Sabrina A. Bandali helps Canadian and international clients navigate a broad range of international trade and investment law issues. She provides strategic advice related to free trade and investment protection agreements, customs law, foreign corrupt practices, export controls, economic sanctions, trade remedies, cross-border product regulatory and labelling, and international dispute settlement. She represents clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, consumer products, retail/fashion, life sciences, oil and gas, and agriculture.
Sabrina is a tenacious advocate for her clients. She has litigated matters before ad hoc international arbitration tribunals, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including the Commercial List). She represents clients in trade verifications, trade remedy disputes, and appeals of customs valuation, tariff classification, and origin decisions by the Canada Border Services Agency.
As part of her advisory practice, Sabrina helps clients understand the tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade that affect importers and exporters. She develops practical strategies to optimize clients’ cross-border trade activity, including helping them navigate supply chain compliance risks. Sabrina assists businesses in designing and implementing anti-corruption, sanctions, and import/export compliance programs and conducts related internal investigations and audits.
Sabrina is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she teaches domestic and international anti-corruption law.
Sabrina is a member of the Advocates' Society and the American Bar Association. She currently serves as Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association national Women Lawyers Forum.