Julia Webster

Senior Associate


Julia is a disputes and regulatory lawyer with experience in foreign corrupt practices and international trade. She advises Canadian and international businesses on corporate commercial disputes, investigations, regulatory compliance, anti-corruption laws, and political law.

Julia is a tested advocate and has significant litigation experience, acting on numerous commercial matters involving securities law, contractual disputes and white collar defense. Julia has appeared before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association, and the Environmental Review Tribunal.

In addition to her litigation experience, Julia has advised companies on a wide variety of international trade matters including, trade remedies, trade agreements, blocking measures, customs compliance, anti-corruption laws, economic sanctions, supply chain due diligence, and cross-border M&A. 

Julia teaches Law 396: International Business Crime at Queen's University, Faculty of Law.


  • Rio Tinto Alcan in a dumping/subsidization investigation hearing before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal relating to silicon metal imported from Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Kazakhstan, Brazil and Russia and an expiry review relating to silicon metal from China.
  • A TSXV-listed company in an investigation into violations under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
  • POSCO and the Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel in a safeguards inquiry before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal relating to a recommendation to the Government of Canada on whether to implement a definitive safeguard measure on certain steel products.
  • Fluor Canada in a judicial review before the Federal Court of Appeal of a decision by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal relating to an injury finding on certain fabricated industrial steel components
  • A large Fortune 500 company in connection with lobbyist registration requirements across Canada
  • A multi-national corporation in connection with regulatory matters in the Canadian the dairy industry
  • An S&P/TSX 60 company in connection with a procurement dispute under the Agreement on Internal Trade and Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Member, Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, Transparency International
  • Member, American Bar Association, International Law Section

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Peacebuilders
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recipient, David Wells-Leonard Prize in Information Privacy

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2014
  • JD, Queen's University, 2013
  • Certificate in International Law, Bader International Study Centre (first class honours) 2011
  • M.Arch., McGill University, 2010
  • BA, MSc, McGill University, 2009