Anastasija's practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial disputes as well as estates, trusts and capacity litigation. She also has experience in matters involving administrative law issues and defence of class actions, and she works closely with a group of senior counsel at the firm. Anastasija enjoys working with a variety of clients, ranging from large corporations and public organizations to individuals.

Anastasija obtained her law degree from McGill University where she was a director at the McGill Legal Information Clinic during her studies. She is interested in the developments in the law, and is a member of the statutory review committee of the OBA Trusts and Estates section.

Anastasija is a litigation associate at WeirFoulds LLP.

Anastasija's practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial disputes as well as estates, trusts and capacity litigation. She also has experience in matters involving administrative law issues and defence of class actions, and she works closely with a group of senior counsel at the firm. Anastasija enjoys working with a variety of clients, ranging from large corporations and public organizations to individuals.

Anastasija obtained her law degree from McGill University where she was a director at the McGill Legal Information Clinic during her studies. She is interested in the developments in the law, and is a member of the statutory review committee of the OBA Trusts and Estates section.

Reported Cases

578115 Ontario Inc. o/a McKee's Carpet Zone v. Sears Canada Inc., 2013 ONSC 4135, 229 A.C.W.S. (3d) 368 (Master)

Assn. for the Protection of Amherst Island v. Ontario (Director of Environmental Approvals) (2014), 2014 ONSC 4574, 324 O.A.C. 265 (Div. Ct.)

Abdula v. Canadian Solar Inc., 2014 ONSC 5167, 33 B.L.R. (5th) 295

Abdula v. Canadian Solar Inc., 2015 ONSC 53, 126 O.R. (3d) 459

Abdula v. Canadian Solar Inc., 2015 ONSC 4322, 46 B.L.R. (5th) Association for the Protection of Amherst Island v. Director of Environmental Approvals (2016), 3 C.E.L.R. (4th) 345 (Ont. Div. Ct.)

Association for the Protection of Amherst Island v. Director of Environmental Approvals (2016), 2 C.E.L.R. (4th) 277 (Ont. Div. Ct.)

Publications

"The Latest in the Catalyst Capital Litigation Saga: Spoliation, Substantial Indemnity Costs and Abuse of Process", WeirFoulds LLP , April 2018

"Frozen but Available: The Limits of a Mareva Injunction", WeirFoulds LLP, February 2018

"Mandatory Arbitration Isn't Always Mandatory in Canada", Today's General Counsel, January 2018 (with Nikiforos Iatrou)

"Third Edition of the U.S. Sedona Principles and Ongoing Developments in Electronic Discovery", WeirFoulds LLP, November 2017

Litigation & Dispute Resolution module", Lexis Practice Advisor Canada, September 2017 (with Marie-Andrée Vermette, Kayla Theeuwen, and Megan L. Mah)

"Parental Recognition and Proposed Amendments to Ontario Legislation: Part 2", WeirFoulds LLP, December 2016 (with Bianca La Neve)

"Estate Alert - Proposed Amendments to Ontario Legislation in Respect of Parental Recognition", WeirFoulds LLP, February 2016

"Tort Liability at Home for Alleged Wrongs Abroad: The Common Law Goes Extraterritorial?", WeirFoulds LLP and Lexology/Association of Corporate Counsel, November 2014

Children and Parents as Wallets: Support obligations ", Ontario Bar Association Trust and Estates Law Section, Deadbeat, September 2013

"Mission Impossible: Estate Planning and Assisted Human Reproduction", 2010 Canadian Bar Association National Conference, August 2010 (with Clare Burns)

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Arbitration Clauses", WeirFoulds Beware of Boilerplate Seminar, May 2018
 
Case comment on Cuthbertson v. Rasouli, 2013 SCC 53, Ontario Bar Association program Fixing Broken Trusts, November 26, 2013

Presenter at the Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development program Current and Emerging Issues in Fertility Law, January 20, 2016 (topic: When Fertility Law Meet Estate Planning)

Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Advocates' Society 

Associate

Toronto
Direct 416.947.5063
Fax 416.365.1876
asumakova@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Litigation
 
Estates, Trusts and Capacity Litigation 
Called to the Bar
Ontario, 2012
Education
McGill University
B.C.L./LL.B. 2010

University of British Columbia
B.A. 2007

Languages
  • French
  • Russian
Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Advocates' Society 

Called to the Bar

Ontario, 2012

Education

McGill University
B.C.L./LL.B. 2010

University of British Columbia
B.A. 2007

Languages

  • French
  • Russian