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.
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- “In race to curb AI algorithm misuse, China is leading the US,” by Hannibal El-Mohtar, South China Morning Post (December 28, 2021)
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