Peter Snell is a partner in Gowlings’ Vancouver office. His practice is primarily focused on domestic and international franchising, licensing, product distribution, business law and intellectual property/trademark law. Peter also assists businesses with corporate reorganisations, corporate governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and negotiating and drafting commercial agreements. Peter has been listed as a leading lawyer in several legal industry publications, including The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada and Expert Guides’ World’s Leading Franchise Practitioners. Peter has written for numerous publications including the Franchise and Distribution Journal, Franchise Entrepreneur magazine, FranchiseCanada magazine and Canadian Business Franchise magazine. Peter is also the co-author of International Franchise Sales Laws and co-editor of Fundamentals of Franchising–Canada, both of which were published by the American Bar Association. Peter is a member of the Canadian Bar Association business law subsection, the American Bar Association business law section, the American Bar Association forum on franchising, the International Franchise Association, the Canadian Franchise Association, and the International Committee of the Forum on Franchising. His community involvement includes being President and Chairman of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia, a Director of the Canadian Franchise Association, volunteer with St John Ambulance’s therapy dog programme, Scouts Canada, Future of Howe Sound Society, and the Gambier Island Conservancy.