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Brendan Peters


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English, French

Bar Admission(s): Ontario, 2020; Nova Scotia, 2021

Legal Assistant(s): Robin O'Hara

Brendan practices commercial litigation, assisting clients in navigating complex disputes in a wide range of industries, including the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, digital and energy sectors, with a specific focus on intellectual property matters. Brendan has experience litigating in the Federal, Ontario, and Nova Scotia courts, in commercial arbitration and at various tribunals. Brendan is reliable, diligent and consistent in his work so that his clients are updated throughout their case, and are informed of how to reach their goals fastest and most efficiently.

Specifically, Brendan’s practice has included:

  • Defending a major seed supplier in product liability proceedings;
  • Acting in appeals to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal respecting duty for importation of goods;
  • Acting in a wide range of copyright and trademark disputes at both the trial and appellate levels;
  • Negotiating contracts and securing insurance coverage in the entertainment industry; and
  • Representing both innovator and generic drug manufacturers in patent infringement proceedings.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, BSc, 2011
University of Toronto, MSc, 2016
Dalhousie University, JD, 2019

Thought Leadership


Canadian court establishes new approach to fee awards in Allergan v Sandoz, Apr 1, 2021, IAM Magazine, Brendan Peters and Jonathan Stainsby.

April 01, 2021

Loh, C. J.; Schmid, M.; Peters, B., Fang, X.; Lautens, M. Angew, Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 4600-4604.

Loh, C. C. J.; Fang, X.; Peters, B.; Lautens, M. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 1-6.

Sickert, M; Weinstabl, H.; Peters, B.; Hou, X.; Lautens, M. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 126, 1-6.

Nawn, G.; Waldie, K. M.; Oakley S. R., Peters, B. D.; Mandel, D.; Patrick, B.O.; McDonald, R.; Hicks, R. G. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50 (20), 9826–9837.

Chitnis, S.S.; Peters, B.; Conrad, E.; Burford, N.; McDonald, R.; Ferguson, M. J. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12331-12333.

Lundgren, R. J.; Peters B. D.; Alsabeh, P. G.; Stradiotto, M. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4071-4074.

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