Narwal Litigation LLP

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

Narwal Litigation LLP is a leading Vancouver law firm with a proven track record of success in high-stakes and high-profile trials, hearings and appeals, with an emphasis on serious and complex cases where liberty and reputation are at stake, primarily in the areas of white collar criminal litigation, securities litigation, professional regulation and specialty civil litigation involving criminal overtones. The firm also has an extensive practice involving cross-border investigations and enforcement actions, such as US grand jury investigations, Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty Requests and other foreign subpoenas and demands for production as well as extradition and issues relating to international sanctions.

Joven Narwal is the founding partner of Narwal Litigation LLP, an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, Past-President of the Vancouver Bar Association, member of the judicial council of the Tsawwassen First Nation, Chair of the CBA Criminal Subsection and an executive member of the TLABC and SABABC. He was recognized as a ‘Litigation Star’ and was shortlisted for ‘White Collar Crime / Enforcement Lawyer of the Year’ by Benchmark Litigation®, named a “Leading Lawyer to Watch” by Lexpert®, included in Best Lawyers® Canada, and is an inducted Life Member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and has been counsel before regulators in the health professions, legal profession, financial industry, in addition to having acted for clergy, athletes and academics before their respective governing bodies.  As a complement to his busy advocacy practice, he is frequently consulted for ethical advice and for preventative advice regarding the design and implementation of compliance procedures designed to reduce exposure to prosecution. He earned a B.A. and LL.B. from the University of British Columbia, an LL.M from Columbia University in New York City, and started his career as a Crown prosecutor.


Management & Demographics
Managing Partner

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  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defence

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  • Cheryl D'Sa, "Excellence Award in the category of Female Trailblazer of the Year", Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Canadian Law Awards
  • Cheryl D'Sa, "Top 40 under 40", Business in Vancouver 
  • Joven Narwal, "Litigation Star", Benchmark Litigation

  • Joven Narwal, "White Collar Crime / Enforcement Lawyer of the Year" (shortlist), Benchmark Litigation 
  • Joven Narwal, "Leading Lawyer to Watch", Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 

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