Lawyer Profile Detail

Robert A. Glasgow




International Trade & Investment Law




416 601-7823




University of Western Ontario


Ontario, 2013


Robert Glasgow is an associate in the International Trade and Disputes Group in Toronto. He also maintains a general civil and corporate/commercial litigation practice.

Robert provides advice to clients in both the public and private sector regarding the application of Canadian trade and customs law. He has provided advice and opinions regarding NAFTA Chapter 11 claims and World Trade Organization complaints and disputes. Robert assists his clients in interactions with and applications to various government regulatory bodies including the Canadian Border Services Agency, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development.

He also advises his clients on, and has published numerous articles on, Canadian sanctions and export control laws and regulations. He has assisted clients in these areas with permit applications and arguments to the appropriate government regulatory bodies. Robert also has experience in conducting anti-corruption investigations, and has written articles on corruption and compliance issues.

In his litigation practice, Robert has appeared as counsel in hearings and appeals before the Superior Court of Ontario and in administrative proceedings before various statutory tribunals.

Robert received his JD (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law in 2012. While attending law school, he was awarded numerous awards for academic achievement and contributions to the law school including the Harold G. Fox Education Fund Award and the Dean Ivan C Rand Award. Prior to attending law school, Robert received his Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Public Policy from Princeton University in 2007

Robert was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013. He is a member if the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.


  • Canada seeking consultation on guidance and reporting requirements under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act
  • Canada brings into force payment disclosure regime: the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act
  • Canada implements new Integrity Regime for public procurement
  • Prohibited compliance: Canada’s latest attack against Buy America causes cancellation of U.S. procurement
  • New CBSA transfer pricing policy creates opportunities and obligations for importers
  • Canada introduces new border remedies to address importation of counterfeit products
  • Canada introduces new payment disclosure regime: the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act
  • The first test of the supplier integrity rules
  • CETA will create a two-tiered system for Investment Canada Act reviews
  • Russia/Ukraine economic sanctions update: Canada expands sanctions list against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities
  • Pay me now: Court of Appeal delivers lessons on fiduciary duties, the business judgment rule, and executive compensation
  • Russia/Ukraine economic sanctions update: new measures target the energy, financial and defence sectors
  • Russia/Ukraine sanctions update: Canada designates 14 more parties
  • Russia and Ukraine sanctions update: Canada designates 12 more parties
  • Historic procurement opportunities – part II
  • Canadian Government launches consultations on mandatory payment disclosure rules
  • Historic procurement opportunities - Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with Europe dramatically changes public utility procurement
  • Canada and South Korea reach long-awaited free trade and investment agreement
  • Significant amendments proposed to strengthen Canada’s anti-corruption regime
  • A primer on the new China-Canada bilateral investment treaty



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