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Nathan J. Shaheen


Commercial and Fraud Litigation Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.7306

Nathan Shaheen has a general litigation practice focusing on commercial and fraud matters. He also regularly acts in class action, telecommunications and insurance matters. Nathan has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

As part of his fraud practice, Nathan represents clients on matters including complex multi-jurisdictional frauds, investment frauds, employee thefts and other fraudulent schemes. He has experience conducting fraud investigations, tracing and freezing assets, working with external auditors, interviewing witnesses and recovering of the proceeds of fraud through courts and alternative means.

Nathan also acts as duty counsel to self-represented parties appearing in the Toronto Superior Court, providing summary advice and other assistance as part of the Pro Bono Law Ontario Duty Counsel Project. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates' Society and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Nathan joined Bennett Jones after summering and articling with the firm.

Select Experience

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario, as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Hinse v Canada (Attorney General) on the issue of indemnification for legal costs in private pro bono litigation. Hinse v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 35
  • For the joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank in relation to recovery efforts arising from losses in the amount of $5.5 billion, the world's second largest Ponzi scheme.
  • For a significant Ontario construction firm in relation to recovery efforts arising from an approximately $8 million kickback scheme.

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