Rahat Godil is a business-minded litigator with a diverse practice focusing on complex and high-value commercial and contractual disputes. She is a strategic thinker and leader committed to excellence, professionalism and inclusiveness. Rahat has significant commercial arbitration experience and regularly represents clients in both international and domestic institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. Rahat also has substantial experience with joint venture and shareholder disputes, multi-party disputes, class action defence, securities related litigation and constitutional litigation.
Rahat has acted for clients across a range of industries, including natural resources, mining, energy, banking, financial services, telecommunications, automotive, insurance, reinsurance and manufacturers of food, drugs and consumer products.
Rahat has significant experience providing timely and strategic advice on business-critical legal issues, developing litigation strategy aligned with business goals and effectively advocating for clients before courts, arbitrators and administrative tribunals. Rahat routinely represents clients in complex motions, including injunctions, jurisdiction challenges and summary judgement motions.
Rahat has appeared as counsel at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. She has also appeared before administrative tribunals and worked on matters before the Ontario Securities Commission.
Rahat’s arbitration experience includes international and domestic commercial arbitrations. She has represented clients before sole arbitrators as well as three-member tribunals and is well-versed in the arbitration process and rules, including rules of the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Rahat is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is available for appointment as arbitrator.
Rahat has been recognized as a Lexpert Rising Star, repeatedly recommended for commercial arbitration by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and also recognized for alternative dispute resolution in The Best Lawyers in Canada directory.