Peter Henein is a partner in the Advocacy Department who practises in the areas of intellectual property (including copyright and entertainment matters), product liability and class actions. He works with a wide variety of clients, ranging from Canadian copyright collectives and trade associations, film and television producers, certification bodies, international auto manufacturers and numerous other manufacturers around the world.
Representative examples of Peter’s work include:
- Representing copyright collectives in tariff enforcement proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada
- Representing television producers in claims of copyright infringement
- Acting on class actions for various categories of product manufacturers, including notably auto manufacturers
- Representing numerous auto manufacturers and distributors in product liability claims
- Providing risk management advice for a diverse range of manufacturers and distributors in different sectors, including specifically auto and power products
- Assisting corporate clients with risk management issues and shareholder disputes
Peter is an active member of The Advocates’ Society. He sat as Chair on The Advocates’ Society Young Advocates’ Standing Committee from 2012 to 2013, as well as on the 2009 Principles of Professionalism Committee, which held the 2009 Symposium on Civility and Professionalism. In 2012, Peter helped develop and coordinate a follow-up symposium to develop practical tips for handling civility and professionalism issues. The result of this symposium is a supplement of Best Practices to the Principles of Professionalism and Principles of Civility for Advocates. In 2014, he sat on The Advocates’ Society Communications with Experts Task Force, developing the Principles and the accompanying Position Paper on Communications with Testifying Experts. Peter is a regular skills instructor for The Advocates’ Society, and has guest lectured for the Osgoode Hall law school civil procedure class. He is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and is an annual contributor to the Watson & McGowan “Annual Survey of Recent Developments in Civil Procedure.”
Peter has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Product Liability.