Uri Snir

Tel: 647.725.2605usnir@babinbessnerspry.comvCard
Experience

Uri Snir joined Babin Bessner Spry LLP as an articling student in 2014. Following his articles, Uri provided litigation support for various commercial litigation matters. He has since acted for clients in a wide range of matters, including securities litigation, employment law, and regulatory matters. Uri also provides complex damages analysis briefs to support both plaintiff and defendant matters, particularly in securities litigation.


Uri acts for investment professionals and dealers in investigations, settlements and contested hearings involving Canadian securities regulators, including the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).


Uri obtained his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he also served as a research assistant for a startup academic website. Prior to law school, he worked as a Derivatives Analyst at one of Canada’s largest banks. Uri’s financial services background makes him invaluable to the firm.


Uri obtained his B.B.A (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business, where he studied finance and marketing.


Outside of law, Uri enjoys playing tennis and basketball.

Representative Work

Uri’s experience includes acting for:

  • A large Canadian investment dealer and fund manager in a dispute relating to unsuitable investments and excessive trading. 
  • Various investment advisors and dealers in regulatory matters at the MFDA and IIROC.
  • A mutual fund salesperson and a registered mutual fund dealer in a claim relating to negligence, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • A major automobile dealership in connection with an employment dispute.
  • A prominent Canadian financial institution in a dispute involving an insurance claim for property damage.
  • A sporting goods retailer in a commercial lease dispute.
Publications & Events
  • "Court of Appeal Clarifies the Difference Between Litigation and Participant Experts" (26 November 2018).
  • "Registered Advisor Sentenced to Jail Time", Babin Bessner Spry Blog (23 October 2018).
  • "LSO Tribunal Recognizes Mental Illness as “Exceptional Circumstance” in Penalty Decision", Babin Bessner Spry Blog (8 August 2018).
  • New OSC Study Finds Ways to Encourage More Millennial Investors", Babin Bessner Spry Blog (16 July 2018).
  • "Could a Law Firm Be Vicariously Liable for the Actions of a Lawyer Practicing “In Association”?", Babin Bessner Spry Blog (3 May 2018).
  • "The OSC Develops New Strategy Aimed at Protecting Seniors", Babin Bessner Spry Blog (2 April 2018).
  • "The Anxiety of Retiring Solo: New Survey Finds Single Canadians are Concerned About Retirement Savings", Babin Bessner Spry Blog (8 February 2018).
  • "Court Affirms OSC Panel's Fraud Decision", Babin Bessner Spry Blog (15 January 2018). 
  • “New OSC Research Finds Millennials Are Not Big Investors”, The Newsletter of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (11 December 2017). 
  • “New OSC Research Finds Millennials Are Not Big Investors”, Babin Bessner Spry Blog (11 December 2017). 
  • “The OSC Adopts New Rules of Procedure and Practice Guideline”, Babin Bessner Spry Blog (13 November 2017). 
  • “Recommended Legal Approaches to Online Defamation”, Babin Bessner Spry Blog (6 October 2017).
  • Edward Babin, Uri Snir and Julia Webster, “Piercing the Parent-Subsidiary Corporate Veil” Corporate Liability (October, 2015) Vol. XVIII, No. 4.
Affiliations & Education

Professional Affiliations:

  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Bar Admission:

  • Ontario, 2015

Education:

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2014
  • Schulich School of Business, York University, B.B.A., 2007

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