Nathan Shaheen is a litigator specializing in economic crimes and other complex commercial matters. He combines legal expertise with unwavering focus on his clients’ broader business objectives.
Nathan’s economic crimes practice is focused on domestic and international fraud and asset recovery. He regularly investigates financial wrongdoing, traces and safeguards misappropriated assets, and advances asset recovery litigation against perpetrators and third party facilitators of economic crimes. To do so, Nathan works collaboratively with external investigators, auditors and law enforcement agencies, and draws on his deep knowledge of Canada’s fraud and money laundering laws. Nathan’s asset recovery experience also extends to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Nathan also frequently advises clients on other complex commercial matters, including class proceedings, contract disputes and professional negligence claims, particularly those involving auditors. He has appeared before Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, as well as before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. Nathan also regularly acts as duty counsel to self-represented litigants in association with Pro Bono Law Ontario.
Nathan recently co-authored the Canadian chapter of Asset Recovery 2019, a publication that compiles insights of leading asset recovery lawyers from around the world. He also regularly contributes to other leading publications and presents on various topics including fraud, asset tracing and corruption. Nathan has lectured on advanced commercial litigation at Osgoode Hall Law School, and serves as a supervising lawyer to the Investor Protection Clinic. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Advocates’ Society.