John Terry's civil litigation practice focuses on public, business and international trade and investment law. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario, at the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, before the Supreme Court of Canada, in commercial and investment arbitrations and before a variety of administrative tribunals.
John regularly provides advice to corporations and federal, provincial and municipal governments on NAFTA and WTO matters. He has acted for and advised major Canadian and multinational corporations in respect of investor–state arbitrations under Chapter 11 of the NAFTA.
John also has a significant practice in Aboriginal matters, with extensive experience in Aboriginal negotiations and on advising project developers and lenders on issues respecting the duty to consult with First Nations. He also regularly advises natural resource and energy companies on corporate social responsibility issues.