Ilias Hmimas Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English, French, Arabic


Primary office:  Montréal


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Ilias Hmimas

Ilias Hmimas joined Gowling WLG’s team as a law student in the summer of 2018. He will start articling at the Montréal office in 2020.

In May 2018, Ilias completed his bachelor of civil law (cum laude) at the University of Ottawa. He passed the Bar exams in the fall of 2018, and successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course at the Canadian Securities Institute in the winter of 2019. During his studies at the University of Ottawa, he acted as a designated mentor for two students, in addition to being an intellectual property resource and a class representative. He also participated in an exchange program at the University of Hong Kong in 2017 as part of his academic training.

Ilias served as a military officer in the Canadian Armed Forces since he started university. He held the positions of platoon commander for recruits as well as course officer. He also led troops during exercises in Canada and in the United States.

Ilias has a keen interest in litigation, more specifically banking and commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and insolvency. He is looking forward to working with the firm’s litigation team during his articling term.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Education
       2019
      Canadian Securities Course (CSC®)
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Dean's Honour List
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      "Mike around the World" Bursary
    • Education
       2018
      Québec Bar School
    • Education
       2018
      University of Ottawa, LLB (Cum Laude)
  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Merit Scholarship
    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Dean's Honour List
    • Community
       2017
      Certificate of recognition from Montreal Battalion Group for exceptional contribution during the flooding crisis
    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Bereskin & Parr LLP Prize
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Dean's Honour List
    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Merit Scholarship