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Ljiljana helps cross-border and domestic clients navigate commercial disputes.

Ljiljana’s practice centres on assisting transnational and domestic clients with commercial disputes and international trade matters. She maintains a particular focus on class actions, procurement matters, and white collar crime and fraud investigations. 

Ljiljana has acted as lead or co-counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, and all levels of court in Ontario. She has also represented clients before arbitral and administrative tribunals, including the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

Ljiljana’s recent significant mandates include:

  • representing a foreign national in a judicial review application concerning the application of sanctions law
  • conducting an evaluation of the anti-corruption and compliance program of a major multinational corporation
  • representing the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in TELUS Communications Inc. v. Wellman, an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the enforcement of arbitration agreements in proposed class proceedings
  • representing a foreign company in a multi-jurisdiction price-fixing class action
  • representing an international company in a $400 million Canadian class action alleging unlawful competition
  • representing a multi-national defence contractor in relation to a procurement award
  • representing a foreign bank in relation to a Canadian fraud investigation

In addition to her private practice, Ljiljana regularly provides pro bono representation on criminal trials and appeals in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Downtown Legal Services legal aid clinic. She also acts as duty counsel at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice through Pro Bono Ontario. Ljiljana provides pro bono legal services to community groups in Canada, as well as abroad in partnership with TrustLaw.

Ljiljana received her law degree from the University of Toronto, where she was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and a member of the Grand Moot team. During law school, she was awarded a fellowship sponsoring her work in forensic legal services. Ljiljana also studied at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law, with a focus on international and EU trade and development law.

Prior to entering law, Ljiljana received a SSHRC grant to conduct her graduate studies in epistemology and metaphysics at the University of Toronto, from which she holds both Honours Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in philosophy.

Ljiljana is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and the Canadian Maritime Law Association.