Peter Dillon

Peter Dillon
Siskinds LLP
Franchise, Cybersecurity

Partner with Siskinds LLP in London, Ont. and licensed in both Canada and the United States, Peter Dillon works extensively with start-ups and established national and international businesses. Mr. Dillon heads the firm’s technology, franchise and privacy law groups.

His practice includes working with businesses on cybersecurity matters, as well as the manufacture and distribution of goods and services via franchising, licensing, distribution and multilevel marketing law.

Mr. Dillon earned his law degree from Queen’s University and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1988, he is also licensed to practice in the United States. While he works extensively with start-up businesses, he also represents several multi-nationals.

Mr. Dillon served as the sole 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 (UNIDRIOT) in Rome in connection with the development by UNIDRIOT of a model international franchise law.

Peter Dillon Posts

Protecting one’s information on social media

The recent scandal that erupted after Facebook data was harvested and used by a political consulting firm should serve as a reminder to social media users to read the fine print, London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon tells 106.9 The X radio station. Read more

A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal: Dillon

By Peter Dillon . Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in this case on Jan. 25, 2018. I say much-anticipated because the summary judgement decision of Justice Wendy M. Matheson of the Superior Court of Justice had thrown the proverbial wrench into the works of most franchisors. Read more

‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion:’ Dillon

While franchising provides an effective way to distribute goods and services, foreign businesses may be dissuaded from expanding here because of Canadian franchise legislation and the judicial interpretation of it, London, Ont. franchise lawyer Peter Dillon writes in the fall 2017 edition of Franchise Law Journal . Read more

Dillon to discuss state of franchising in Canada at LSUC event

Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon will present at the upcoming Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2017 event, hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). Read more

Raibex decision alters franchise landscape on presale disclosure

The disclosure obligations for franchisors expanded with a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling, and will change the way deals are struck in the province, says franchise lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Presale disclosure for franchisors now mandatory in B.C.

Franchisors that plan to operate in British Columbia will have to ensure their presale disclosure documents comply with new provincial regulations that came into effect in February, advises franchise lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Appeals court upholds ruling in franchise case

A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal on whether the relationship between two parties constituted a franchise is raising eyebrows in the franchise community, says London franchise lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Franchising an increasingly high-risk venture for franchisors

Canada is frequently hyped as an idyllic place to launch a franchise business, but that’s not the case for many franchisors who face tougher obstacles than their counterparts in other countries, says London franchise lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Dillon to co-host free franchise mini-summit in Toronto

Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon will co-host the Franchise ROI Mini-Summit in Toronto on Oct. 24, in partnership with IFX International Franchise Management. Read more

Peter Dillon, Siskinds LLP endorsed in 2016 Legal Lexpert Directory

London lawyer Peter Dillon is named in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a consistently recommended practitioner for his expertise in assisting franchisor-side law. Read more

Client's late filing claim represents high standard for counsel

A lawyer’s allegation that his former law firm’s late filing of a statement of claim cost him the chance to sue a car company for his difficulties in establishing a dealership, would represent a high standard for lawyers in terms of going back and analyzing all documents to find out when exactly a client should have known about their claim, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Law Times . Read more

Siskinds named Canadian leader in franchise law

Siskinds LLP franchise law group — headed up by partner Peter Dillon — has been chosen as the 2016 winner in the Canadian franchise category by C orporate LiveWire’s Global Awards . Read more

Dillon to provide franchise law update at LSUC program

Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon is set to present at the upcoming Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2016 event, hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). Read more

2016 shaping up to be 'significant' year for franchise law

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear its first franchise case in more than four decades something that, coupled with significant recent decisions, could bring needed balance to the industry, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Read more