Fabian Suárez-Amaya

Fabian Suárez-Amaya

Associate, Litigation

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.6416



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2020


Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, J.D.

University of Winnipeg, B.Ed., Education (High Distinction)

University of Winnipeg, B.A., History; Kinesiology



Fabian is an associate in the Litigation Group of our Toronto office. He is developing a litigation practice, with a focus on corporate-commercial matters. His practice includes a broad range of legal issues, including employment, health services, insurance, infrastructure, real estate, class actions, financial services, public law, judicial review, and injunctive relief.

Prior to joining Osler, Fabian worked at a leading litigation boutique in Toronto for two years, and clerked at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Fabian graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he won several academic prizes, acted as the Editor-in-Chief of the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, and held practicum placements at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and at Nova Scotia Legal Aid.

Before law school, Fabian worked as a public school teacher and as a youth support worker.

    Acting successfully for a national dental services company in a claim for business interruption losses suffered by hundreds of practices across the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Successfully defeating a motion to strike in an oppression remedy case in Di Silvestro v Di Silvestro, 2021 ONSC 6341.

    Acting successfully for a builder/vendor seeking a mandatory injunction against defaulting purchasers to provide vacant possession of a condominium townhouse. The Court granted this extraordinary relief in 2100 Bridletowne Inc. v. Ding, 2021 ONSC 2119. The Divisional Court affirmed this relief in 2100 Bridletowne Inc. v. Ding, 2021 ONSC 4552.

    Acting successfully for a health services provider in a claim for breach of contract related to the purchase and sale of a health services business.

    Acting successfully for an individual in an application for judicial review, when a government decision-maker improperly screened out a complaint about police misconduct before it was assessed on the merits.

  • 2017 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Prize for academic excellence
  • 2017 H Carl Goldenberg QC Prize for highest standing in Public Law
  • 2017 W.S. O’Hara Prize for highest standing in Criminal Law
  • 2018 H Wetston Prize for highest standing in Evidence
  • 2018 Schulich Scholarship in Law for academic merit and community service
  • 2019 Schulich Scholarship in Law for academic merit and community service

  • Canadian Hispanic Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Law Help Ontario, Volunteer
  • Pathways to Education, Volunteer Tutor (2019 to 2022)
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, Pro Bono Coordinator and Volunteer Researcher (2017 to 2019)

  • Canadian Hispanic Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society


“Baroch v. Canada Cartage: The Impact of Litigation Funding Agreements on the Reasonableness of Class Counsel’s Fees”, Ontario Bar Association: Class Actions Law Section, February 2022 (with Michael Currie)

“The Cost of Discretion: Making Sense of Costs Awards in Cases with Divided Success”, Annual Review of Civil Litigation, ed. by the Honourable Justice Todd L. Archibald, October 2020

“International and Canadian Maritime Law on the Prevention and Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills in the Canadian Arctic”, Paper and presentation at the GENICE Law and Policy Workshop, Halifax, January 2018

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