John Boscariol receives the OBA’s 2021 Award of Excellence in International Law

John Boscariol

Toronto, October 4, 2021 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates John Boscariol for winning the Ontario Bar Association’s 2021 Award of Excellence in International Law. John is Head of our International Trade & Investment Law Group and a partner in our Litigation Group.

The Award of Excellence in International Law annually recognizes the recipient’s outstanding achievements and contributions made to the practice of international law in Ontario through leadership; proven legal skills and expertise; displaying the highest degree of professionalism, integrity, and civility; making significant contributions to education, professional development, and mentoring; community work; and enhancing the practice of international law in the province. John’s receipt of this award confirms his tremendous work in the field as a renowned practitioner, expert, educator, and author.

John is recognised by numerous legal directories and organizations as being at the top of his field in Canada, and clients have noted his industry-leading expertise in Canadian, U.S., and EU international law and trade law. One client has described him as “unbelievably plugged in — nothing happens in the world of trade without him knowing about it.” Canadian clients rely on him to guide them through the intricacies of trade and investment laws when they wish to expand globally, while foreign investors lean on him when entering the Canadian market. John is also an adjunct at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law where he designed and teaches a course on anti-corruption law and its impact on international business and has testified before the Canadian Parliament on economic sanctions and anti-terrorism laws. He has chaired and co-chaired numerous committees of the American Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association and is frequently sought out for his commentary by Canadian and American journalists reporting on international trade developments. John is also a sought after speaker and thought-leader for events and conferences across North America and abroad and a prolific author.

Among his other recognitions, John is noted as a Band 1 practitioner in International Trade/WTO by Chambers Canada and Chambers Global, the Best Lawyers 2021 Lawyer of the Year in International Trade & Finance Law (Toronto),  and ranked at the highest level by all other major ratings agencies. Martindale-Hubbell has also named him AV Preeminent, the organization’s highest level of professional excellence.


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