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Roy Cotton-O'Brien

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2022 | New York, 2022 | Oregon, 2021 | Alberta, 2018 | Ontario, 2018
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver


Roy specializes in complex commercial disputes, including arbitrations, appeals, and insolvency matters.

He has appeared in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench, and has experience in United States Federal Courts in Texas, New York, Delaware, and California. Prior to joining the firm, Roy practiced at a leading international law firm in New York City and clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Career & Education


  • Master of Laws University of Cambridge
  • JD University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours), Political Science & Philosophy McGill University


Article, Co-Author “The (Ir)Revocable Right of Survivorship” (2020), 40 Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal 43
Article, Co-Author “The Limits of Ledcor: Persisting Problems with the Interpretation of Standard Form Contracts” (2019), 62 Canadian Business Law Journal 35
Book chapters, Co-Author “Not Pleaded Matters” in Claude Marseille and Joe McArthur (eds), The Law of Objections in Canada (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2019)


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