Peter A Allard School of Law

Maziar Peihani

Assistant Professor, Lawson Lundell UBC Professor in Business Law


Dr. Maziar Peihani is appointed to the Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship of Business Law. His teaching and research focus is on financial and business law, with his current areas of research including banking regulation, resolution of cross-border bank failures, sovereign debt restructuring, and disclosure and governance of climate-related financial risks. Professor Peihani ‘s research has appeared in the Harvard International Law Journal and the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. He received his PhD in law from UBC where his doctoral thesis examined the legitimacy and efficacy of the global governance regime of international banking.

Professor Peihani was a Senior Fellow at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. He previously worked as the lead in-house expert on international financial law at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canadian think tank focused on issues of global governance, law and regulation. In 2018, he served as a member of the Task Force on “an International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development”, an advisory to the G20 Argentine Presidency.

Professor Peihani has won the British Columbia Law Foundation Scholarship and the David Vaughan QC Memorial Scholarship in Corporate Law.


  • Securities Regulation
  • International Finance – Law, Governance and Regulation
  • Business Organizations


Recent Publications:

“Regulation of Cyber Risk in the Banking System: A Canadian Case Study” 8:2 (2022) Journal of Financial Regulation (forthcoming), available at

“From (no) Bailouts To Bail-In: A Comparative Assessment of Canada’s Bank Recapitalization Regime” 17:1 (2022) Capital Markets Law Journal, 120–145, available at

“Pension Fiduciaries and Climate Change: A Canadian Perspective” (2020) 46:1 Queen's Law Journal, available at

“Bringing Rule of Law and Fairness to the Dysfunctional World of Sovereign Debt: A Role for Canada?”, 56:2 (2020) Osgoode Hall Law Journal (with Mark Jewett), available at

“Regulating Systemic Risk: A Comparative Perspective” in Douglas W. Arner et al, ds, Systemic Risk in the Financial Sector: Ten Years After the Great Crash (CIGI Press, 2019) (with Anita Annand), available at

“From Kadi to Bank Mellat: Iran Sanctions and the Revival of the Due Process Dilemma” 58 (2017) Harvard International Law Journal Online.

“Financial Regulation and Disruptive Technologies: The Case of Cloud Computing in Singapore” (2017) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies.

“Crisis Management and Orderly Resolution of Banks in Canada and Internationally: A Perspective on Reforms and Challenges” (2016) Annual Review of Insolvency Law.

“Universal Investors and Socially Responsible Finance: A Critique of a Premature Theory” (2015) 30:3 Banking and Finance Law Review (with Benjamin Richardson).

“The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: A Post-crisis Assessment of Governance and Accountability” (2015) 21:2 Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.

See more publications at the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database

Maziar Website

Research Interests

  • Banking and finance law
  • Business, corporate and commercial law
  • International law

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