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

Hannibal El-Mohtar is a regulatory lawyer with a broad and growing practice in foreign investment and trade law advising international clients on national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act, antitrust disputes, trade remedies, and sanctions and forced labour matters.

On national security matters, Hannibal has acted for major foreign investors in the critical minerals sector. On competition matters, Hannibal has acted for clients on competition issues in high-tech markets, including digital platform economies, the pharmaceutical sector, and the resources sector. On trade, sanctions, and forced labour matters, Hannibal appeared for clients before the Canada International Trade Tribunal and advised clients in the financial sector and in the clean energy, construction, steel, and health industries with their trade compliance needs.

Hannibal’s additional experience in private practice includes representing clients in arbitration resolution matters and advising insurers on commercial arbitration and D&O liability disputes. Furthermore, he advised clients on cross-border jurisdictional discovery, class actions defence, 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 practising 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 an LL.M from Peking University and 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.



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Education & Admissions

2020
Called to the New York State bar
2019
Called to the Ontario bar
2018
Dual J.D./BCLMcGill University
2014
B. Soc. Sc., Political Science (Highest Honors; Dean's Honors List)University of Ottawa

Publications

Insights (7 Posts)View More

Featured Insight

Canada & Taiwan Conclude Foreign Investment Protection Arrangement

Canada-Taiwan FIPA Latest Milestone in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.

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Oct 30, 2023
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Industry Committee Expands Scope of National Security Powers and Other ICA Updates

New proposed changes to Investment Canada Act include significant new rules for state-owned enterprises, asset acquisitions, and net-benefit test.

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Oct 3, 2023
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Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) Launches Investigations in Mining and Apparel Sectors

CORE Investigates Nike Canada Corp and Dynasty Gold Corp, but Declines to Investigate GobiMin Inc.

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Aug 16, 2023
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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

Deals & Cases (1 Posts)

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LP2 2022 RI: line pipe 2 Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) concludes re-investigation

On December 23, 2022, Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) concluded its re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of line pipe originating in or exported from South Korea.

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Dec 23, 2022