Charles-Khalil Batrouny


Charles focuses his practice on subrogation & recovery for large commercial property losses. He has experience handling due diligence reviews, insurance coverage disputes, and has been involved in all aspects of complex, multi-party, subrogation litigation.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Charles was a legal intern for the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (Ontario) and member of Provincial Parliament (Ottawa-Vanier). He was also a teaching assistant for the Alternatives to Dispute Resolution and Professionalism class, and a research assistant for the Bijural Torts (Common Law/Civil Law) professor.

Charles earned his degrees in biomedical sciences (B.Sc. Hons.), common law (J.D. with a focus on dispute resolution), and civil law (LL.L.) from the University of Ottawa. While in law school, Charles was the president of the Common Law Student Society where he had oversight of student affairs, ran community outreach initiatives, and was responsible for the budget of the faculty bookstore. Charles is fluent in French and English, and can converse in Arabic.



Settling on Pierringer Agreements: What they are and how they work in Ontario [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

July 27, 2022

As stated by Justice Abella in Sable Offshore Energy Inc. v. Ameron International Corp., “a Pierringer Agreement allows one or more defendants in a multi-party proceeding to settle with the plaintiff and withdraw from the litigation, leaving the remaining defendants responsible only for the loss...

Contractual Breach: Are Business Interruption Losses and Lost Profits Recoverable as Direct Damages in Canada? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 09, 2020

In light of recent jurisprudence in Canada, the short answer is yes, if the business interruption losses stem from, or constitute, direct damages themselves. And no, if the losses arise from consequential damages. Direct damages can be described as damages that have arisen naturally from the...

Holding the Alter Ego of Distributors Accountable for Product Defects [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 14, 2020

The Alter Ego doctrine is used by the courts to ignore the corporate status of a group of stockholders, officers, etc., so that they may be held personally liable for their fraudulent or unjust actions[1]. A parent corporation will be considered the alter ego of a subsidiary corporation if it...

COVID-19: Effects on Canadian Civil Procedures, Limitation Periods [The Lawyers Daily]

April 23, 2020

Pamela Pengelley and Charles Batrouny contributed an article titled, "COVID-19: Effects on Canadian Civil Procedures, Limitation Periods" to The Lawyers Daily. In this article, they discuss the effects of COVID-19 on our court systems.

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  • University of Ottawa, J.D., 2018
  • University of Ottawa, LL.L., 2018
  • University of Ottawa, B.Sc., with honors, 2015

Awards & Honors

Dean’s Honor List, 2017 

  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Quebec (Temporary call under rule 42.1 of the Professional Code)

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Alberta Bar Association 

British Columbia Bar Association 

Quebec Bar Association 

Toronto Lawyers Association

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners 

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society 

ADR Institute of Canada