Maziar Peihani

Assistant Professor
Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship in Business Law 

Tel: 604.822.3856
E-mail: peihani@allard.ubc.ca
Office Location: Allard Hall, room 364B

Profile

Dr. Maziar Peihani is appointed to the Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship of Business Law. His teaching and research focuses 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.

Courses

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

Publications

Maziar Peihani 
“Orderly Resolution of Too-Big-To-Fail Banks: An Elusive Objective for International Law?”
in Janis P. Sarra, ed. in chief, Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2018 
Toronto: Carswell, 2019 

Steven L. Schwarcz & Maziar Peihani
Addressing Excessive Risk Taking in the Financial Sector: A Corporate Governance Approach Policy Brief No. 139 
Waterloo: Centre for International Governance Innovation, September 2018 

Maziar Peihani 
Disclosure of Climate-Related Financial Information: Time for Canada to Act, Policy Brief 119 
Waterloo: Centre for International Governance Innovation, November 2017 

Maziar Peihani 
“From Kadi to Bank Mellat: Iran Sanctions and the Revival of the Due Process Dilemma”
Full text: (2017) 58 Harv Int'l LJ 45-58

Maziar Peihani 
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: A Primer on Governance, History, and Legitimacy - Part I 
Leiden: Brill Research Perspectives, 2016

Maziar Peihani
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: An Assessment of Governance and Legitimacy - Part II 
Leiden: Brill Research Perspectives, 2016

Maziar Peihani
“Crisis Management and Orderly Resolution of Banks in Canada and Internationally: A Perspective on Reforms and Challenges”
in Janis P. Sarra, ed. in chief, Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2015 
Toronto: Carswell, 2016 
pp. 569-615

Maziar Peihani 
“The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: A Post-Crisis Assessment of Governance and Accountability”
Full text: (2015) 21:2 Can Foreign Pol'y J 146-163

Benjamin J. Richardson & Maziar Peihani 
“Universal Investors and Socially Responsible Finance: A Critique of a Premature Theory” 
Full text: (2015) 30:3 B.F.L.R. 405-455

See more publications at the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database