Litigation Counsel

2400- 200 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1S4

+1 604 891 7239

Litigation Star


British Columbia

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Patrick is a senior results-oriented securities and corporate-commercial litigator. Patrick regularly represents brokers, brokerage firms, executives, professionals, directors and officers of private and public companies, shareholders and other businesspeople with legal matters involving the capital markets before all levels of court, securities, and regulatory tribunals (the British Columbia Securities Commission, IIROC, FICOM, and the insurance Council as examples). Patrick leads Whitelaw Twining’s Securities Law Group. 

Prior to joining Whitelaw Twining, Patrick spent just under 20 years as a partner at a small boutique litigation firm he helped found. 

Securities Litigation: 

  • Early in his career, Patrick represented the Executive Director of the British Columbia Securities Commission and staff of the Insurance Council 
  • Representing and advising corporations, individuals and registrants in Hearings before the BC Securities Commission, IIROC, FICOM, the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers, the Insurance Council, the Real Estate council and the Law Society 
  • Negotiating resolutions to complex regulatory matters 

Corporate and Commercial Litigation: 

  • Representing and advising corporations and individuals in corporate disputes including takeover battles and shareholder disputes 
  • Representing individuals and corporations in connection with contract disputes, trust claims, defamation claims, civil fraud, shareholder disputes, governance issues, as well as complex multi-party litigation. 
  • Representing individuals and corporations in allegations of breach of fiduciary duties 
  • Successfully obtaining and defending injunction applications. 

Patrick is a passionate childhood cancer research advocate. Patrick is a founder of the team Finn 


Updated March 2022