Partner announcement

WeirFoulds welcomes Peter Jacobsen to the partnership

September 21, 2020

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Peter Jacobsen has joined the partnership effective September 1, 2020.

Peter has over 40 years experience in practice as a litigator and provider of legal advice in diverse sectors, notably in media.
Peter practises mainly in the areas of media law, defamation law, administrative law and constitutional law. He is a seasoned litigator and has significant experience in trials, appeals and judicial reviews at all levels of court and before numerous administrative tribunals.

Peter provides regular pre-publication advice and litigation services to major media outlets including The Globe and Mail, CTV as well as many magazines/periodicals such as the Report on Business Magazine (ROB) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), and publishers such as Penguin Random House. He also represents individuals and editors as well as national organizations such as the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).

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WeirFoulds LLP

For more than 160 years, the lawyers of WeirFoulds have been proud to serve our clients in their most difficult and complex matters. We are the firm of choice for discerning clients within our core areas of practice: (1) Litigation; (2) Corporate; (3) Property; and (4) Government Law. Within these core areas, as well as key sub-specialties, we address highly sophisticated legal challenges. We have acted in some of Canada's most significant mandates and have represented clients in many landmark cases. Reflecting the firm's focus, our lawyers are consistently recognized as leaders in their chosen areas of practice and in the profession at large.

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Peter Jacobsen

WeirFoulds LLP

Law School

McGill University

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice



Specializes in commercial litigation in the areas of media law, defamation law, administrative law and constitutional law.