Robert Danay uses his strong legal research, writing and advocacy skills to successfully guide clients through a wide variety of complex civil, commercial, administrative and constitutional disputes.
Before joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Danay held the position of senior counsel with the Business and Regulatory Law Section of the Department of Justice Canada in Vancouver. During his 15 year tenure with the federal government, Mr. Danay appeared on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada at all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Courts, the Tax Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. These cases included:
Mr. Danay has strong academic credentials, including a masters in law from the University of Oxford and a clerkship with the Constitutional Court of South Africa. His legal research and writing has been published both in Canada and internationally in a number of prestigious law journals, including the McGill Law Journal, the University of Toronto Law Journal, the Yale Journal of Law and Technology, the South African Journal on Human Rights and the Hong Kong Law Journal. His publications have been cited by a number of different courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Danay has taught a number of courses and seminars on topics ranging from administrative law, the law of evidence and law and technology at the University of British Columbia, the University of New Brunswick and various continuing legal education seminars. Some of his publications can be downloaded on his SSRN page.