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4500 Bankers Hall East
855 2nd Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K7, Canada
Contact: Michael Hrytsak, Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 403.298.3100
Fax: 403.265.7219
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • China
  • Qatar
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

AER Announces Increased Scrutiny and New Requirements for Licensees

On December 6, 2017, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announced the release of a new edition of Directive 067: Eligibility Requirements for Acquiring and Holding Energy Licences and Approvals (the updated Directive 067). The…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Australian Securities Exchange Selects Distributed Ledger Technology to Replace CHESS

Amidst the frenzy surrounding the rapid appreciation of cryptocurrency values it is easy to forget that the technology underlying crypto—blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) —may ultimately be the real story. The…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Navigating the Way Forward at GVBOT Energy Forum

Across British Columbia and around the world, a new relationship is developing between the low-carbon economy, carbon-based fuel, and communities. Governments in British Columbia and Canada have responded with legislation…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Electrical Infrastructure Standards Updated to Meet Cybersecurity Threat

A quote famously attributed to then FBI Director, Robert Mueller, in March 2012 advised that: “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.”…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Court Refuses to Certify Canadian Price-Fixing Case

For many years, it was next to impossible to certify a price-fixing class action in Canada. Today, certification is so common that refusals to certify are the rare exception. Ewart v Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, 2017 BCSC 2357…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Investigating Sexual Assault in the Workplace—A Cautionary Tale

Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a top legal risk for employers, especially in the context of the #metoo movement. Employers have a duty to investigate and promptly deal with allegations of harassment in the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

What Canadian Companies Need to Know About Effective Compliance with Canadian, U.S. and Global Anti-Corruption Laws

Issue-Spotting and Compliance Best Practices - An understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) provides a framework to consider how, when and why these laws…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Staying the Course: Courts Will Not Hear Stayed Actions

In Ayoungman v Ayoungman, 2017 ABCA 333, the Court of Appeal of Alberta considered a dismissed application of the appellant, who claimed that the chambers judge did not give him a fair chance to argue his position…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Looking Forward: Canadian Class Actions in 2018

The past year saw another flurry of Canadian class action activity. Courts across the country rendered significant decisions that should give companies doing business in Canada cause for both concern and optimism. While the risk…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Lowered Threshold for Emissions Reporting for Alberta Facilities

Effective January 1, 2018, all facilities emitting 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year or more in Alberta are required to submit annual reports on their emissions to the Alberta government…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Tough NAFTA Negotiations Continue

In October, at the fourth round of the NAFTA renegotiations in Washington, several U.S. proposals caused major problems for both Canada and Mexico—and many interested parties in the United States... Originally published on…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Alberta Replaces Specified Gas Emitters Regulation with Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation

On December 18, 2017, the Alberta government released the long awaited Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation (CCIR), which came into force January 1, 2018. The CCIR replaces the existing Specified Gas Emitters Regulation…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Raising the Bottom Line: Bill 148 Changes to Employee Compensation in Ontario

On November 28, 2017, Ontario’s Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. Major changes are now on the horizon for all provincially-regulated workplaces in Ontario…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

B.C. Bans Corporate and Union Donations in Provincial and Municipal Election Campaigns

On November 30, 2017, amendments to the Election Act (EA), and the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA), came into force, which prohibit unions and corporations from contributing to provincial and municipal elections,…more
 /  Elections & Politics

VDP Overhaul Coming Sooner Than You Thought

Earlier this month, we reported that a senior representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) had announced that it was "highly likely" that the incoming changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) would be delayed…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation
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