ADR Chambers: Panel Members

Peter G. Cathcart, Q.C.

Peter G. Cathcart, Q.C. is a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers. He received training in negotiation and the mediation process from the Stitt Feld Handy Group. He has been an arbitrator in various commercial disputes including

  • the National Automobile Dealer Arbitration Program;
  • Final Offer Arbitration under the Canada Transportation Act;
  • Final Offer Arbitration under the Prince Edward Island Potato Processing Negotiation Order, 2009; and
  • marine claims.

Peter has practised corporate/commercial law for several years with an emphasis on private mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions, shareholders agreements, and transportation law. He has acted for major financial institutions on credit agreements and security transactions.

Peter is a former Managing Partner of McMillan Binch and was lead counsel at the firm to the consortium that assumed the management and control of the St. Lawrence Seaway and managed the McMillan Binch team in the preparation and negotiation of the several complex agreements that were entered into with the Government of Canada including the letters patents, by-laws and governance procedures relating to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.

He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation as the representative of the Province of Ontario and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada. He was Chair of the Governance Committees of both entities.

He is a director and officer of several Canadian corporations and charitable organizations including the Governor’s Council of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Chair of the Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation, former Chair of the Shepherds’ Trust (Archdiocese of Toronto) and the Board of Governors, University of Windsor.

Peter is ranked in the Guide to the World’s Leading Shipping Maritime Lawyers, in Lexpert and in Best Lawyers in Canada and has been a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on corporate and transportation matters.

Peter can be reached through the Toronto office of ADR Chambers.

Availability Calendar

1. While every effort is being made to keep the calendar up to date, ADR Chambers cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on the calendar. Please call (416) 362-8555 to confirm availability and book the panel member.

2. Please call (416) 362-8555 if the date you need is marked as unavailable to determine whether you can be accommodated by the panel member.

Booking Information

Home City:

Toronto, Ontario

Peter G. Cathcart is willing to travel


Private Appeal


   Franchise Disputes

   Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure

To book Peter G. Cathcart
(416) 362-8555