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John F.  Grieve

John F. Grieve, QC *

Counsel Fasken
Time will tell where this energy market takes us, but there is cautious optimism that profitability will slowly return and a more mature and sensible market will emerge.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1985
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation

John Grieve, QC is an internationally-recognized insolvency and restructuring lawyer, with a focus on advising major companies on complex commercial reorganizations. As the immediate past Chair of the Firm’s Global Insolvency and Restructuring group, (from 2007 to 2017), John has a wealth of experience in regional, national and international insolvencies and restructuring.

With his tremendous expertise acting as counsel for the debtor in reorganizations, John has a diverse range of major corporations as clients such as Tervita Corporation, Bear Mountain, Pope and Talbot, Adanac Molybdenum, 360 networks, St. Eugene's Mission, and Napier Environmental Technologies.

He also acts as counsel for a major creditor and as counsel for the receiver or monitor in numerous cases. John has recently been acting as representative counsel for some 3700 investors in CCAA of League Investments and acted for 2000 investors in the Avia West CCAA.

Publicly-traded corporations also seek out John for his expertise in capital restructuring in insolvency and utilization of tax losses.

Chambers Global, Euromoney, Who’s Who Legal, Lexpert, Benchmark and Martindale Hubbell all recognize John for his insolvency and restructuring expertise and John has twice been awarded the British Columbia Insolvency and Restructuring Counsel of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada.

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  • LLB University of British Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member and Lecturer, Insolvency Institute of Canada (2000)
  • Banking, Environmental and Insolvency Sections, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Insol International
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Lecturer, Insolvency-related Continuing Legal Education Seminars and at the Professional Legal Training Course
  • Lecturer, Asia Pacific Institute
  • Lecturer, Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
  • Lecturer, The University of British Columbia Seminar, "Advanced Topics in Corporate Law"
  • Lecturer, Simon Fraser University, "Financing Growth and Business Development"
  • Speaker, Superintendent of Bankruptcy's Programme on The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
Article To Serve and Protect - the Court’s Role in Contested Taxations of Court Officers Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, 2013


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