Peter J. Cavanagh - Dentons Canada LLP

Peter J. Cavanagh

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 416-863-4459


Peter Cavanagh is a senior partner and a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group of Dentons’ Toronto office. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. 

Peter represents clients in a wide range of business disputes involving commercial contracts, information technology, trade secrets disputes, product liability claims, consumer claims, shareholders rights issues, financial services, and business combinations and dispositions. Peter has particular experience in representing clients in complex cases brought under class action statutes in Ontario and other provinces. He appears in all levels of courts in Ontario, in various superior and appellate courts of other Provinces and in the Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has acted in proceedings before a number of specialized administrative tribunals, including the Competition Tribunal, the discipline committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Environmental Review Tribunal and Ontario Municipal Board. Peter also acts as counsel in many private domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings.

Peter is active in the management of the firm and sits on the Canada Region Board. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Law.



Carleton UniversityLL.B 1978University of Western OntarioLL.B 1981
International Bar AssociationCanadian Bar AssociationDRI (the Voice of the Defense Bar)

Office Location

77 King Street West
Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5K 0A1

Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Law

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