Lawyer Profile Detail
Awanish (Awi) Sinha is a partner in our Litigation Group in Toronto. He acts for corporations on the cutting edge of major public/private projects. His work in infrastructure, energy and public policy contexts demonstrates a new model of litigator. Awi is a trusted advisor during project development and an innovative advocate in project disputes. He has significant experience advising clients on risk management processes both to avoid and to be prepared for unavoidable litigation.
Awi represents the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in complex commercial litigation involving a variety of stakeholders related to OLG’s modernization of gaming project throughout Ontario.
He provides risk management, procurement advice, and litigation representation for disputes and project development issues in significant P3 and private energy projects. His clients include Infrastructure Ontario, Enbridge Pipelines, and various hospital and university clients.
Awi represents the interests of project developers in the Ontario wind sector, including construction and regulatory matters, for clients such as NextEra, Invenergy and Horizon Wind.
Awi also co-manages the Firm’s multi-disciplinary approach to clients pursuing disruptive or transformative change within an industry or organization. He is often involved in high-profile matters that involve political or public relations sensitivities or diverse stakeholder interests.
An experienced trial and arbitration advocate, Awi has appeared before courts at all levels in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal, as well as the Federal Court Trial Division and the Federal Court of Appeal, and various regulatory tribunals.
Awi was recently named to the Board of Directors of Canadian Club Toronto, one of Canada's most preeminent public affairs podium. He also serves on the firm’s National Diversity Committee and is Co-chair of the firm’s United Way Campaign. In 2014, he received the South Asian Bar Association Legal Excellence Award.
Since 2013, he has been an adjunct professor, co-lecturing on "Advanced Contracts" at the University of Western Ontario Law School.
The New Normal: Changes to Ontario’s Lobbying Rules
What Every Stakeholder Needs to Know About Lobbyist Registration
Limits on Lobbying by Canadian Charities
Contractual exclusion clauses: have the reports of the death of the doctrine of fundamental breach been greatly exaggerated?
First Canadian Title v. The Law Society of New Brunswick — Summary
McCarthy Tétrault’s Awanish Sinha receives 2014 SABA Legal Excellence Award
Transactions & Cases
Law Society Standard Declared Invalid