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Geoffrey Cowper, Partner

Geoffrey Cowper, KC *

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
*Law Corporation


Geoff Cowper, KC is a leading general litigator. 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 as Lawyers of the Year in Class Action Litigation in Vancouver, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024
  • Recognized in International Arbitration and Appellate Practice in Vancouver, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 to 2024
  • Recognized in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Administrative 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 2024

Client Work

  • Helgason v. Rondeau,
  • Site C Litigation,
  • FortisBC and City of Coquitlam dispute over pipeline abandonment,
  • FortisBC in an inquiry before the BC Utilities Commission, Ongoing since January 2021
  • FortisBC in a dispute regarding the relocation of gas infrastructure to accommodate a municipal project, Ongoing since January 2021
  • TELUS Communications Inc. v. Wellman, 2019 SCC 19,
  • Assembly of First Nations obtains C$20 billion settlement, largest litigation settlement in Canadian history, Ongoing since March 2019
  • Impala Platinum Holdings Limited and Zimplats Holdings Limited negotiate Indigenisation Implementation Plan with the Government of Zimbabwe,
  • Microsoft responds to major competition class action on behalf of indirect purchasers of PC software from Microsoft,

Career & Education


  • 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


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