Akshay is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. He maintains a general litigation practice.
Prior to coming to Canada, Akshay practiced as a litigator at Trilegal, Mumbai, where his practice focused on bankruptcy and financial crime and regularly appeared before the High Court at Bombay (Mumbai) and trial courts. Akshay has also previously worked at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for International Tribunals at the Office of the Prosecutor.
Akshay obtained a Bachelors of Legal Sciences and an LLB from the University of Mumbai and obtained his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School. While in law school, Akshay was awarded the Best Oralist prize at the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition in India and won two national moots. While at Osgoode, Akshay was deeply involved in student politics and served as Chair for Osgoode’s Student Caucus. Akshay also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Janet Walker, whose research focused on the conflict of laws and to Professor Craig Martin Scott, whose research focused on constitutional and international law.
Akshay will be clerking at the Court of Appeal for Ontario starting August 2022.
Akshay was called to the Bar of Maharashtra and Goa in 2017 and the Ontario bar in 2022. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and maintains good standing with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
- Akshay Aurora, “The Constitutional Propriety of India’s COVID-19 Response from a Distribution of Powers Perspective” (2 June 2020), online: IACL-AIDC Blog.
- Akshay Aurora, “A New Era in Corporate Liability for International Law Violations: Nevsun Resources Ltd v Araya” (13 June 2020), online: The Law Review Anthology.
- Akshay Aurora, “Enforcement of International Criminal Law in the 21st Century” (Lecture delivered at Government Law College, Mumbai, 23 April 2020) [unpublished].
- Akshay Aurora, “Using Gaydar in Refugee Adjudication” (Paper delivered at ‘Building a Shared Agenda: Collaborating on Socio-Legal Research to Improve Refugee Status Decision-Making’, Toronto, 17 May 2019) [unpublished].