Arif is a commercial litigator based in Calgary. He has appeared at all levels of court in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada. Arif has experience in international arbitration and before administrative boards, including the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
Arif has represented large multinational corporations, product manufacturers, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, national sports organizations, franchisees and franchisors, general contractors, and technology companies. Arif’s practice also encompasses injunction and urgent relief work in broad-ranging areas including labour and employment, privacy and technology, and national sports organizations. Additional practice areas include claims for breach of contract, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, claims in fraud, product liability, franchise disputes, and class actions.
In insolvency and restructuring proceedings, Arif has represented financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors as well as private investors in various proceedings, including contested disputes concerning the validity and priority of security interests.
Arif joined Fasken after graduating from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and is an alumnus of McGill University. Arif advises victims of discrimination on a pro bono basis.