Peter E. Kirby provides counsel on all aspects of cross-border trade. He advises on regulatory compliance, trade agreements, and trade remedies such as anti-dumping and countervailing duty actions. His practice extends to international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration, customs law, and export and import controls.
Appearing before governmental and administrative agencies and the Federal Court, Peter also represents clients in appellate litigation relating to trade and customs issues.
Peter represents various clients including corporations, state enterprises, and federal and provincial government departments and agencies. He has acted as counsel in several investor-state arbitrations under Chapter Eleven of NAFTA and under the Bilateral Investment Treaties. Peter has also assisted public and private sector clients on investor-state disputes. He has acted as counsel in more than 50 anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations.
As part of his regulatory practice, Peter advises companies and associations in the food-industry on a wide range of issues including novel food approvals and product recalls.
Peter speaks frequently in Canada and abroad on international trade issues. He has been invited to speak on international law at numerous meetings of the American Bar Association.
Peter is recognized by Chambers as Band 2 in the International Trade/WTO-Canada category in 2017 and named Montréal’s International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year for 2017 by Best Lawyers. He has been recognized by The American Lawyer and Lexpert as one of Canada’s leading 500 lawyers since 2012.