Walied is a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP in Toronto. He is co-chair of the Canadian Special Situations Team, which encompasses Canada’s leading shareholder activist and defence mandates and complex reorganization transactions. Over the past several years, Walied has been involved in almost every major proxy battle in Canada, acting for both issuers and activists. He is widely regarded as one of the leading special situations practitioners in Canada. His practice also focuses on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, corporate governance and structured products. Walied obtained his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2001. He was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine in 2014, has been ranked by Best Lawyers in Canada since 2013, and was ranked as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in Canada by Lexpert® Magazine in 2009. Among other philanthropic endeavours, Walied is a board member of the Toronto SickKids Hospital Foundation. He has also been actively involved in provincial and federal politics in Canada.