Peter Dillon

Partner - London


Licensed in both Canada and the United States, Peter works extensively with start-ups and established national and international businesses. Peter heads the firm’s Technology, Franchise and Privacy Law Groups.

P: 519.660.7818 or 800.816.9596 ⋅ F: 519.660.7819 ⋅ peter.dillon@siskinds.com

Called to the Bar in Ontario, 1988; New York, 2005

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About Peter

Peter works primarily with Canadian, US and international businesses involved in the technology, manufacturing and services sectors. Many of his clients are household names in the franchise sector. He has decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions of businesses. He advises clients on matters relating to cybersecurity, disaster recovery plans, privacy and anti-spam, including PIPEDA, Privacy Shield and GDPR compliance. Peter is a trusted advisor to Presidents and CEO’s on matters relating to business acquisitions, strategic business decisions, product licensing, distribution agreements, franchise disclosure and other issues that affect enterprise viability, survival, and prosperity.

He has received an Osgoode Certificate in Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements. He is a member of the Canadian Technology Law Association, TechAlliance, Toronto Computer Lawyers Group, Legal Hackers, and Blockchain Canada. He serves as a director of a number of foreign-owned Canadian entities, and on the Non-Executive board of Learning Enterprises Organization Ltd. (UK). Peter served as the only Canadian member of the Franchise Advisory Board of the North American Securities Administrators Association, and as Canadian Governmental Expert to the International Organization for the Unification of Private International Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome in connection with the development by UNIDROIT of a model international franchise law. He has prior experience with litigation and insolvency law, with reported decisions in the Tax Court of Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and the Ontario Superior Court (In Bankruptcy). He is the author of Franchise Legislation in Canada (Thomson Reuters), the first and leading annotation of Canadian franchise legislation.

Education

University of Toronto, B.A.

Queen’s University, LL.B.

“I’m quite comfortable speaking plain English, working in the grey, and getting things done.”

— Peter Dillon