Noble Chummar is a partner in our firm's Business Law and Government Relations Groups. The Globe and Mail recently identified Noble as one of Bay Street’s “rising stars.” In 2008, The National Post referred to Noble as one of Toronto's “power players" from the Indo-Canadian community. Also in 2008,the Government of France listed him as a "Person of the Future" and in 2015, Noble was awarded the National Order of Merit at the level of Chevalier - or Knight - by the President of the French Republic. Noble frequently appears on national television and radio programs on behalf of his clients and as a political commentator.
Clients from a wide range of industry sectors have retained Noble Chummar including: energy, government, education, pharmaceutical, hospitals, insurance, mining, transportation, banking, retail and real estate development. As a federal negotiator for the devolution of the management of land and resources of the Northwest Territories, Noble travelled to some of the most remote parts of Canada's Arctic regions. Representing the Government of Canada, Noble worked closely with the Chairman of the firm, The Hon. David Peterson on constitutionally significant negotiations. The Premier of Ontario also appointed Noble as a negotiator during the tense Six Nations land dispute standoff in Caledonia.
He has worked as a political aide to the former Mayor of Toronto and to a municipal councillor. Noble travelled the province with the Premier Dalton McGuinty as part of his campaign tour team during two successful provincial elections. Nationally, Noble served as a legal advisor to The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin's leadership convention planning committee. Noble also had the opportunity to travel with the Prime Minister of Canada and his campaign team during the 2004 and 2006 federal elections.
Noble served as a senior team member and legal counsel to Toronto's successful bid to host the 2015 Pan American Games. Noble was praised by sports fans and the media in 2010 for successfully lobbying the government to allow mixed martial arts in Ontario on behalf of his client, Ultimate Fighting Championship (“UFC”), a multi-billion dollar sports organization.
Noble has been instrumental in assisting Canadian and international clients in developing relationships on public-private partnership transactions with various levels of government. He has participated on government-led international trade missions, and has travelled on official business to Europe, Asia, the United States, and South America. Noble was a member of the Canadian delegation on the Government of Canada's diplomatic mission to monitor the national election in Ukraine in 2004.
Appointed by the Premier of Ontario, Noble serves as a Director of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), which is a multi-billion dollar corporation with 8000 full- and part-time employees and over 600 retail stores. He is Chairman of the Cinefranco International French Film Festival, WellPoint Health Services and served as the 110th President of the Empire Club of Canada. His former board appointments include Creewest Airlines (Director), the 100th CFL Grey Cup (Vice Chairman), and the Canadian Olympic Committee Hall of Fame gala. Noble is twice decorated by the government of Canada having been awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada medal in 1992 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for his public service contributions to our community and to Canada.
Noble graduated from law school at the London School of Economics (LSE) and received his Masters of Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. His passions include film, SCUBA diving and travel. He intends to travel to space one day.