Peter Rubin > Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP > Vancouver, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Work Department

Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Restructuring & Insolvency


Peter practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency and complex commercial litigation matters. His R&I practice involves advising debtor companies, lender syndicates, secured and unsecured creditors, purchasers of distressed assets, debtor-in-possession lenders, and other parties affected by business insolvency issues. He has acted as independent counsel for monitors in reorganization cases, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy. Peter’s commercial litigation practice focuses on contractual disputes, tax appeals, tort claims, shareholder and securities litigation, equitable remedies, including fiduciary duties and creditors’ rights.

Peter has co-authored Continuing Legal Education (CLE) papers, frequently appears as a lecturer at insolvency conferences, and is a contributing author to a comprehensive text on government liability. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the Law Society’s professional legal training course.


Peter’s practice is national in scope. His commercial litigation practice has involved appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Tax Court of Canada, and numerous administrative tribunals, arbitrators and mediators. Separately, he has acted as debtor counsel, counsel to secured creditors and court officer’s counsel in many of Canada’s largest insolvency files. In addition to appearing on insolvency matters in all levels of Court in British Columbia, Peter frequently appears in Ontario and Alberta on restructuring matters.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Dispute resolution: British Columbia

(Leading Individuals)

Peter RubinBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP‘s British Columbia practice is known for its expertise in complex commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation and securities litigation, as well as class actions and arbitration. The practice is co-led by Sean Boyle, who is known above all for his defence of individuals and corporations in securities regulatory hearings, corporate disputes and class actions. Alongside him, Joseph McArthur KC, who was appointed Kings Counsel in May 2023, has capabilities in domestic and international arbitration and cross-border litigation. Additional key partners include Roy Millen, who specializes in matters involving public and administrative law; cross-border disputes specialist Alexandra Luchenko; Peter Rubin, who brings experience to contractual disputes, tax appeals, tort claim and securities litigation; and Laura Cundari, who is active on food, agribusiness, energy, mining, construction and cannabis disputes.

Canada > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Peter RubinBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

The department at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP assists both debtors and lenders with restructuring and insolvency matters, and has particular sectoral expertise in mining, real estate, energy, cannabis and retail. Pamela Huff heads up the national group from Toronto and is knowledgeable in all aspects of insolvency. In Vancouver, Peter Rubin co-leads and majors on supporting debtor companies, lending syndicates and secured and unsecured creditors with insolvency mandates. Calgary head Kelly Bourassa leads significant restructuring mandates, both domestic and cross-border, and has particular expertise in the energy segment. In Montreal, Bernard Boucher is charged with managing the practice and has experience appearing before the Superior Court, the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Toronto-based partners Linc Rogers and Chris Burr, as well as associate Caitlin McIntyre, are additional key contacts.