Peter Mantas is the head of the Ottawa litigation group and co-leader of the firm’s Procurement group and the White Collar Defence and Investigations group. An experienced litigation lawyer, and member of the Bars of Ontario and New York, Peter Mantas has acted in some of the most prominent cases in the country.
In his litigation practice, Peter has particular expertise in proceedings involving government, media, emerging technologies, mining, transportation and trade. His experience covers corporate/commercial, administrative and criminal cases, including jury trials. Peter has appeared before numerous judicial bodies and tribunals including the Supreme Court of Canada, the superior courts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Quebec and Saskatchewan, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and international and domestic arbitration panels.
Clients appreciate Peter’s careful preparation, strategic advice and tough but reasonable approach. Frequently retained to represent clients in high-profile matters, he is valued for his understanding of reputational risk, media relations and crisis management. He is an avid user and proponent of technology in the litigation process in order to reduce costs and achieve better results, and has considerable experience in cases involving a large and complex documentary record.
Peter’s expertise has been recognized by Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500 Canada and Lexpert. He has been nominated in Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada.