Emily Sherkey

Emily Sherkey

Senior Associate
Toronto: 416.865.8165
Fax 416.865.7380


JD (Gold Medalist), 2014
Queen’s University
BA (Honours, History and Philosophy), 2011
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2015


Emily’s practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of areas, with a particular focus on investor-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration, corporate/commercial litigation and intellectual property. 

Emily has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario, and at the Federal Court. Emily has also appeared in and has expertise in commercial and investment arbitrations with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

Emily is on the Board of Directors of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP).

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Professional Involvement

Emily was awarded the Gold Medal for achieving the highest standing in the faculty of law at Queen’s University. Emily was also awarded the Dean’s Gold Scholar Award for achieving the highest standing in her first year of law school, the Dean’s Bronze Scholar Award for achieving the third highest standing in her second year of law school, and the Dean’s Silver Scholar Award for achieving the second highest standing in her third year of law school. Emily was the recipient of the Blakes Scholar Award for two consecutive academic years, and was awarded course prizes in property law, contract law, public law, evidence, trusts, conflict of laws, criminal procedure and mental health law.

During law school, Emily worked as a student casework for Queen’s Legal Aid and was a tutor to fellow law students. Emily was also an articling student at Torys, during which time she volunteered with the Laws in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program, a high school program that uses legal education as a tool to assist students to succeed in school and become engaged and active citizens.

Emily currently volunteers for Law Help Ontario as a probono lawyer in Small Claims court.