Noble C. Chummar

Partner | 
Toronto

Noble Chummar is a partner and Deputy Chair of the Business Law Group at Cassels with an expertise in government relations. Noble advises clients from a wide range of diverse industry sectors, including: energy, government, universities, infrastructure, hospitals, insurance, mining, transportation, agriculture, banking, tech and real estate development. He has been instrumental in assisting Canadian and international clients in developing relationships with various levels of government on public-private partnership transactions. He is often retained by CEOs and multinational corporations to assist with crisis strategy and complex government negotiations in Canada and globally. Noble is a lawyer that other lawyers and law firms retain when faced with a need to urgently solve complex and confidential commercial, regulatory and political issues. He has an extraordinary global network of corporate, business, political, government, diplomatic and First Nations influencers with whom he maintains a strong and trusted relationship for our clients and our firm.

Noble frequently travels globally where he has represented clients and participated in several government-led international trade missions. As a federal negotiator for the devolution of the management of land and resources of the Northwest Territories and later Nunavut, he travelled to some of the most remote parts of Canada’s Arctic regions.
Noble also served as a senior team member and legal counsel in Toronto’s successful bid to host the 2015 Pan American Games. Although many of Noble’s clients remain necessarily confidential, he is well known to have successfully lobbied the provincial government to allow mixed martial arts in Ontario on behalf of his client, Ultimate Fighting Championship. Noble frequently appears on national television and radio programs on behalf of his clients and as a political commentator. Noble has advised and has been part of the campaign teams of many politicians including two former Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Premiers and Mayors and is a well-known trusted advisor to several of Canada’s business elite.

Appointed by The Premier of Ontario, Noble is currently serving his third term as a Director of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) which is a multi-billion-dollar retail and distribution enterprise with over 9,000 employees. He was President of the Empire Club of Canada and has been decorated by the Government of Canada with The Confederation of Canada medal, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and he was decorated as Chevalier (Knight) of the The National Order of Merit by the Government of France.

Noble is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Osgoode Hall Law School. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Hons) and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) and holds the ICD.D. designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

  • Cinefrance International French Film Festival, Chairman
  • Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Former Member
  • Confederation of Canada Medal (1992) and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) (awarded for public service contributions to Canada)
  • France’s National Order of Merit (awarded for his work in promoting French culture and business interests in Canada)
  • Providence Hospital, Board of Directors
  • Wellpoint Health, Chairman
  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000
  • LL.B. (Hons), London School of Economics, 1997
  • Canadian Football League, Board of Directors, Grey Cup (2007)
  • Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Board of Directors (2003-2007)
  • Cinefranco International French Film Festival, Chairman
    College of Physicians of Ontario, Member of Council (2005-2010)
  • Creewest Airlines, Board of Advisors
  • LCBO, Board of Directors
    Providence Hospital, Board of Directors
  • Reel World International Film Festival, Board of Directors (2007-2009)
  • Wellpoint Health Inc., Board of Directors