Young Park

Young Park
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Young is a commercial litigator whose diverse advocacy practice includes complex business disputes, cross border disputes, regulatory hearings, judicial review proceedings, privacy and data protection, product liability, professional liability, franchise disputes, real estate and defamation.

Young is an effective and versatile advocate with extensive experience conducting trials, arbitrations, regulatory hearings and appeals. He also regularly advises his clients on regulatory and risk management matters, focusing on providing pragmatic advice to resolve business problems. Young acts for clients in industries including technology, mining, energy, manufacturing, telecommunications, logistics, education, entertainment, food and beverage, consumer electronics, home appliances and accounting and audit services.

Young is recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Administrative and Public Law and Corporate & Commercial Litigation.

Education & Memberships


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1998
University of Toronto, Trinity College, B.A., 1995


Canadian Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers™ in Canada

Administrative and Public Law and Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Professional & Community Involvement

Director, Board of Directors, The Lighthouse for Grieving Children (2020 – present)
Chair, Governance Committee, The Lighthouse for Grieving Children (2021 – present)
Board of Trustees, Trinity College, University of Toronto (2010 – 2016)
Chair, Governance Implementation Task Force, Board of Trustees, Trinity College (October 2014 to May 2015)

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaker, CASL Upate

Lexpert’s Annual Privacy and Data Protection Conference, November, 2018 & 2019

Speaker, CASL’s Private Right of Action – Class Action Goldmine or Proxy for the Regulator?

IT.CAN Teleconference Roundtable, April 2017

Speaker, The New Private Right of Action Preparing for Uncertain Times - What's Trending Now in Digital

Advertising & Marketing Law Seminar, February 2017

Keynote Speaker, The New Private Right of Action under CASL – Preparing for Uncertain Times

Canadian Institute’s annual Ad Law Conference, January 23, 2017

Speaker, Liability of Canadian Mining Companies for Foreign Operations (The Shifting Landscape)

180 on Mining Law hosted by The Commons Institute, February 2015

representative work

Lead counsel for the Complainants in a landmark decision by the BC Supreme Court in Liberal Party of Canada v. The Complainants, 2024 BCSC 814, ruling that BC's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) applies to federal political parties. This is the first time that a Canadian superior court has considered, and now affirmed, the constitutional validity of applying a provincial privacy law to the personal information practices of the federal political parties.

Counsel for Dr. Katznelson in Katznelson v Canadian Undersea and Hyperbaric, 2024 ONSC 1003 in successfully securing a dismissal of an anti-slapp motion brought by the defendants in a defamation proceeding.

Counsel to the Appellants in Bunker v. Veall, 2023 ONCA 501

Counsel to the respondent Fasteners & Fittings Inc., in Qingdao Top Steel Industrial Co. Ltd. v. Fasteners & Fittings Inc., 2022 ONSC 279 (CanLII)

Counsel to the Centre for Digital Rights in a judicial review challenge of a decision by the Commissioner of Canada Elections not to investigate a complaint into the potential violation of privacy rights of Canadian electors by the three main Federal political parties of Canada.

Counsel to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a public interest judicial review application and Charter challenge against Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto, the Ontario Government and Federal Government to set aside Waterfront Toronto’s agreement with Sidewalk Labs (Google’s sister company) to develop and build a “smart city” at Quayside in Toronto.

Counsel to an eastern producer in the anti-dumping Gypsum Board Hearing before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

Counsel for a major energy company in successful judicial review applications to restrain a municipality from preventing the development of a wind farm, including quashing a wind turbine noise by-law

Counsel for Klondex Mines Ltd. on a successful motion to stay proceedings based on forum non conveniens, which was affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal: Solloway v. Klondex Mines Ltd., 2014 ONSC 391 (CanLII), 2014 ONSC 1632 (CanLII) and 2014 ONCA 672 (CanLII)

Counsel for a tech company in prosecuting claims against a former employee for breach of confidence and misappropriation of confidential information

Counsel for a cruise and entertainment company in a judicial review application challenging the validity of a government agency's procurement decision

Counsel for a private international school in a judical review application challenging the validity of the Crown's decision to terminate its credit granting authorization

Counsel for a national law firm in an arbitration with a former partner concerning pension entitlements under a partnership agreement

Trial counsel for a multinational company in a lengthy product liability jury trial

Counsel for a multinational company in a land contamination dispute in Ontario

Counsel for a Mazda car dealership in a successful application for specific performance of an agreement of purchase and sale of land

Counsel for a Mazda car dealership in a successful application for specific performance of an agreement of purchase and sale of land, which was affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal: (2009), 61 B.L.R. (4th) 64 (Ont. S.C.J.), aff’d 2010 ONCA 16 (CanLII)

Counsel for an international accounting firm in a judicial review application from the decision of a Professional Conduct Committee to refer professional discipline charges

Co-counsel for a pulp and paper company in an arbitration of a dispute concerning post-closing obligations in access of $55 million under an environmental indemnity

Counsel for a Global Fortune 500 manufacturer of consumer electronics and home appliances in successful proceedings against grey marketers for trade-mark infringement and false advertising

Counsel for a beer distributor in a successful proceeding brought against a service provider for deceit

Acted for a national real estate brokerage in successfully defending a discipline hearing before the Toronto Real Estate Board

Advise auditors who were called as Crown witnesses in criminal proceedings for fraud against officers of a public company

Advise auditors in responding to investigation and inquiries made by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario concerning their audit engagements of a public company

Counsel for an international accounting firm in defending proceedings against it for negligence in the conduct of its audits

Counsel for a major entertainment company in a complex multi-party product liability action

Acted for a Fortune 500 company in an action for trade-mark infringement, passing off and copyright infringement

Counsel for Nature Conservancy of Canada in a successful application to complete the purchase of an ecologically significant island in Georgian Bay, Ontario

Act for a multinational manufacturer and its Canadian distributor of consumer electronics and home appliances on safety incidents relating to allegedly defective home appliances and televisions before the Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario

Mitusev v. General Motors Corp, 2005 CanlII 32205 (ON SC)

Successfully acted for a U.S. manufacturer of car parts in opposing the plaintiffs’ motion to add the manufacturer as a defendant.

Counsel for a public start-up mining company in a successful application for an injunction restraining certain directors who engaged in self-dealing transactions from exercising their rights as directors

Shaw Cablesystems Limited v. Persona Communications Inc., 2007 CanLII 47157 (ON SC)

Acted for a telecommunications company in successfully opposing a motion to enforce an alleged settlement agreement.

Counsel for a franchisor in actions against it for alleged breaches of the disclosure obligations under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000

Counsel for a manufacturer of airplane commutators in a successful application for an injunction restraining a former consultant from misappropriating confidential and proprietary information

Counsel to a CEO of a public company in responding to an investigation by Staff of the OSC into alleged insider trading

Hi-Tech Group Inc. v. Sears Canada Inc., 2001 CanLII 24049 (ON CA)

Counsel in a significant contract interpretation decision:

Acted for a manufacturer of flavour enhancers in defending a class action for price fixing