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Peter is one of the founding partners of Peacock Linder Halt & Mack LLP, served as the firm’s Managing Partner for over a decade and has been lead counsel on some of the most important cases to have been litigated or arbitrated in Canada over the past 30 years. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004.
Peter’s practice features an aggressive and effective approach to litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. Benchmark Canada describes him as “a fierce advocate with an unflinching manner in court” and notes that his style is requested in many high-stakes matters. He is ranked as one of the top 25 trial lawyers in Canada. In short, Peter helps his clients resolve difficult legal problems.
Peter has litigated major cases in complex corporate and commercial disputes, oil and gas, insolvency, civil fraud, corruption of foreign officials, constitutional law, construction, product liability, securities, insurance and employment law matters. A number of his cases have become significant legal precedents. He was appointed by the United States District Court, Central District of California, as an expert in Alberta corporate law. His achievements have been recognized by Chambers and Partners Canada, Lexpert, Benchmark Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Martindale-Hubbell and Who’s Who Legal Canada, and Euromoney.
Academic Scholarships and Awards
Peter has played a key role as counsel on some of the most important decisions to have come before the Canadian Courts over the past 30 years. As one of the top 25 trial lawyers in the country, he has extensive trial and appellate experience. He has also acted as both arbitration counsel and as an arbitrator on a number of very significant arbitral disputes.
Peter has extensive experience in litigating both domestic and international disputes. He recently obtained one of the largest damages awards ever granted by the Alberta courts in a case involving freehold oil and gas leases. He represented a natural gas producer in a series of landmark decisions concerning the ownership of coal bed methane on freehold lands in Alberta. He obtained an emergency mandatory injunction to compel a pipeline operator to allow a tie-in into its pipeline. He has advised clients on oil spills, industrial explosions and construction projects. He is frequently engaged to litigate fraud and corruption allegations. He has acted for significant stakeholders in a number of major CCAA insolvency restructurings. He acted for one of Canada’s major universities in ground-breaking Charter litigation. He was appellate counsel in the largest dissenting shareholder claim to have been adjudicated by the Canadian Courts. He has acted for both public and private companies in litigating oppression and derivative claims. He was appointed by the United States District Court, Central District of California, as an independent expert in Alberta corporate law.
Oil and Gas Litigation
Corporate and Securities Litigation
Queen’s Counsel: 2004
Admitted to Alberta Bar: 1986
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