Lars Brusven

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Lars knows that effective advocacy for his clients requires a firm grasp of complex details and a steady focus on the greater strategic and business goals. He puts these skills to work daily in his litigation practice.

Lars has represented clients in a broad range of matters including commercial disputes, oppression remedy claims, professional liability matters, public law litigation, class actions, and appeals. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals and private arbitration panels.

Lars’s previous experience includes litigation on behalf of the federal government as crown counsel at the Department of Justice, as well as work at another leading litigation boutique in Toronto. He has conducted multi-week trials, arbitrations, and judicial review proceedings on behalf of his clients. Lars’s unique experience in the public and private sector makes him particularly well-suited to navigate high-profile, complex litigation and to provide clients with strategic advice in sensitive matters requiring discreet legal assistance.

Lars earned a joint JD/MA (International Affairs) from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ottawa Law Review and Assistant Editor of the Paterson Review of International Affairs. During law school, Lars completed studies at Tel Aviv University and earned various advocacy awards as a member of championship moot court, negotiation, and mediation competition teams.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2014
  • J.D. (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa, 2013
  • M.A., Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, 2013
  • B.A., History (Honours), University of Victoria, 2008
  • Pro Bono Ontario, Volunteer
  • Legal 500 Canada, 2021: Rising Star - Dispute Resolution, Ontario
  • Torys Writing Fellowship Award, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Ottawa Law Review
  • Championship Team, Richard Weiler Mediation Competition
  • Finalist, FMC Negotiation Competition
  • Championship Team, Nelligan, O’Brien Payne First Year Moot Court Competition