Peter A Allard School of Law

Maziar Peihani

Assistant Professor, Lawson Lundell UBC Professor in Business Law


Maziar Peihani holds the Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship of Business Law. His teaching and research are centered on the intersection of law and the financial system, with a particular focus on banking regulation, financial crises, financial institution restructuring, and sovereign debt markets. Prior to joining UBC in 2019, he was the lead in-house expert on financial law at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canadian think tank specializing in global governance, law, and regulation.

In 2018, Maziar served as a member of the Task Force on “An International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development,” advising the Argentine G20 Presidency. He also played a pivotal role in leading a policy initiative on a model law for sovereign bond restructuring in collaboration with the governments of Ontario and Singapore. His earlier career includes roles as a Senior Fellow at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Banking and Financial Law at the National University of Singapore.

Maziar's research has been published in refereed journals, including the American Business Law Journal, Journal of Financial Regulation, Canadian Bar Review, and Osgoode Hall Law Journal. 

In 2023, he was invited by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to present on the resolution of small and medium-sized deposit-taking institutions at the Interagency Supervisory Research Forum in the United States. In 2021, Maziar delivered the keynote address at the Financial Protection Forum, a gathering of Canadian federal and provincial regulatory authorities.


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


Can GDP-linked Debt Be The Answer To Sovereign Debt Crises?” 19:1 (2024) Capital Markets Law Journal (forthcoming).

The Recovery of Mistaken Payments: Revisiting the Doctrine of Relative Fault” (2023) 101:2 Can Bar Rev 420­–449.

Resolution of Small and Medium Sized Deposit Taking Institutions: Back to Basics?” 60:2 (2023) American Business Law Journal, 419–475.

Regulation of Cyber Risk in the Banking System: A Canadian Case Study” 8:2 (2022) Journal of Financial Regulation, 139–161.

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

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

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).

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).

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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