Alexander Hobbs’ area of practice includes civil and commercial litigation, administrative law, government procurement, and municipal law. Alex has experience representing clients in complex, high-stakes disputes before the federal courts of Canada, domestic and international tribunals, and government decision-makers. He has also counselled multiple governments, trade associations, and large multinational corporations on a wide manner of international trade, procurement, and competition law issues under federal legislation and many of Canada’s international trade and investment agreements.
Born and raised in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Alex graduated first-class from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 2016. He then received his Juris Doctor degree 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. During his legal studies, Alex served as an analyst at an agency of the Canadian Department of Finance, working on matters relevant to Canadian national security, and interned with the Treaty Law Bureau of Global Affairs Canada. Upon graduating from law school with cum laude distinction in 2020, Alex received dean’s honours and the Gowling WLG award for the highest standing in international trade law. In 2024, he joined the partnership.
A proponent and practitioner of international law, Alex has acted as a delegatory assistant at the United Nations International Law Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, and volunteers annually as a judge in the Canadian national rounds of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Ottawa. During the year, Alex provides guest lectures on international law and policy to undergraduate students at Brock University and is the founder of Brock University’s Model United Nations team which competes annually in New York against universities from across the world. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing tennis and golfing with friends.