Title: Commercial law


Lisa A. Peters



Lisa Peters

Firm: Lawson Lundell LLP
Address:Suite 1600 Cathedral Place
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L2
Phone:(604) 631-9207
Fax:+1 604 669 1620
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Lisa is the head of the firm’s research and opinions department. She prepares opinions, pleadings, factums and briefs on a broad range of legal topics. A large number of the opinions and other legal writing she has produced are in relation to what she calls the “5 C’s”: conflicts of laws; constitutional law; contract law; construction of statutes (statutory interpretation); and Crown law.

Lisa provides advice to clients faced with potential litigation and works with the firm’s litigation lawyers, providing academic and strategic support for clients already engaged in the adversarial process. She supports the firm’s corporate and commercial and real estate groups by providing legislative and jurisprudential due diligence in relation to large transactions.

In addition, Lisa carries out legislative drafting and legislative analysis for both government and organizations making submissions to government. She frequently advises clients on legislative interpretation and compliance.

Prior to focusing her practice on research and legal opinions, Lisa practiced for over a decade as a commercial and criminal litigator and has appeared at all levels of Court in Canada. Lisa still appears as counsel in appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lisa was presented with the President's Citation Award in recognition of her extensive work in legislation and law reform on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (July 2013).


Languages: English, French


Areas of Practice


Main Focus: Research and Opinions

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Research and Opinions


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

* Prepared draft legislation for association of professionals for submission to government
* Drafted factums for proceedings in provincial Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada on a wide array of commercial and constitutional litigation issues, including private international law, contract law and Charter issues
* Accepted as an expert in B.C. statute law by the New Zealand Court of Appeal in Marsman, Bleidistel and THK Trustees Limited v. Nijkrake, 2009 NZCA 30
* Provided statutory due diligence on large commercial transactions
* Represented Teck Cominco at the Supreme Court of Canada
* Represented NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services Society in a constitutional case in the Supreme Court of Canada


A Framework Emerges - Recent developments in the Law of Intentional Economic Torts (May 23, 2013), Co-author

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (November 20, 2012), Author

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (September 21, 2011), Author

"Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Disclosure Standard in Relation to Real Estate Developments in British Columbia" (May 13, 2011), Author


"Latest Legislative Developments and Case Law Updates", Major Business Agreements Conference, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (September 26-27, 2013), Speaker

"Managing the Client/Counsel Relationship in Business Transactions", Major Business Agreements Conference, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (October 15-16, 2012), Speaker

Legal Research 2012, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (April 20, 2012), Course Chair

"Legislative Developments and Case Law Update - Latest Important Trends", 5th Edition Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (September 20-21, 2011), Speaker

"Pre-negotiation Strategies and Issues Ethical, Business and Legal Considerations", 4th Edition Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (September 27-28, 2010), Speaker

Bar Admission

British Columbia (1989)
Northwest Territories (2009)
Yukon (2010)



University of British Columbia (B.A., 1984)
University of Sherbrooke (Certificate in Civil Law/Comparative Law, 1986)
University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1987)