Arbitration Clause Held “Inoperative” in Insolvency Proceeding

Ontario's highest court has held that an arbitration clause may be unenforceable in an appropriate insolvency proceeding, introducing contractual uncertainty.

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Sep 26, 2022
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Official Plan for Toronto 2051 – The Future of Toronto’s Planning and Development

Information on Toronto's invitation for landowners, residents and other stakeholders in the development industry to have their say on the next official plan.

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May 24, 2022
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Ontario’s Court of Appeal Clarifies Class Member’s Appeal Rights Post Settlement Approval

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear a class action appeal despite a settlement agreement limiting appeal rights.

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Mar 1, 2022
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2022 Starts on a High – Updates in the Psychedelics Industry and a Look Back at 2021

Recent amendments to the Special Access Program and a look back to 2021 on developments affecting the psychedelics industry.

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Jan 11, 2022
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Marketing Cryptocurrency Platforms in Canada

McMillan comments on joint securities administrator and IIROC guidance on cryptocurrency platform marketing.

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Oct 29, 2021