Paul’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, judicial review and appellate litigation, with particular expertise in complex cases with a regulatory or cross-border dimension. He has litigated cases involving failed hedge funds, derivatives, lawyers’ conflicts of interest, fraud and Ponzi schemes, arbitration-related court proceedings, shareholder disputes, construction and infrastructure, defamation and employment law.
As a trial and appellate lawyer, Paul has extensive experience at all levels in the Ontario and Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as before a variety of administrative and arbitral tribunals. He has also been appointed as an arbitrator, as a presiding officer under the Competition Act, and has acted for corporations, public entities, regulators, individuals, investment funds and receivers.
Paul is active in the legal community as a legal writer and commentator. His articles have been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, the High Court of Australia, courts in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Paul has been an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law since 2001, teaching public international law and international commercial arbitration.