Peter Henein

Partner | 
Toronto

Peter Henein is a partner in the Litigation Group at Cassels and serves as Chair of the firm’s Product Liability Group. Peter’s practice focuses on the areas of intellectual property (including trademark, copyright and entertainment matters), product liability and class actions. He works with a wide variety of clients, including numerous Canadian and international intellectual property rights holders, Canadian copyright collectives and trade associations, film and television producers, international rock stars, franchisors, certification bodies, international auto manufacturers, and numerous other manufacturers and distributors around the world.

Representative examples of Peter’s work include:

  • Representing clients in trademark, industrial design, copyright, patent, and entertainment law disputes in the Ontario and Federal Courts
  • Representing copyright collectives in tariff enforcement proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada
  • Acting in class actions for various categories of product manufacturers, including auto manufacturers
  • Representing numerous auto manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and specialty insurers 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, which was established to ensure the presence of a courageous and independent bar and the maintenance of the role of the advocate in the administration of justice. 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.

Peter has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada for Product Liability, by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star: Intellectual Property” and by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star.”

  • Benchmark Litigation (Class Action, Intellectual Property, Product Liability)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Product Liability, Entertainment)
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star
  • WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
  • LL.B., Western University, 2003
  • B.A. (with Distinction), University of Toronto, 1994
  • Ontario, 2004
  • Advocates’ Society, Editor, “Advocacy Matters” Newsletter
    Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member-at-Large
  • Defence Research Institute (DRI), Chair, Product Liability Committee, International Special Law Group and Member, Steering and Marketing Committees, IP Litigation Group
  • Ontario Bar Association