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Allan Goodman and Peter Ruby at The CVCA Exchange
March-27-2019

Recent Cases That Could Impact Your Technology Practice (3rd Edition)
March-26-2019

Peter Ruby at iTech Law's Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Technology Dispute Resolution Conference
November-14-2018

Peter Ruby at the 2018 World Technology Law Conference
May-17-2018

Peter Ruby quoted in "Canadian regulators asked to get tough on data privacy amid Facebook controversy", BNN
April-17-2018

Peter Ruby at the 2018 ITechLaw Asia-Pacific Conference
March-09-2018

Peter Ruby and Victor Liu at the ACC's Cyber Security Essentials for In-House Counsel
November-22-2017

Peter Ruby at the International Institute of Communications Conference: New Developments in Communications Law and Policy
November-14-2017

Peter Ruby at Technology in Practice 2017
November-10-2017

Peter Ruby at the 21st Annual IT.CAN Conference
October-23-2017

Peter Ruby and Richard Corley at the CORE Discussion Forum - The Danger of Making Misrepresentations in an RFP Response
June-20-2017

Peter Ruby at Recent Commercial Cases That Could Impact Your IT Practice (Second Edition)
March-02-2017

Goodmans Presents: Key Issues for Technology M&A - How to Ensure a Successful Match
February-17-2016

Peter Ruby at ITechLaw's 2015 European Conference
November-05-2015

Amalia Berg and Peter Ruby at INTA's Roundtable: Valuation of Brands
October-22-2015

Goodmans Presents: Cybersecurity - Awareness and Thoughtful Action
May-21-2015

Peter Ruby at the IT.CAN 2015 Information Technology Law Spring Forum
May-04-2015

Peter Ruby at ITechLaw's 2015 World Technology Law Conference
May-01-2015

Peter Ruby at the 18th Annual IT.CAN Conference
October-20-2014

Goodmans Presents: Information Technology and Internet Update: Outsourcing and Doing Business Over the Internet
March-05-2014

Goodmans Presents: Anti-Spam Compliance - Be Ready for July 1, 2014
January-29-2014

Joe Conforti and Peter Ruby at the IT.CAN Annual Conference 2013
October-24-2013

Peter Ruby at The 16th Annual Canadian IT Law Association Conference
October-30-2012

Fred Myers and Peter Ruby at the The Six-Minute Debtor-Creditor and Insolvency Lawyer 2012
October-24-2012

Goodmans Presents: Risks and Opportunities in a Connected World
June-27-2012

Goodmans at the 16th Biennial National Conference
April-26-2012

Goodmans Presents: Three P's in a Pod: Production, Privacy and Phantom Clients
December-13-2011

Peter Ruby at The Fifteenth Annual Canadian IT Law Association Conference
October-27-2011

Fred Myers and Peter Ruby at The Six-Minute Debtor-Creditor and Insolvency Lawyer 2011
October-24-2011

Peter Ruby at The Litigator's View of ADR for Technology Disputes
April-12-2011

Peter Ruby at the 2010 MEARIE Risk Management Conference
June-18-2010

Goodmans at the 15th Biennial National Conference
April-23-2010

Joseph Pasquariello and Peter Ruby at The Thirteenth Annual Canadian IT Law Association Conference
October-22-2009

Peter Ruby at LSUC’s Security for Lawyers in a Wired World
October-16-2009

Peter Ruby at the MEARIE Risk Management Conference
July-02-2009

Peter Ruby and Tara Parker at the OBA's Arbitrating and Mediating Entertainment and Media Disputes
January-13-2009

Peter Ruby at the 4th Annual National Forum - Administrative Law & Practice
October-20-2008

Peter Ruby quoted in "Rogers' comma victory found in translation", Globe and Mail
August-21-2007

Peter Ruby at the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utilities Tribunals Annual Conference
April-30-2007

Peter Ruby at the ITechlaw Annual Conference
April-27-2007

Peter Ruby at the CCCA National Spring Conference
April-23-2007

Peter Ruby at the Canadian IT Law Association Conference
October-26-2006

Peter Ruby moderates electricity panel at 2006 CAMPUT Conference
May-16-2006

Peter Ruby quoted in "It only takes a moment to get sued for cyber libel", Law Times
May-01-2006

Peter Ruby quoted in "Probe of software firm sought", Toronto Star
November-04-2005

Peter Ruby qouted in "Use of Internet as evidence in court begins", Law Times
August-23-2004

Supreme Court Victory for Goodmans LLP: Six-Year Battle Between the Electric Power Utility and Cable Television Industries Ends
May-26-2003

Peter Ruby

Partner

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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4184
Fax:   416.979.1234

Peter Ruby is a litigation partner and co-leads the firm’s technology law artificial intelligence groups. He has a national and international practice focused on business and technology dispute resolution, including software, hardware, telecommunications, film, television, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, ecommerce and internet litigation, Canadian and cross-border arbitration and mediation.  Peter has a balanced practice, representing multi-national and entrepreneurial vendors of technology and services, along with many end-users of information technology. He has appeared all levels of the courts of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in many arbitration proceedings.

Peter also deals with the regulation of the electricity industry, has acted as counsel for the Canadian Electricity Association, and represented electricity utilities across Canada, as well as green energy developers.  He has appeared at the Ontario Energy Board with respect to generation, transmission, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development and distribution issues, and before other provincial energy regulators.

With respect to privacy and data protection, Peter has successfully litigated business-related privacy cases that have been brought before the courts and has considerable experience assisting clients on a highly confidential basis in dealing with data breach incidents.  He also assists organizations to deal with privacy inquiries and investigations by privacy commissioners, and negotiate privacy-related agreements. 

Also, from time to time Peter acts as an arbitrator and mediator in his fields of practice.  He is a roster member arbitrator/mediator of Arbitration Place and the Canadian roster of the AAA’s International Center for Dispute Resolution.

Representative Work

Technology

  • Counsel to the Monitor of Nortel in an unprecedented cross-border dispute over the allocation of the insolvent Nortel’s assets and advice on IT, IP, business law and valuation issues
  • Counsel to Oracle in several litigations involving customers, business partners and implementers
  • Counsel to SAP in litigation and arbitration proceedings several litigations involving customers, business partners and implementers
  • Counsel to the Business Development Bank of Canada in software fraud litigation concerning a failed technology acquisition
  • Counsel to Trader Corp. in mass on-line copyright infringement litigation
  • Counsel to Bell Media in a Reference to the Supreme Court of Canada opposite Canada’s largest cable companies
  • Counsel to Bell Media and Rogers Media in arbitration proceedings and terms of trade
  • Counsel to Software AG in litigation and arbitration with to disputes with Canadian corporate and government customers
  • Counsel to CBS Television in internet identity theft litigation
  • Counsel to AXA Asia about obtaining an injunction to prevent a software provider from shutting down an insurer’s operations
  • Counsel to NBCUniversal in copyright litigation with respect to the film Charlie Wilson’s War, and other matters 

Energy

  • Counsel to 19 power companies in a landmark case in the Supreme Court of Canada against Canada’s cable television companies
  • Counsel in arbitration about a shareholders dispute to the majority owner of a wind-power project
  • Counsel in arbitration to a renewable energy developer in a dispute compensation owing to it by other participants in the project
  • Counsel to Atlantic Power in regulatory and arbitration proceedingsWith respect to novel matters in each of their provinces, advised and/or represented in hearings many power companies including Hydro Quebec, B.C. Hydro, New Brunswick Power, ENMAX Corporation, Manitoba Hydro and Greater Sudbury Hydro 

Peter is recognized as a leading IT litigator in Chambers Global Guide to The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Euromoney’s Guide to The World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and is also recognized by Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys in the areas of international arbitration, energy and intellectual property. 

Peter was a law clerk to the Federal Court of Canada and for over a dozen years was a Professor of Law (adj.) at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School teaching internet law.  He was a co-chair of the 2017 World Technology Law Conference in Chicago and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Technology Law Association.  Peter is a popular speaker, in Canada and internationally, in his areas of practice.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M., 2000)
Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D., 1994)
Professional Affiliations

International Technology Law Association (Executive Committee Member and Former Co-Chair Dispute Resolutions Committee)
Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH) (Former Director)
Toronto Computer Lawyers Group
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center
ICDR Canada

Year of Call

1996 Ontario