Asif Lasani

Asif is a partner at the Hamilton Gowling WLG office whose practice focuses on commercial, administrative and regulatory disputes and remedies in the education, health, and commercial sectors.

Asif routinely assists clients in a wide array of commercial disputes, including construction, contract, procurement, shareholder, commercial tenancy, and property disputes, as well as negligence and professional liability claims. He also acts as tribunal counsel and advises institutions on administrative tribunal structure and procedure. Asif remains actively engaged in matters at the Superior Court of Ontario (including appeals), Provincial Offences Court, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, the License Appeal Tribunal and other tribunals governed by the Statutory Powers Procedure Act.

Asif acts for a number of public and quasi-public institutions (including Universities, School Boards, Hospitals and Hydro Utilities), regularly advising such clients in respect of commercial (including construction), administrative and regulatory dispute matters. Asif has developed extensive expertise advising such institutions in respect of their rights and obligations under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Personal Health Information Protection Act, and the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act (including the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive) in relation to disputes and potential disputes. 

Asif is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Hamilton Lawyers Club, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Association of University Solicitors, the Canadian Condominium Institute (Golden Horseshoe Chapter) and the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.  He is a Council member representing the Central South Region for the Ontario Bar Association and sits on its Audit, Governance, and Leadership and Recognition Committees.  Asif serves on the Board of Directors for Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton and is its Treasurer. 

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2007

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2007
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2005

    • Education
       2005
      University of Western Ontario, LLB
  • 2002

    • Education
       2002
      McMaster University, B.Comm. (Hons.)
    • Community
       
      Regional Council Member for the Ontario Bar Association
    • Community
       
      Member, Audit Committee, Ontario Bar Association
    • Community
       
      Member, Governance Committee, Ontario Bar Association
    • Community
       
      Member, Recognition and Leadership Committee, Ontario Bar Association
    • Community
       
      Treasurer and Director of Theatre Aquarius

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Hamilton Lawyers Club
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors
  • Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Condominium Institute
  • Article: Document Management System Software and the Benefits of a Single Hub Practice, Hamilton Law Association Journal (June 2018)
  • Presentation: The Need for Speed:  Interim Adjudication of Construction Payment Disputes, Hamilton Law Association (May 2018)
  • Host: Commercial Litigation Dinner, Hamilton Law Association (October 2017)
  • Presentation: Joint Ventures, Waterloo Law Association (March 2015)
  • Article: SCC Gives Motion Judges the Flexibility to Efficiently Determine Disputes, Firm Website (February 2014)
  • Presentation: How to Deal with Bully Lawyers, Hamilton Law Association (March 2012)