Hannibal El-Mohtar Photo
Hannibal El-Mohtar Photo
Hannibal El-Mohtar Photo

Hannibal is building a practice in international trade, commercial litigation, and competition law. He has acted for Canadian, US and international clients in arbitration resolution matters, advising insurers on commercial arbitration and D&O liability disputes. In addition, he provides counsel on international antitrust disputes, cross-border jurisdictional discovery, class actions defence, sanctions, and international asset tracing and recovery.

Prior to joining McMillan, Hannibal gained significant experience as a foreign associate at a Chinese law firm in Beijing, where he assisted clients with high-tech market disputes including fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) litigation involving standard essential patent (SEP) licensing claims, private anti-monopoly suits, and compliance opinions on internet, data, and blockchain law. Prior to practicing in China, he worked at a national firm in Toronto on trade remedy, antitrust, and complex commercial litigation files.

Hannibal is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the New York State Bar. He holds a dual Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Civil Law degree from McGill University. During his legal studies, he was Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (MJSDL). Prior to law school, Hannibal studied Political Science at the University of Ottawa.



Education & Admissions

Called to the New York State bar
Called to the Ontario bar
Dual J.D./BCLMcGill University
B. Soc. Sc., Political Science (Highest Honors; Dean's Honors List)University of Ottawa


Insights (4 Posts)

Featured Insight

New Mandatory Reporting Requirement for Businesses: Canada’s Modern Anti-Slavery Bill Becomes Law

Canada imposes new reporting obligations on forced labour, and what it means for Canadian businesses.

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May 3, 2023
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Canadian Businesses Should Prepare for New Mandatory Reporting on Supply Chains and Forced Labour

Canada prepares to impose new reporting obligations on forced labour, and what it means for Canadian businesses.

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Mar 14, 2023
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Sanctions Pivot: Canada Seeks Forfeiture of Russian-Owned Assets to Fund Reconstruction of Ukraine and Adds Oil Price-Cap Restrictions

Canada, in a first for G7 states, seeks seizure & forfeiture of sanctioned oligarch's assets for use in compensation & reconstruction of Ukraine.

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Dec 22, 2022
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Canada Embraces the Indo-Pacific: New Canadian Strategy Expands Opportunities for Two-way Trade and Investment

Canada announces new Indo-Pacific Strategy, applies to join Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, and what it all means for Canadian businesses.

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Nov 30, 2022