Anthony Labib is building a legal practice as part of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. His areas of focus include commercial litigation, securities, insolvency and bankruptcy litigation and class actions in the banking and finance, crypto, infrastructure, manufacturing, 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.
Co-author of articles on a range of subjects including insolvency law, alternative dispute resolution, and banking and finance law, Anthony was awarded the 2022 Michael MacNaughton Writing Award for Insolvency Law by the Ontario Bar Association while articling as a student at the firm.
During law school, Anthony served as a caseworker with the University of Western Ontario’s legal clinic. He gained experience before Small Claims Court, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and Family Court, through representing low-income members of the London community. In recognition of the many challenges facing businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, he founded a club to encourage his fellow students to support and promote local restaurants.
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. He was also awarded the Law Society of Ontario Prize by Western Law, which is given to the top 15 graduating students based on academic standing. Anthony also holds a bachelor of arts from York University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Windsor Law Class Action Clinic, Guest Speaker on Fanshawe v. Hitachi, 2022 ONCA 144November 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
- “Director Liability: The Corporate Veil May Not be Pierced, But it Will Not Protect You From an Oppression Remedy Claim.” Co-authored with Brett G. Harrison. Published in LexisNexis Corporate Brief, No. 350 (October 2023)
- “Competing Claims for Construction Holdback – Whose Money Is It, Anyway?,” Co-authored with Geza Banfai, Donia Hashem and Jason Annibale, Construction Law Letter, Vol 40, pp 9-11 (September/October 2023)
- “Creditors May Invalidate Debt or Fraudulent Transfers Occurring Long Before Any Debtor-creditor Relationship Established,” published in LexisNexis Commercial Insolvency Reporter (August 2023)
- “Good Faith and the Duty to Correct a Mistaken Belief: Four Principles We Know So Far,” Thomson Reuters Banking and Finance Law Review (June 2023)
- “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,” published in LexisNexis National Insolvency Law Review (February 2023)
- “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,” published in LexisNexis Alternative Dispute Resolution Manual (February 2023)
- “Single Proceeding Model Trumps Contractual Rights – Arbitration Clause Held “Inoperative” in Insolvency Proceeding,” published in LexisNexis National Insolvency Law Review (February 2023)
- “Single Proceeding Model Trumps Contractual Rights – Arbitration Clause Held “Inoperative” in Insolvency Proceeding,” published in LexisNexis Alternative Dispute Resolutions Manual (February 2023)
- “Creditors Beware – The Time is Ripe for Equitable Subordination,” Ontario Bar Association (September 9, 2022)
- “Should You Use the DRB or Go Straight to Arbitration?“, co-author with Laura Brazil, American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, The Dispute Resolver Series (November 15, 2021)
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