Daniel Hohnstein

Daniel Hohnstein is a partner of Tereposky & DeRose LLP. He represents and advises private sector companies, industry associations, and governments in matters relating to international trade and investment. His practice covers state-to-state dispute settlement, investor-state dispute settlement, Canadian trade remedies (anti-dumping and countervailing) matters, and compliance with Canadian customs requirements. He is a leading expert on the implementation, interpretation, and application of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

He appears as counsel in trade disputes before World Trade Organization (WTO) panels, arbitrators, and the Appellate Body. He also represents Canadian domestic industries, foreign producers, exporters, and importers in proceedings before the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), and Canada’s Federal Courts. In addition, he advises clients on the interpretation and application of all trade and investment treaties, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the CETA, and the forthcoming Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). He has completed the program on investor-state dispute settlement at the Singapore International Arbitration Academy (Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore), where he received an award for excellence in advocacy.

In addition to his trade expertise, he has represented clients in a range of commercial disputes and other matters before Canadian administrative tribunals and civil courts.



Education/Bar Admission

  • Admission to the Bar (Ontario), 2011
  • LLB/JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
  • B.Ed., University of Western Ontario, 2002
  • BA (Hons.) in English Language and Literature, University of Western Ontario, 2001
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario, 2000

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Council on International Law
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Society of International Economic Law