Peter 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.
Peter also represents clients in appellate litigation of trade and customs issues, regularly appearing before governmental and administrative agencies and the Canadian courts.
Peter represents corporations, state enterprises, and federal and provincial government departments and agencies. He has acted as counsel in over seventy trade remedy investigations, countless customs appeals, and several investor-state arbitrations under Chapter Eleven of NAFTA and under Bilateral Investment Treaties.
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 Who’s Who Legal as a Global Elite Thought Leader in customs law, by Chambers in the International Trade/WTO-Canada category and, in 2017 and again in 2023, was named Montréal’s International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He has been also recognized by The American Lawyer and Lexpert as one of Canada’s leading 500 lawyers.