Peter Banks

Peter D. Banks


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Peter practices commercial and construction litigation and acts on behalf of owners, contractors and subcontractors in disputes arising from large scale construction and engineering projects. These include significant cases involving claims of breach of contract, deficiencies, delay claims, liquidated damages, warranty and tendering issues.

Peter has significant arbitration experience and has acted in both international and domestic arbitrations. He has also appeared before the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He clerked for Mr. Justice Major at the Supreme Court of Canada, and has since appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court on four cases, including one of the leading cases in Canada on the law of tendering.

In addition to construction cases, Peter also has experience in large cases involving contract disputes, constitutional issues, shareholder disputes, and injunctions.

Peter is actively involved in the legal community, and is serving this year as the Chair of The Advocates' Society's Construction Practice Group and the Chair of the CBA Civil Litigation (South Section).

He graduated from the University of Alberta as the gold medallist and the University of Oxford

Peter fournit des services juridiques par l’intermédiaire d’une société professionnelle.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Secrétaire, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, 2018-2019
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Fellow, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, depuis 2014
  • Member, Society of Construction Law North America
  • Membre, Association du Barreau canadien, section Droit de la construction
  • Associé directeur régional et membre, Comité de gestion national de BLG, 2006-2017
  • Associé directeur régional et président, Comité de gestion régional (bureau de Montréal), 2006-2017

Community Involvement

  • Président et président du conseil d’administration, The Pillars Trust Fund Inc., depuis 2013
  • Membre du conseil d’administration, 21CCC, 2015-2018

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2021) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation) and since 2022 (Construction Law) and in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Appellate Practice).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Construction Law) and in the 2024 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Commercial Arbitration).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2021) of Benchmark Canada as a Future Star.
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert® Special Edition: Infrastructure.
  • Recognized as a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch” by the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.
  • Recognized as one of Lexpert’s® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Admission au Barreau et formation

  • Saskatchewan, 2016
  • Alberta, 2003
  • Certificat, University of Oxford, 2004
  • Certificat Leadership in Law Firms, Université de l'Alberta, 2002
  • LL. B., Université de l'Alberta, 1997