- The Advocates’ Society
Managing Partner at Gilbert’s LLP
Gilbert’s founder, firm mentor and intrepid leader, Tim Gilbert has acted as lead counsel on some of Canada’s largest disputes in the pharmaceutical and technology industries and acts as a trusted adviser to major companies and investment funds across Canada.
Mr Gilbert is known for his creative approach to complex legal problems. While a litigator by training, he constantly seeks to create value by monetising IP assets through licensing, joint ventures or, where necessary, litigation. When in litigation, Mr Gilbert is constantly looking for innovative ways to fund matters, whether that’s by having skin in the game or by coming up with unique funding models.
The respect Mr Gilbert has earned extends to regulatory work, where he has successfully advocated for his clients’ interests before Canadian and US legislators, the US Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, the Competition Bureau and the US Federal Trade Commission. The respect also extends across the border: while a Canadian at heart, Mr Gilbert has acted and continues to act on major cross-border litigation.
Always a fellow with a keen eye for entrepreneurship, persuasion, leadership and design, Mr Gilbert is the former chair of the Design Exchange, Canada’s national design museum, and teaches at OCAD University.