Peter Brown *

Partner, Business Law

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Practice Areas


  • Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University (1994)
  • LLB, University of British Columbia (1997)

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia (1998)

* Practicing through a Personal Law Corporation.

  • Peter Brown is a regulatory and business law solicitor. He provides advice on a wide range of transactional and day-to-day business activities for commercial clients and financial institutions. Peter often acts in the role of General Corporate Counsel for his clients, advising on a comprehensive range of issues to help them succeed in accomplishing their business and organizational goals.

    In particular, Peter has extensive experience in working with credit unions, including providing advice on the following:

    • mergers
    • banking systems
    • credit card suppliers
    • securitizations and financings
    • employment
    • privacy compliance
    • corporate governance
    • purchase and sale of insurance and financial planning agencies
    • mortgage broker regulation
    • general regulatory compliance

    Peter is a Partner at EKB and has been with the firm since 1996, when he first started as an articled student at EKB. He acted as managing partner of the firm between 2013 and 2016.

    • Has acted for over half of the credit unions in the B.C. credit union system and acts as General Corporate Counsel for a number of credit unions, including Stabilization Central Credit Union of British Columbia
    • Provides ongoing advice to several credit union service organizations (CUSOs)
    • Lead counsel on numerous credit union mergers
    • Borrower’s counsel on the negotiation and completion of a US$100 million foreign bank deposit transaction for a credit union
    • Assisted with the negotiation of multiple banking system contracts with Canadian and U.S. banking system suppliers

    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for work in Corporate Law since 2021

    • Peter has acted as a guest lecturer for the Professional Legal Training Course, the bar admission course of the Law Society of British Columbia.

    • Chair of the Membership Commitee and a Director of Globalaw Limited, an international legal network of 115 member law firms and over 4,500 lawyers worldwide
    • Serves on the Board of Directors of an independent private school in Surrey, British Columbia