Shafik Bhalloo
Senior Counsel

Shafik Bhalloo

Shafik Bhalloo was born in Tanzania. He served as a partner of Kornfeld LLP from 2000 to May, 2016 and continues today as legal counsel with Kornfeld LLP. As of May 2016, Shafik also has an appointment as a Professor of Practice and an Academic Director with Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Business where he teaches, commercial law, business ethics and employment law.

In his legal practice, Shafik focuses on corporate commercial litigation (multiparty commercial/corporate and securities cases), general civil litigation (prosecution and defense of personal injury, fire and casualty claims, breaches of sale of goods, and real estate contracts and negligence claims against insurance and real estate companies, agents and brokers) and labour and employment law (grievances, collective bargaining, certification applications and employment terminations). Certified in mediation, he counsels in commercial, insurance, labour and employment disputes.

Shafik appears before the Labour Relations Board in certification applications and unfair labour practice complaints and before the Supreme Court of British Columbia on wrongful dismissal matters. Shafik Bhalloo has lectured on non-competition contract covenants, presented for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC and the Vancouver Board of Trade, among others, and authored several academic articles.

Practice Areas


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LLM, with a focus on e-Business
  • Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, LLB
  • Simon Fraser University, BA with Honours

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1990


  • Professor of Practice and Academic Director with the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
  • Member of the West Vancouver Police Board
  • Lecturer and presenter, Continuing Legal Education Society
  • Lecturer and presenter, Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Past Member, Judicial Advisory Committee
  • Past Member, Vancouver Police Department’s Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Past Member, Conciliation and Arbitration Board of the Ismailia Community
  • Past Legal officer, pro bono legal advice program of the Salvation Army

Published Works