Shahzad F. Siddiqui

Managing Partner

Office: Scarborough
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Shahzad F. Siddiqui

Shahzad F. Siddiqui is the Managing Partner of Abrahams LLP and practices in the areas of private equity, complex commercial and tort litigation, and wills & estates.

Through his diverse practice areas, Shahzad advises entrepreneurs, partnerships, corporations and non-profit organizations through several stages of their life cycle.  He has advised start-up companies that have ultimately listed on the TSX-V, that have entered into joint venture relationships with world-class manufacturers, relocated to offshore jurisdictions or unwound from an existing structure.

Shahzad has also been involved in some of the most important legal actions in Ontario, including a precedent-setting case against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Tahir Khan and Jordan Selkirk tragedies, pediatric brain injury cases, breach of trust actions and Commercial List securities litigation. In recent pro bono work, he was retained by the Canadian Muslim Lawyer's Association to intervene in the Judicial Committee of Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Shahzad is the author of several publications, including Shari'a-Compliant Private Equity: A Primer for the Executive, published with Euromoney Books, and "Estate Planning for the Wealthy Entrepreneur" in the Financial Post.

Academic Background

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Shahzad obtained an LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2002 and an LL.M from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2011.

From 2004-5, Shahzad taught international business transactions and international law at Southwest University of Political Science and Law, a top-tier law school in the People's Republic of China.  He subsequently spearheaded the entry of a government-backed company based in Chongqing, the world's largest city, into South Asia.

Shahzad was profiled in The National Jurist magazine in November 2013, as an outstanding LL.M graduate of a U.S. law school. He was previously profiled as managing partner of the firm in the "Meet the Head" column of IFN in September 2011.


Shahzad speaks English, Urdu/Hindi and Mandarin Chinese.

He has completed marathons in Toronto and on the Great Wall of China.

In his spare hours, he enjoys competitive polo and time with his three baby girls.

He has also volunteered as a director of the International Development and Relief Foundation.

Sample Representative Work

  • Assisting a TSX-V listed technology company in ongoing litigation matters in Ontario, Canada.
  • Litigated breach of fiduciary duty and conversion of property action for a Canadian television broadcaster.
  • Retained by world's third largest manufacturer of fragrances, based in Tianjin, China, on commercial real estate/environmental litigation in Toronto, Canada.
  • Acted for one of Canada's largest physiotherapy networks at the Commercial List Court in obtaining a final order for a Plan of Arrangement with a diversified English conglomerate listed on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Representing Canada's largest grocery and baking company in appellate tax litigation.

Practice Areas

Private Equity
Civil Litigation
Wills & Estates

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B.Sc, University of Toronto
LL.B, Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.M, University of Pennsylvania Law School


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