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Peter Banks

Peter D. Banks

Associé

Calgary
PBanks@blg.com
403.232.9781

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Peter represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters in court and in arbitration. He practises commercial and construction litigation and acts on behalf of owners, contractors and subcontractors in disputes arising from large-scale construction and engineering projects. These cases include significant claims involving breach of contract, deficiency claims, delay claims, liquidated damages claims, warranty and tendering issues.

He has also acted in significant cases involving:

  • commercial disputes
  • constitutional issues
  • shareholder disputes
  • injunctions
  • publication bans

Peter has appeared before the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

He clerked for the Honourable John C. Major C.C., Q.C. at the Supreme Court of Canada and has since appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court on three significant cases, including one of the leading law of tendering cases in Canada.

Professional Involvement

  • Secrétaire, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, 2018-2019
  • Fellow, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, depuis 2014
  • 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 2022 edition (and since 2021) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation) and in the 2022 edition (Construction Law)
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Canada as a Future Star.
  • 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