Taymaz practices in the areas of commercial, construction, and regulatory dispute resolution. He also counsels clients in non-contentious matters relating to regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and privacy.

Taymaz is always focused on obtaining practical solutions for his clients, and he strives to bring to bear strategic foresight, judicial courage, and perseverance in advancing and protecting the interests of his clients.

Education and Bar Admission

  • B.A. (Hon.), Simon Fraser University, 2005
  • M.A., Simon Fraser University, 2007
  • LL.B. (Hon.), University of Leeds, 2009
  • Called to the Bar: British Columbia, 2012

Professional Experience

Taymaz has represented clients in all levels of court in British Columbia and before various administrative tribunals. He has experience in disputes involving regulatory and licensing matters, engineering and construction, real estate, financial services, corporate governance, joint ventures, partnerships, professional negligence, interference with contractual relations, conspiracy, civil fraud, and defamation. He has been counsel on several applications for injunctions and other emergency relief, including in a novel case concerning the application of section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (2015 BCSC 2453)(2015 BCSC 2151).

As pro bono counsel, Taymaz succeeded in striking out the debt claim of a major Canadian bank with costs awarded to his client. He also represented an elderly client in a strata property dispute which was settled while the matter was in the Court of Appeal.

Professional Activities

  • Member, European Corporate Governance Institute (since 2011)
  • Member, Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia (since 2012)

Personal

Away from work, Taymaz enjoys filmmaking, snowboarding, and spending time with his family and friends.