Speaker Profile

Abramovitch Susan

Job TitleHead of Entertainment & Sports Law

Company NameGowling WLG (Canada)


Susan Abramovitch is one of the world’s leading entertainment lawyers and a Toronto-based Gowling WLG partner. As head of the Entertainment & Sports Law Group, her practice covers transactions and disputes in the music, film, television, theatre, fine arts, multimedia, videogame, sports and publishing industries. Susan works with a wide range of domestic and international clients to deliver strategic business advice on key entertainment law-related matters, such as drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements, advising on deal terms, structures and dispute resolution, counseling on international industry standards, and managing rights acquisitions. Heavily involved in the legal community as a teacher and mentor, Susan acts as Program Director for Osgoode Hall Law School’s CLE Certificate in Entertainment Law and frequently lectures at the faculties of law and music at McGill University and the University of Toronto. Susan also sits on the Board of Governors of The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Clients and peers consistently rank her among the leading lawyers in her field in guides, such as Chambers, Lexpert®, Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal and Expert Guides – Women in Business Law. Susan won the 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award in recognition of her leadership and expertise. She has been named one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life magazine.


As an international, sector-focused law firm with more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities around the world, Gowling WLG is here to help you overcome your complex business challenges.

Conference Sessions

  • The IAEL Legal Update For Entertainment & Technology

    05 Jun 2019, 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Main Room

     Followed by coffee and networking - Main Room foyer (to 12.00) Once again legal and industry experts report on those developments which have had a major impact...

    • Language: English
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        Wed, Jun 5
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