Matthew Karabus Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2012 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-369-6181

Fax: +1 416-862-7661


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Primary office:  Toronto

Matthew Karabus

Matthew Karabus is a partner at Gowling WLG in the firm's Toronto office.

His practice is focussed on complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He has acted in an array of different matters threatening his clients' business interests including:

  • Contract disputes, shareholder litigation, banking litigation, and commercial real estate disputes.
  • Administrative law and litigation involving government and regulated industries.
  • Not-for-profit disputes.
  • Injunctions, fraud claims, and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Matthew is a regular instructor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching advanced civil trial advocacy techniques and has served as an instructor at the University of Windsor teaching legal remedies (injunctions and specific performance).

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
    • Education
      University of Cape Town, LLB


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society


  • "Deloitte & Touche v. Livent Inc. (Receiver of) : a Reformulation of the Test for a Duty of Care in Hercules Managements Ltd. v. Ernst & Young " (February 2018) Toronto Law Journal (with Tali Green)
  • "The Impact of Hryniak v Maudlin on Summary Judgments in Canada One Year Later" (2015) 44 Advocates Quarterly 85 (with Ted Tjaden)
  • "The Increasing Scope of Auditors' Negligence: Livent Inc. v. Deloitte & Touche LLP" (2015)
  • "How to get in front of a judge quickly without bringing a motion", The six-minute debtor-creditor and insolvency lawyer 2016, Law Society of Upper Canada (with Sandra Barton)
  • "Summary Judgment Motions in Ontario", Lexis Practice Advisor Canada (2017)