Bhura, Salman

  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 +1 604 895 2801
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Salman Bhura is a partner at Harper Grey LLP with a practice focused on complex business and real estate disputes. He also practices in the area of insolvency and restructuring and regularly acts for chartered banks and trust companies. He is chair of the firm’s Insolvency & Restructuring and Real Estate Law practice groups. His clients range from individuals and small businesses to multinational corporations and large financial institutions. His focus is both on advising clients on risk management strategies and on negotiation of effective resolution to business disputes. He frequently represents clients involved in cross-border commercial disputes. He has represented clients in many mediations and has appeared before all levels of courts in British Columbia.


University of Alberta, LL.B., 1996

University of Alberta, B.A. (Hons.), 1993

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, 2001

Alberta, 1997


Best Lawyers® in Canada - recognized as “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2017-2019

Benchmark Canada  - recognized as a “Local Litigation Star" in British Columbia in the area of Insolvency, 2015-2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory - Rated "Repeatedly Recommended Leading Practitioner" in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions and in the area of Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2016-2018

Client Work

Commercial Litigation

Representing companies, directors and shareholders in business disputes

Acting for TSX-V listed company in a cross-border jurisdictional disputes before the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Represented a publicly traded company in an intellectual property dispute over rights to a trade name

Acts for commercial landlords and tenants in lease default actions

Representing directors and officers relating to claims brought against corporations

Represented a telecommunications company in the enforcement of Letters Rogatory Order in British Columbia of underlying claims exceeding $300 million

Acted for a minority shareholder in oppression proceedings involving real estate holdings in the agricultural industry

Represented directors in claims of breach of contract and breach of trust

Enforcement of foreign judgments

Real Estate

Advises clients including investors, banks, and trust companies concerning risk management in relation to purchase and sale of commercial property and with their real estate portfolios

Provides litigation and alternate dispute resolution services in relation to complex real estate disputes involving commercial real estate owners, REITs and investors including the following:

    • contractual disputes involving land claims, property ownership and title disputes
    • commercial real estate contract disputes
    • commercial mortgage disputes
    • disputes involving large real estate developments and multi-family buildings
    • corporate litigation involving real estate holdings
    • purchase and sale disputes
    • floor space ratio (FSR) disputes, and
    • disputes involving Agricultural Land Reserve
    • financing and leasing disputes relating to commercial real estate

Insolvency & Restructuring

Represents banks, trust companies and other financial institutions in financial restructuring and security enforcement proceedings

Advises clients on creditor priority disputes in receivership matters including inter-jurisdictional matters

Advises clients on issues relating to distressed property sales

Represented a financial institution in a series of claims including allegations of negligence, an order for rescission, tort of deceit, allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty

Acted for a liquidating trust in a cross-border matter related to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the U.S.

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