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Rhea Mathew, B.A., LL.B.


Rhea has over 10 years of experience in Ontario and India in complex civil and commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration (including investor-state arbitration), corporate and transactional work and is also trained as a mediator.

Rhea has acted as corporate and litigation/arbitration counsel for large businesses, primarily in Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Asia across industries including banking and financial services, information technology, aerospace and defence, construction and infrastructure, real estate, renewable energy and manufacturing.

Her practice is focused on commercial and insurance litigation, arbitration and mediation in disputes involving businesses, partnerships and shareholders, including oppression remedy claims and derivative actions, joint venture disputes, commercial contracts, fraud recovery, sale of goods, outsourcing contracts, franchisee claims, and international sale of goods, construction, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, including US and other foreign judgments, trademark, technology and internet litigation.


Rhea has appeared as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Small Claims Court in Ontario. Some of her notable cases include:


  • Certificate of Qualification, 2021 – National Committee on Accreditation, Canada
  • Professional Mediation Training, 2017 – Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice and Edwards Mediation Academy
  • B. A., L.L.B (Hons.), 2013 – NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Law, 2013 – West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India

  • India, 2013
  • Ontario, 2022


Rhea has written on a variety of legal topics during her career. Her key publications include:

  • The ICSID Convention: A Practical Commentary – Co-authored the chapter on Article 39 (Elgar Commentaries, 1st edition, 2019)
  • C.R. Datta on Company Law – Specialist editor (Lexis Nexis, India, 7th edition 2017)
  • India Chapter, The Dispute Resolution Review, Damian Taylor (ed.) – Assisted in contribution (Law Business Research, London, 9th edition 2017)
  • International Arbitration Yearbook – Assisted in contribution (Baker McKenzie, London, 2017)
  • Getting the Deal Through – Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption – Co-author (London, Law Business Research, 2016 and 2017)