Sabrina A. Bandali helps Canadian and international clients navigate a broad range of international trade and investment law issues. She provides strategic advice related to free trade and investment protection agreements, customs law, foreign corrupt practices, economic sanctions, export controls, trade remedies, supply chain/forced labour and international disputes, including investment treaty arbitration. She represents clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, consumer products, retail/fashion, life sciences, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
Sabrina is a tenacious advocate for her clients. She has litigated matters before ad hoc international arbitration tribunals, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including the Commercial List). She represents clients in trade verifications, trade remedy disputes and appeals of customs valuation, tariff classification, and origin decisions by the Canada Border Services Agency.
What Clients Say
"Sabrina Bandali’s level of sophistication, client service and commercial awareness is very strong ... I think she is a pleasure to work with."
As part of her advisory practice, Sabrina helps clients understand the tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade that affect importers and exporters. She develops practical strategies to optimize clients’ cross-border trade activity, including helping them navigate supply chain compliance risks. Sabrina assists businesses in designing and implementing anti-corruption, sanctions, forced labour and import/export compliance programs and conducts related internal investigations and audits.
Sabrina is a frequent speaker on matters related to international trade law and policy, and has testified about Canada’s sanctions regime before the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she teaches domestic and international anti-corruption law.
What Clients Say
"She’s bright, positive and has great energy. She’s a very good listener and can translate what a client is looking for into functional and practical outputs."
Sabrina is a member of the Advocates' Society, American Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association and Transparency International. She is a Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association national Women Lawyers Forum.