Sakina Babwani maintains a litigation practice focused on complex commercial disputes, including class actions, international arbitrations, professional regulatory matters and privacy law. She also has experience in matters involving economic torts, oppression remedy and injunctions. In her class actions practice, Sakina defends clients in complex matters relating to product liability and antitrust laws across a range of industries.
Sakina is a strategic litigator with extensive courtroom experience; she has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. She has also acted for clients in several mediations and has successfully negotiated complex settlements.
In her privacy law practice, Sakina works with clients to review and respond to requests for information under FIPPA, MFIPPA and other legislation. She also defends clients in proceedings before the Office of Privacy Commissioner. Sakina works with institutional clients to assist in all aspects of data management and cybersecurity planning.
Actively involved with the Ontario Bar Association, Sakina represents the Toronto region on the OBA Council for 2022-23 and sits on the OBA's Policy and Public Affairs Committee.
Sakina is actively involved in her community and was previously the national lead of the Ontario Legal Professionals Alliance, a community-based organization designed to improve access to justice within the community. Additionally, Sakina takes a keen interest in student development, frequently volunteering to judge moot competitions at law schools, mentoring law students and new immigrants to Canada.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sakina was a business journalist with India's largest business daily, The Economic Times. She has authored over 150 articles with a special focus on law and finance.
In addition to being called to the Bar of Ontario, Sakina is also called to the Bar of India and holds an LL.M. with specialization in business law from UC Berkeley School of Law. Sakina is multi-lingual.