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Geoffrey  Cowper

Geoffrey Cowper, QC *

Partner Fasken
… every complex case presents a variety of opportunities and risks. Most of what you need to know about them can be learned at the beginning of the dispute and used to develop the best strategy for the particular case. Coming up with the best approach and seeing it work is exciting, rewarding and great fun.
Jurisdiction Yukon, 1987 | British Columbia, 1982
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Denotes a Professional Law Corporation.

Geoff Cowper, QC is a leading general litigator and a leader of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. Geoff has served as counsel in leading private and public cases in Canada and internationally. These have included leading decisions with national and international dimensions respecting commercial law, public law and human rights.

Geoff has served the community in leadership roles in law reform, legal aid, housing services to the homeless, and international economic development and conservation.


  • Recognized in International Arbitration and Appellate Practice in Vancouver, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 to 2021
  • Recognized in Corporate Commercial Litigation, Adminstrative and Public Law, Class Action Litigation, Securities Law, Legal Malpractice Law, Director and Officer Liability Practice and Bet-the-Company Litigation in Vancouver, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006 to 2021
  • Recognized nationwide as top tier (Band 1) in Litigation: General Commercial in British Columbia, Chambers Canada 2017 to 2021
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  • LLB University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • StreetoHome Foundation, Director, 2008-present
  • Legal Services Society, Director & Chair, 1998-2002 & 2003-2008
  • Counsel for the Hall Commission on First Nations policy (1987), the Matkin Commission on Securities Regulation (1994), and the Davies Commission on First Nations and policing (2010)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • BC Justice Reform Initiative, Chair 2012-2015
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and Provincial Chair of British Columbia 2005-2007
Advanced Trial Advocacy - Thematic Organization of a Case Introductory Course on Advocacy, UBC Law School location location Vancouver
Access to Justice Panel Discussion and CBABC Advocacy Provincial Council of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association location location Vancouver
Constitutional Law and Health Care in Canada Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia location location Vancouver


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