Matthew J. Halpin

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Matthew J. Halpin

Matthew J. Halpin



Matthew Halpin is a senior lawyer in our Ottawa-based litigation group. His practice includes corporate and commercial litigation, insurance, restructuring and insolvency, real estate disputes, property assessment, arbitration, environmental and trust litigation, dispute resolution and administrative tribunal work. 

He has extensive experience acting for corporations, chartered banks, trust companies and other financial institutions. Mr. Halpin has acted as counsel in numerous alternative dispute resolution (ADR) files, including ad hoc arbitrations and mediations. He has completed mediation courses with Stitt Feld Handy, obtaining certificates from the University of Windsor Law in ADR and advanced ADR workshops and holds an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management. He is available as a mediator.

Mr. Halpin has appeared before all levels of the Ontario provincial courts, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Federal Court of Canada and the Ontario Assessment Review Board. He has international experience before the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration. Fluently bilingual, he pleads cases in both English and French.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Ottawa, 1984
B.A., Université Laval, 1980
  • Nunavut 2015
  • Ontario 1986
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate and commercial litigation, 2019-2022
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014-2022: recommended in Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Insolvency Litigation; 2022: recommended in Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  •  ADR (Ontario)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association  
    • Former member of the executive, ADR section
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of Nunavut
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l’Ontario
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Former lecturer, bankruptcy and insolvency, University of Ottawa
  • Former lecturer, civil procedure, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Former lecturer, insolvency, Ontario Bar Admissions Course