Abbey (Junior) Sirivar is a partner in our Litigation Group and the Co-Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Group. He advises domestic and international clients, including mining, banking and telecommunications companies in complex commercial disputes.
Junior has acted as lead counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations and as trial and appellant counsel in a variety of civil matters, appearing before all levels of court in Ontario.
Junior is a member of our Global Mining Litigation Practice Group and holds a certificate in Mining Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. He has assisted mining clients with commercial disputes arising from a variety of agreements, including shareholders’ agreements and royalty agreements.
He is also a member of our National Class Actions Group. He has defended high profile class proceedings involving cross border litigation, financial restatements and charitable tax shelters.
He is a recipient of a 2010 Lexpert Zenith Award honouring him for his pro bono representation of the victims of a Pogrom in Romania on whose behalf an order declaring violations of numerous articles and protocols of the European Convention on Human Rights was obtained from the European Court of Human Rights.
Junior is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of topics including mining disputes and advocacy. He also delivers seminars on legal issues of informed consent at the University of Toronto Medical School.
Junior received his BA (Hons.) from Bishop's University in 1999 and his LLB from Dalhousie University in 2002. He is a member of the Advocates’ Society and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
- Mineral Royalties: When Do They “Run With the Land?”, National Insolvency Review, Vol. 23 (2), April 2017.
- The Mauritius Convention on Transparency: The Potential Impact on Canadian Investors, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, Vol. 6 (23), August 2017.