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Peter Kalichman

514 934-7728
Assistant: Narod Migdesyan
514 935-4460 extension 231

Languages : English and French

Quebec Bar — 1989

Peter is a widely recognized litigator who has been involved in a variety of commercial and civil cases in a wide range of fields, including telecommunications, securities, real estate, mining and energy, product liability, banking, construction and professional liability. He has been involved in a number of high profile, complex cases that
have established important precedents in different areas of the Law.

Peter regularly represents large national and multinational corporations as well as medium-size regional businesses and professional firms. He has extensive experience in shareholder disputes, extraordinary recourses such as injunctions and seizures, as well as class action. He has given conferences in a number of different areas, including Civil procedure and trial advocacy. Peter taught trial advocacy at the Law Faculty of McGill University for 15 years.

Representative work

Adams v. Amex Bank of Canada: Adams in a class action against the Amex Bank of Canada to recover hidden service fees which was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Blue Box International Ltd. v. Mega Brands Inc.: Mega Brands in a contractual dispute initiated by a Chinese manufacturer which resulted in a damage award in favour of Mega Brands for loss of sales.

Indigo Books & Music Inc. v. Immeubles Régime XV Inc.: Indigo in injunction proceedings dealing with the interpretation of an exclusivity clause to secure Indigo’s position in a large lifestyle center.

Tugliq Énergie S.A.R.L. v. Stolt LNGaz Inc.: Several defendants in injunction proceedings brought before the Superior Court involving a liquefied natural gas facility in Bécancour Quebec.

Abelson v. Advanced Health Care Products GP. et al: Advanced Health Care Products GP in a multi-million dollar claim for breach of contract brought by a prospective partner.

Deloitte & Touche, LLP v. Autorité des marchés financiers: the AMF on issues involving the duty to disclose evidence in the context of the Mount Real class action.

Gennium Pharmaceutical Products Inc. v. Genpharm ULC: One of the Defendants in proceedings involving a multi-million dollar damage claim and injunctive relief over the alleged appropriation of confidential information.

Microcell Solutions Inc. v. Telus Communications Inc.: Microcell in proceedings seeking protection against illegal competitive practices.

AbitibiBowater Inc. et RFP Acquisition Inc. v. Fibrek: Mercer International Inc. concerning the takeover bid for shares of Fibrek and its private placement for different bodies, from the Bureau de révision to the Quebec Court of Appeal.

GSA Management Inc. v. Tricots Liesse (1983) inc.: Tricots Liesse (1983) inc. against a multi-million dollar claim for a finder’s fee.

7700300 Canada Inc. (Côte St-Luc Building Corporation) v. Narrainen: Côte St-Luc Building Corporation in conveyance of title proceedings.

Metropolitan Real Estate Fund (Liquidator of) v. Metropolitan (MTL) Fund Management Ltd.: The Liquidators of Metropolitan Real Estate Fund in proceedings against a manager of multiple properties involving misappropriation of funds.

Sulitzer v. Jacobson: Jacobson in a case involving a complex trust that had been established in Quebec and a multi-million dollar claim brought by a prominent French author.


LL.B., University of Montreal, 1988
B.A., McGill University, 1985

Industry recognition

Ranked amongst the “Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada” and “Litigation Star” in the fields of class actions, construction law, commercial litigation, product liability and securities by Benchmark Litigation in 2017

Regularly listed as a leading practitioner in litigation in LEXPERT, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in Canada and Benchmark Litigation

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 2013

The 2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Commercial Litigation


American College of Trial Lawyers
Canadian Bar Association
Lord Reading Law Society

Professional activities

Member of the Bar of Montreal Liaison Committee with the Superior Court (2000-2003)

Member of the Bar of Montreal Liaison Committee with Legal Aid (1998-2000)


Lecturer at McGill University: Trial Advocacy (2000 to 2015)

Recent conferences

Guest speaker at the 16th Annual Spring Symposium: The Advocate Matters for The Advocates’ Society

Trial Practice Do’s and Don’ts: Hot Tips from the Experts (6th Edition) — Bar of Montreal, 2016

Judge and coach preliminary round of 2016 English Oratory Competition (Young Bar Association of Montreal), 2016

New Code of Civil Procedure: Expert Evidence (Bar of Montreal), 2016

Trial Practice Do’s and Don’ts: Hot Tips from the Experts (5th Edition) — Bar of Montreal, 2015