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Peter V. Snell

Gowling WLG

Peter Snell is a leader in Canadian franchising law and assists franchise systems in Canada and Internationally. Peter has been recognized as a leading lawyer in franchise law by Chambers, Best Lawyers in Canada since 2008, Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, endorsed in Who's Who Legal, and listed as one of the world’s leading franchise practitioners by Expert Guides. In 2017 he was listed as a “Thought Leader” in Canadian franchise law by Who’s Who Legal. He is listed as a Canadian legal eagle by the US publication, Franchise Times. He is a frequent author and lecturer at numerous seminars, conferences and other events on franchise law, including events hosted by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), International Franchise Association, American Bar Association (ABA) and Continuing Legal Education BC. He is the co-editor and co-author of Fundamentals of Franchising – Canada (2nd Edition) published by the ABA, and is a co-author of the "Canadian Franchise Law" chapter of International Franchise Sales Laws, published by the ABA. Peter has a regular column in the Franchise Entrepreneur magazine. Peter was appointed in 2015 as General Counsel to the CFA and has been a Director of the CFA since 2011.

Year Called to the Bar:1996 (BC); 2007 (ON)
550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 891-2281
Fax: (604) 443-5642
E-mail: peter.snell@gowlingwlg.com

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