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Fasken, Geoffrey Cowper, Vancouver, CANADA

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Geoffrey Cowper

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Partner Litigation & Dispute Resolution Corporate/Commercial Class Actions Alternative Dispute Resolution Securities Litigation Commercial Litigation Corporate Social Responsibility Law International Arbitration Government Relations & Ethics


Senior counsel and leader of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. Chair of the BC Justice Reform Initiative reviewing BC’s criminal justice system (2012). Counsel to commissions of inquiry into Indian Affairs policy, Securities Regulation and the Frank Paul Inquiry. Counsel in the SCC on constitutional and Charter issues, commercial, tort and administrative law. Also practices competition law. Active on investor-state and international commercial arbitration matters, including CMD v. DRC. Clients include Microsoft Corporation, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, First Quantum Minerals, UBC, Royal Bank of Canada Group and Jim Pattison Group. Top ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers Canada in dispute resolution. Named one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer 2013. Named in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 as Class Action Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Vancouver. Featured by The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers. Recognized for Commercial Litigation by Who’s Who Legal 2015. Named a litigation star for arbitration, class actions and securities in Canada by Benchmark Canada 2015. Former Director and Chair of Legal Services Society and BC Chair of American College of Trial Lawyers. Appointed QC, 1997.




Legal Services Society, Chair, 2005-2008; Director, 1998-2002 and 2003-2005; Quality Assurance Committee, past Chair; Criminal Tariff Committee, past Chair American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and Provincial Chair of British Columbia 2005-2007


LLB, 1980 University of British Columbia


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Geoffrey Cowper QC - Fasken

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Fasken’s litigation practice has a presence in all of Canada’s four key markets but it is particularly prominent in Toronto and British Columbia, where it fields one of the most experienced benches in the province. The firm’s is a top choice for resources-related litigation, an also has expertise in financial services, technology and public law litigation. The national group is led from Vancouver by Geoffrey Cowper QC, whose practice spans commercial law, public law and human rights. Other key names in Vancouver are Mark Andrews QC, who has acted as counsel in over 200 published judgments of the BC and Federal Courts, and corporate and commercial litigator Tracey Cohen QC. Other key figures include Toronto-based Sarah Armstrong, who serves as firm-wide arbitration chair, Marc-André Fabien Ad E in Montreal, and Robert Maxwell in Calgary.

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