Thomas Dunne, QC Counsel

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1970 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4452

Fax: +1 416-863-3452


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Primary office:  Toronto

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Thomas Dunne, QC

Thomas J. Dunne, QC, is counsel in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. He has practised in the area of commercial litigation for 25 years in areas that include general commercial, securities, banking, mining, employment, combines and restrictive trade practices.

Thomas has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Superior Courts of the Provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Nova Scotia. In addition, he has appeared before many administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Chartered Accountants Institute, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Human Rights Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Thomas was an instructor in the Ontario Bar Admission course for 16 years and was a lecturer for three years on trial advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is the past president of the Administrative Law Association of the Canadian Bar Association and has lectured on topics involving computer law and product liability, particularly related to pharmaceutical products.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Thomas practised with two other law firms; the first following his call to the Bar in 1970, the second he joined as a partner in 1988.

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Counsel to the plaintiff Greta Inc. in a dispute with certain individuals concerning promised financing for a wind turbine project in Estonia before the Court of Appeal for Ontario in which the Court found that even where a defendant has never been to Canada and holds no assets in Canada, if an act in furtherance of a conspiracy in which they are alleged to have participated is committed in Ontario, then that is sufficient for an Ontario Court to assume jurisdiction over them.