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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

New Guidance Provided for Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities

On October 16, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV and together with the TSX, the TMX Group), issued long-sought guidance on disclosure…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

The Alberta Securities Commission’s Credit for Exemplary Cooperation Program

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) announced its new Credit for Exemplary Cooperation in Enforcement Matters Policy (ASC Policy) on October 16, 2017. The ASC Policy sets out the benefits of cooperating with the ASC and the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Alberta Court of Appeal Weighs In on Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

Employers in Alberta are likely to have greater latitude in terms of the evidence they can rely upon to justify a policy of random drug or alcohol testing in the workplace, following the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Union of B.C. Municipalities Push for Campaign Finance and Lobbying Reform

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) held their annual convention between September 25 and September 28, 2017, discussing several policies and reforms, including election and lobbying reform at the municipal…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Rana Plaza Class Action

On July 5, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a 129-page decision in the Rana Plaza class action (Das v George Weston Limited, 2017 ONSC 4129), a proposed class action brought in Ontario on behalf of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Personal Injury

Alberta Releases Proposed Cannabis Framework

On October 4, the government of Alberta released its proposed framework for legalized recreational cannabis. The framework sets out Alberta’s primary policy goals with respect to the implementation of a recreational cannabis…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Standing Committee on Health Amends Cannabis Act to Include Edibles and Concentrates

On October 3, the Standing Committee on Health (HESA) proposed amendments to Bill C-45 (Cannabis Act) which, if approved by the House of Commons, would allow for cannabis edibles and concentrates to be available for sale in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Open Court Principle Means No Secret Proceedings If They Would Directly Affect a Competitor's Rights

Equip: IP Litigation Case of the Week - Courts in Canada are presumed to be open and accessible to the public. Although a party’s commercial interests can be protected, a court will not grant a confidentiality order if doing…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity—It's Not Only About Building Walls

The Importance of Detection Once the Enemy Is Past the Gates - The recently announced data breaches involving Equifax, Deloitte and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission underscore that data breaches are a way of life…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy

Class Action Stays in Saskatchewan—Should Defence Counsel Just Stay Away?

In Spicer v Abbott Laboratories Ltd, 2017 SKQB 271 [Spicer], Justice Barrington-Foote declined to stay a class action even though parallel proceedings brought by the same counsel were dismissed in Québec, British Columbia and…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Plaintiffs Can’t Depose Competition Bureau Investigator in Price-Fixing Class Action

The Supreme Court of Canada held today that civil plaintiffs cannot examine for discovery (aka depose) a Competition Bureau investigator: Canada (Attorney General) v. Thouin, 2017 SCC 46…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure

Priority of Operator's and Possessory Liens and the Need to Register or Prove Your Lien

The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench recently reviewed the law regarding priority of operator’s liens and emphasized the heavy evidentiary burden to be satisfied by a creditor asserting a possessory lien in Cansearch Resources Ltd…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

The Court as a Collection Agency

Security for judgment is an exceptional remedy only granted in exceptional circumstances. The court prefers to leave debt collection under the auspices of the Civil Enforcement Act. Nevertheless, exceptional circumstances do…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Franchise Law

7 Business Cases to Follow in the Supreme Court's Fall Term

The Supreme Court of Canada’s fall term begins on October 2. Scheduled hearings that may interest the business community are described below..…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Worker’s Compensation

Funding Arrangements in Private Litigation Are Private Matters—Not to Be Scrutinized by the Federal Court or the Defendant

Equip: IP Litigation Case of the Week - The cost of litigation can be a non-starter for an intellectual property owner with a strong infringement case. Litigation funding enterprises can help where the cost of litigation…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Intellectual Property
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