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Chetan Phull Associate

LL.M., J.D., B.Mus.
905.760.1800 x230


Sabah Fatima

905-760-1800 x252


“My clients’ objectives are at the centre of my work process. I carefully consider risk, reward, and strategy in any plan of maneuvers toward those objectives.”

Chetan Phull


Chetan joined Fine & Deo in 2016, bringing with him several years of litigation experience representing insurance companies in both private practice and in-house settings. His practice broadly deals with issues regarding compliance, governance including company meetings and director/owner oppression, telecommunications contracts, shared facilities agreements, vendor contracts, loan contracts, liens and other secured interests, and insurance. His commitment to cost effective client service is evidenced through his development and use of software tools that maximize his efficiency and value to clients.

Chetan previously served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the “Lower Condominium” of Aura at College Park in Toronto, one of Canada’s tallest mixed-use condominium structures. Prior to beginning his practice in Toronto, Chetan served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, where he performed legal research for Justices of the Court and gained valuable insight into the craft of judicial decision making.

While earning his Juris Doctor from Queen’s University, Chetan led a team of Canadian legal researchers across India for a project comparing the enforcement and treatment of constitutional rights between Canada and India. He also led a team of graduate law students for an international arbitration moot competition during his Master of Laws at University College London.

Chetan has published several law journal articles, one of which appeared in the Journal of International Arbitration, has been cited by numerous law professors, and was translated into Thai. He also has publications appearing in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, and the Indian Law Institute Law Review.

Before studying and practicing law, Chetan earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition with Honours from the University of Toronto, where he also obtained a Minor in English.


  • Called to the Bars of Ontario, New York State, and Massachusetts, 2013
  • LL.M., University College London (United Kingdom), 2011
  • J.D., Queen’s University, 2010
  • PGrad Dip Int’l & Euro Law, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France), 2009
  • B.Mus., University of Toronto, 2007


  • Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI), Member


Tribunals, Boards and Levels of Court

  • Superior Court of Justice
  • License Appeal Tribunal
  • Financial Services Commission of Ontario


Nov 24, 2016

CIBC Mortgages Inc. v. York Condominium Corp. No. 385, 2016 ONSC 7343 aff’d 2017 ONCA 542

Application before the Superior Court of Justice. Consideration of the default date for registration of a lien created pursuant to ss. 85(2) and 13...

Mar 09, 2017

Superior Court of Justice Trial

Defended a condominium corporation with respect to claims for non-compliance, oppression, and non-insurable losses over a 10-year period allegedly ...

Aug 02, 2017

Opinion re vote on competing telecom agreements

Telecommunication agreements - providing opinion on how to minimize risk while circumventing a mandatory requisition period for an owners' meeting ...

Jul 05, 2017

Chairperson for Annual General Meeting

Company meetings - chaired an AGM where owners rioted on the issue of proxy validity for an election to fill Director vacancies. One owner attempte...


Oct 05, 2011

U.S. Anti-Suit Injunctions in Support of International Arbitration: Five Questions American Courts Ask

 As published in the Journal of International Arbitration, 2011 Abstract: International arbitration is an increasingly popular dispute resolut...

Oct 04, 2011

The Concept of Riba in Islamic Banking Law: An Introduction

As published in the Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation, 2011 Abstract: This article provides a short overview of "riba", the p...

Sep 01, 2008

Bridging the Gap Between Indian and North American Legal Education in the Boom of Legal Process Outsourcing

As published in the Indian Law Institute (ILI) Law Review, 2010 Abstract: Legal Process Outsourcing (‘LPO’) is a global industry in whi...

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