66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2006 (ON)
Deborah Templer is one of Canada’s leading commercial and product liability litigators, with a national practice defending clients in multi-jurisdictional commercial, product liability, and mass tort actions. Her recent significant mandates include acting for Philip Morris International, Rothmans Benson & Hedges, Endo Pharmaceuticals, JUUL Labs, Behr Process Corporation, and Allergan in defence of product liability actions, including multi-billion dollar class actions and health-care cost recovery litigation in the long-running Canadian tobacco and opioid litigation. She has also acted for Bell Canada for much of her career in respect of commercial and advertising-related disputes, and is frequently retained to represent clients in respect of shareholder and oppression claims. Deborah has appeared in courts across Canada, including in Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, and in the Federal Court. She is a regular instructor on trial advocacy for The Advocates’ Society and Osgoode Hall Law School, is a Director of Pro Bono Ontario, co-chair of a number of sub-committees of the American Bar Association’s Business and Corporate Litigation Committee, and was selected as a Member of The Advocates’ Society’s 10+ Standing Committee.
Petroamerica Oil Corp. and Suroco Energy Inc. fended off a hostile bid by Vetra Holding S.a.r.l. and Vetra Acquisition Ltd. and completed a plan of arrangement pursuant to which Petroamerica acquired all the issued and outstanding shares of Suroco for an approximate total value of $108.6 million.