John F. Grieve, Q.C.


550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900
Vancouver, BC V6C 0A3


John Grieve was the leader of the firm's Global Insolvency and Restructuring Group from 2007 to 2017. His practice is focused on complex commercial reorganizations. His insolvency and restructuring expertise has been recognized in Chambers Global, Euromoney, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Lexpert, Benchmark and Martindale Hubbell.

John has acted as counsel for the Debtor in the reorganizations of Tervita Corporation, Bear Mountain, Adanac Molybdenum, 360 networks, St. Eugene's Mission and Napier Environmental Technologies. He has also acted as counsel for a major creditor in Bear Mountain, Coremark International Inc, Three Sisters Mountain Village, Copper Point Resort, Canada 3000, Xillix Technologies Corp, Bricore Land Group, Brussels Chocolates and Glas-Aire Industries and counsel for the Receiver or Monitor in Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Sterling Shoes, Pope & Talbot Ltd (CCAA and Receivership), K2 Developments (Receivership), Ascalade Communications Ltd (CCAA), Mariposa Stores (CCAA), United Used Auto (CCAA and Receivership) and Eron Mortgage Corporation (Judicial Trusteeship). John has recently been acting as representative counsel for some 3700 investors in CCAA of League Investments. John acted for the Stern Partners in their purchase of Bootleggers, Ricki's and Cleos in the Comark Services CCAA. Many of John's assignments include publicly-traded corporations. Accordingly, he has developed both an interest and an expertise in capital restructuring in the context of insolvency as well as utilization of tax losses.

John's catalogue of clients includes: Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto Dominion Bank, HSBC Bank Canada, VanCity Savings, Century Services Ltd, Tallin Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc, KPMG Inc, Deloitte, Ernst & Young Inc, Alvarez Marsal, FTI Consulting and Stern Partners.


  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 1984

Year of Call

British Columbia