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Zohaib Maladwala Toronto Lawyer

Zohaib I. Maladwala

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2010
Language(s) English, Urdu
Office(s) Toronto

Zohaib Maladwala is a commercial litigator with expertise in class actions, product liability and estates litigation. Zohaib provides practical, business focused advice to multinational clients across a variety of industries including life sciences, industrial and consumer products, automotive, banking and professional/financial services.

Zohaib has significant class actions experience, particularly in the defence of product liability and competition/antitrust actions. A selection of his experience includes representing a multinational pharmaceutical company in class actions alleging negligent design and manufacture, defending a global auto maker in a diesel fuel emissions class action and representing a major consumer electronics manufacturer in a series of class actions alleging price-fixing in the electronics industry.

Zohaib’s product liability expertise extends to defending manufacturing clients, including consumer and industrial product manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, and automotive companies, in individual actions involving allegations of defective design/manufacture and failure to warn.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory recognizes Zohaib as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in Class Actions. He is also ranked as a Future Star in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation and has been recognized on the Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List. He was one of three lawyers nominated by LMG Life Sciences for its 2019 Canadian Rising Star Award, and is listed in the Rising Stars Expert Guide for his work in Product Liability/Life Sciences.



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  • JD University of Western Ontario
  • BA Hons (with distinction) University of Toronto

Community involvement

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario Duty Counsel Project
  • Merit Award Bursary Program
  • Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Intermediate Member, The Advocates' Society
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