Arif is a commercial litigator in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and a member of the Insolvency and Restructuring Group. 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, insurers, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, national sports organizations, franchisees and franchisors. His commercial practice includes claims for breach of contract, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, claims in fraud, product liability, franchise disputes and judicial review.
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.
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 Martineau after graduating from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and is an alumnus of McGill University. He volunteers regularly at Diefenbaker High School in Calgary introducing students to advocacy. Arif advises victims of discrimination on a pro bono basis.