ABOUT EnforceInCanada.com

Enforceincanada.com is an alliance of lawyers whose practices and expertise focus intensely on the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards across Canada. Our lawyers have unparalleled expertise in enforcement issues and are committed to achieving results for our clients and referral sources, including foreign litigants and lawyers.

At enforceincanada.com, we understand that a foreign judgment or arbitral award against Canadian defendants is virtually meaningless unless it is recognized and enforced in Canada. We also realize that, by the time a foreign judgment is obtained, most foreign litigants have spent a great deal of money, time and effort. Our goal is to provide closure by getting foreign litigants paid as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our focus is your advantage!

About The Founders

Jon-David Giacomelli is a Canadian lawyer and an internationally known leader practicing in the area of the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Canada.

Over the past 27 years Jon-David has given over 100 presentations to national, provincial, state and city bar associations and pre-eminent law firms in the United States and abroad on issues relevant to cross-border enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards in Canada as well as multi-jurisdictional litigation involving Canadian entities.

He has practiced extensively in this area since his call to the bar in 1992 and has written and lectured widely on issues of complex cross-border litigation and international arbitration.

Chris Macleod is a Canadian lawyer who is known around the world as a pre-eminent practitioner in the areas of cross-border enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards in Canada.

He has spoken and presented on over 100 occasions to national, state, city and provincial bar associations in the United States and Canada on issues related to cross-border litigation/arbitration and enforcement of foreign judgments in Canada.

He has been involved in numerous cases involving cross-border enforcement of judgments, letters rogatory and international arbitration awards in Canada since his call to the bar in 2002.

Scott Fairley is a senior lawyer, advocate and counsel in the field of recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and has spoken and published widely on these subjects, both in Canada and abroad. He is experienced at all levels of court, inclusive of the Supreme Court of Canada and is well-known as a “lawyer’s lawyer” in this field. In addition to private retainers, Scott has successfully represented foreign governments in Canadian enforcement actions. Scott has also brought a notoriously resistant foreign government to account through enforcement proceedings in two Canadian jurisdictions and that government did in fact pay.

Scott served as a member of the Canadian delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law (1995-2005), and his work contributed to a Hague Convention on principles of jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. He is a founding director of the Canadian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Ruzbeh Hosseini is a Canadian lawyer specializing in business litigation and cross-border litigation with a special focus on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Canada. He won the first Case in Canadian legal history where a U.S. constructive trust order was enforced in Canada. Ruzbeh has written for and presented to bar associations in the U.S. and Canada on cross-border litigation and arbitration issues. He is regularly involved in a variety of Canadian complex commercial litigation matters.

In addition to extensive litigation experience, Ruzbeh Hosseini has trained to be an arbitrator. He is regularly involved in mediation and domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

Sakina Babwani is a Canadian lawyer and got called to the Ontario Bar and the Bar Council of India. She holds an LL.M. with specialization in Business Law from UC Berkeley School of Law, USA and has been involved in various international litigation matters. Sakina has a particular expertise in commercial matters and has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario.

Prior to being called to the Bar in India, Sakina was a business journalist with India’s largest financial daily, The Economic Times. Sakina authored over 150 articles with a special focus on law and finance. Sakina is multi-lingual.

Joan Kasozi is a Canadian lawyer specializing in commercial and cross-border litigation. She has appeared at various levels of court including the Ontario Superior Court, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeals for Ontario and British Columbia. Ms. Kasozi is involved in complex multijurisdictional litigation addressing both public and private international law issues.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science with a minor in French from the University of Toronto. Subsequent to receiving her undergraduate degree, Ms. Kasozi obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and thereafter an LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School. While at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Mr. Kasozi summered at a Criminal Defence law firm in the United States.

Ms. Kasozi was previously selected to participate in the Global Young Leaders Conference which took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York. During the conference, the participants addressed issues relating to international law. Her legal experience in the United States, Uganda and Canada has allowed Ms. Kasozi to better understand the complexities of cross-border litigation.

Leon Li is a Canadian Lawyer specializing in Business Litigation, Cross-Border Litigation and running the Chinese Services Group at Cambridge LLP. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Leon holds a J.D. Degree and an LL.M. Degree in international business law from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Beijing International Studies University. Leon has full proficiency in Mandarin.

Leon has extensive experience in providing legal services to overseas clients. With his language skills and cultural knowledge, Leon is able to directly communicate with the firm’s Chinese clients in Mandarin. He understands his Mandarin speaking clients’ legal and non-legal needs, and provides the most effective and personalized service to achieve clients’ goals.