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Peter F.C. Howard

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Peter F.C. Howard
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Peter Howard is a partner in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott and practises in litigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation including securities law, class actions, commercial contracts, oppression and other types of shareholder and/or joint venture litigation and insolvency matters. Mr. Howard also has extensive experience in arbitrations, mediation and alternate dispute resolution.

Mr. Howard has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and the trial and appellate levels of courts in Ontario as well as numerous administrative tribunals including the Ontario Securities Commission. He has also appeared in the Courts of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. He was Assistant Commission Counsel to The Honourable Mr. Justice Estey at the Royal Commission into the collapse of CCB and Northland Bank and Commission Counsel to the Inquiry into the Events at Queen's Park on March 18, 1996 (the OPSEU-OPP Confrontation).

Mr. Howard is listed and recognized in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Ontario, with clients noting he is "a tough litigator with enormous talent" and "his advocacy skills as well as his ability to read a situation, develop strategy and react in the heat of the moment are very good".

  • Chambers Global 2017 as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Class Actions Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Directors' and Officers' Liability, and Securities Law.

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to the World's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2017.

  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Commercial Litigation, Directors' & Officers' Liability and Securities Litigation.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading practitioner in Corporate Commercial Litigation, Directors' & Officers' Liability Litigation, Securities Litigation and Class Actions.

  • The 2015 Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Commercial Litigation.

  • Who's Who Legal: Litigation and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

  • Legal Media Group's 2016 Expert Guides: Litigation.

Professional Activities
Mr. Howard is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. He has participated as a lecturer at the Bar Admission Course for the Law Society of Upper Canada and in numerous panels and conferences on advocacy skills, insolvency, securities, banking and commercial litigation.

Osgoode Hall (LL.B. 1979, Bronze Medallist), University of Oxford (B.C.L. 1980, First), York University (B.A. 1975).

From 1975 to 1980, Mr. Howard was a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team and a silver medallist at the Pan Am Games in 1975. He has been a white-water kayak instructor and a director of Hedge Road Press Limited, a small Canadian publishing corporation.

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1982

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