2017 Rising Stars Award Winners


Antonio Di Domenico, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Antonio Di Domenico advises on all aspects of competition law, including mergers, cartel investigations, class actions, advertising/marketing practices and abuse of dominance. Di Domenico has extensive trial and appellate experience and has appeared as counsel before Canada’s Competition Tribunal, all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. From 2014 to 2016, Di Domenico served a special appointment as counsel to Canada’s Commissioner of Competition. He is Vice Chair of York University’s alumni board and chairs its awards committee. He is a past Director of Osgoode Hall’s alumni board and a former Chair of its mentorship program. Di Domenico served as pro bono counsel to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, successfully representing the CCLA before the SCC in Canada (Attorney General) v. PHS Community Services Society, 2011 SCC 44, which granted Insite, a safe injection site, a constitutional exemption to operate free from federal drug laws.

Patrick G. Duffy, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Patrick Duffy is a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP with a project development practice that includes environmental permitting and litigation, energy regulation and Aboriginal engagement. Among his cases, he was appeal counsel to the Ontario Energy Board in Ontario (Energy Board) v. Ontario Power Generation Inc., 2015 SCC 44, a precedent-setting case that dealt with the intersection of public-utility regulation and labour relations. He was a member of the Executive of the Aboriginal Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association from 2014 to 2017, and responsible for organizing the section’s annual OBA Institute programs for 2015 and 2016. He has served on the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law External Advisory Board to the Dean since 2015; and has been a judge for Canada’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot since 2003. He contributes to the firm’s recruitment efforts and has been a formal and informal mentor to Stikeman Elliott associates.

Ian Dunbar, McInnes Cooper

Ian Dunbar is a member of McInnes Cooper’s general litigation, construction and insurance groups and has represented insurers on a variety of issues, including casualty, coverage, property, fire loss, commercial liability and disability claims. Experienced in litigating commercial and corporate disputes, he has also acted as lead counsel in insurance and construction disputes, dispute resolution in the area of technology and intellectual property, and regulatory offenses. He has served as the Chair of the municipal law section of the Canadian Bar Association’s Nova Scotia branch and, since 2012, has been a part-time faculty member at Dalhousie University Law School. He is actively involved in student recruitment at his firm. In the community, Dunbar has been a dedicated Director of the skills-based Board of the Parkinson Society Maritime Region since 2012.

Tyson Dyck, Torys LLP

Tyson Dyck is a member of Torys LLP’s Environmental Group, and practises extensively in the areas of energy and infrastructure, mining and metals and climate change. In the mining sector, Tyson acts for companies acquiring, developing and operating major projects, including Cameco Corp., one of the world’s largest uranium companies, on the multi-year, multi-billion-dollar Vision in Motion project to redevelop the Port Hope Conversion Facility. He is experienced in climate change law, including on the cap-and-trade systems established in Ontario, California and Québec and other jurisdictions. He advises many of Ontario and Canada’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters, including Union Gas, Ontario’s second-largest emitter, on the development and implementation of the province’s cap-and-trade program. He has co-lectured courses in environmental and climate law at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School and has mentored students interested in developing careers in environmental law.