Alexander Hobbs

International Trade Counsel / Ottawa

Alexander Hobbs is an International Trade Counsel in the Ottawa Office of Cassidy Levy Kent. Mr. Hobbs assists clients with international trade, customs, and government procurement matters before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and Canada Border Services Agency, as well as in judicial review proceedings before the Federal Courts of Canada. He has also worked with clients on international treaty adherence, economic sanctions, export controls, and competition law compliance.

Mr. Hobbs holds a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in international law from the University of Ottawa, which he completed jointly with his Master’s degree in International Economic Policy from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Upon graduating, Mr. Hobbs received the Gowling WLG award for the highest standing in international trade law.

During his legal studies, Mr. Hobbs served as an analyst at an agency of the Department of Finance and interned with the Treaty Law Bureau of Global Affairs Canada, where he provided guidance to the Government of Canada on the provisional application of treaties. He has acted as a delegatory assistant at the United Nations International Law Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, and as a research assistant to Professor Craig Forcese, assisting with the research for his book titled “Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid That Reshaped the Right to War.”

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers East Division

Education

  • J.D., cum laude with Dean’s Honours, University of Ottawa
  • M.A., International Economic Policy, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
  • B.A. First Class Standing, Brock University

Languages

  • English
  • French

Bar Memberships

  • Ontario