Chuck Gastle is a senior litigator with a broad practice encompassing civil litigation, product liability, commercial litigation, international trade litigation, and international arbitration. Building on his trade expertise, he is also involved in trade policy development.

Chuck’s practice involves international arbitration including cases before the International Court of Arbitration in the Hague, the International Convention for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and the American Arbitration Association involving NAFTA Chapter 11 investor-state claims (2006 to 2011, 2013 – ongoing), international technology licensing disputes (2007 to 2009), international oil and gas purchase and sale agreements (2001-2002), mining consulting agreements (2011) and enforcement of shareholder rights (2012), among others.

With over twenty-seven years of commercial litigation experience, Chuck has been involved in a variety of cases, including issues related to creditor-debtor remedies, enforcement of security, fraudulent conveyances, bankruptcy fraud, leasing, shareholder remedies, breach of contract, disability and life claims, elevator liability claims, property claims, coverage issues and professional negligence. He has represented trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and court-appointed inspectors.

Chuck was called to the Bar in 1987. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queen’s University in 1979 and his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Toronto in 1985. While practising on a full-time basis, he received his Masters of Law Degree in 1994 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree in International Trade and Competition Law in 1998 from Osgoode Hall Law School. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2002.

In March 2004, the Government of France awarded Chuck the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Palmes académiques. Osgoode Hall Law School recognized Chuck’s teaching with an adjunct faculty teaching award in 2006. He also received the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council’s Procurement Business Advocate of the Year Award in 2006. The Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association Gold Key Award was given to Chuck for his service to the legal profession and society at the 2009 annual Dean’s Reception.

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