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Monika Gehlen

Monika Gehlen


Monika Gehlen specializes in written advocacy, appellate practice, legal opinions and strategic advice.

A member of the firm’s legal research and litigation groups, Monika has extensive experience in the research and analysis of complex legal issues.

Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 1984


  • Obtained a $670 million judgment for the Bank of China in a multi-jurisdictional fraud and money laundering claim.
  • On appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal, vindicated the right of a shipper to an interswitching order for the shipping of its grain by rail across the Canada-U.S. border.
  • English
  • German
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1983
  • Undergraduate studies in Honours History, University of British Columbia, 1978-79
  • Diplôme III, Université d'Aix-Marseille III (Institut d'études françaises pour étudiants étrangers), 1978


  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate & Commercial Litigation), 2016-2023

Additional Activities

  • Occasional lecturer for Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia
  • Occasional speaker at various legal conferences

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, Research Lawyers' Association of British Columbia (Treasurer, 1995-96)