Bennett Jones LLP

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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

Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies and Reaffirms Dynex: Gross Overriding Royalties and Interests in Land

In a decision of critical interest to the holders of overriding royalties in the mining and oil and gas sectors, the Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified the test used to determine when a royalty interest constitutes an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Bill 12: Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act

On April 16, 2018, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 12: Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act (Bill 12 or the Act). Bill 12 proposes to give the Alberta Minister of Energy (Minister) sweeping powers to control the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

3 Business Cases to Follow in the Supreme Court's Spring Term

The Supreme Court of Canada’s spring term begins on April 16, 2018. Chief Justice Wagner has already put his stamp on the Court, announcing in February that it would begin releasing “plain language” summaries alongside its…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Securities Regulators Anticipate Greater Requirements on Climate Change Disclosure

On April 5, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-354 Report on Climate change-related Disclosure Project, which reports the findings of their project to review disclosure by reporting…more
 /  Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

US $2.6-Billion Fraud Judgment Awarded Against Former Sino-Forest CEO

On March 14, 2018, the Honourable Justice Penny of the Ontario Superior Court (Commercial List Division) released a decision granting a US$2.6-billion judgment to the SFC Litigation Trust for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

The Alberta Court of Appeal Clarifies the Test for Summary Judgment in Alberta

The Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) may have lowered the standard of proof for summary judgement. This could help shorten the process to judgment for clients pursuing claims as well as assist clients bring unmeritorious claims to…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Upcoming Policy Projects Aimed at Reducing Regulatory Burden on Canadian Public Companies

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced on March 27, 2018, the initiation of six policy projects aimed at reducing regulatory burdens for non-investment fund reporting issuers. The announcement comes after…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Lax Kw’alaams Legal Challenge to the Federal Oil Tanker Moratorium on Canada’s West Coast

On March 22, 2018, the Lax Kw’alaams Indian Band and the Nine Tribes of the Lax Kw’alaams (Lax Kw’alaams) filed a legal challenge against Canada and British Columbia based on Canada’s action to impose an oil tanker moratorium…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Transportation

Mandatory Breach Notification Across Canada

By Order in Council 2018-0369 on March 26, 2018, mandatory breach notification under the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), comes in force November 1, 2018, for all entities subject to…more
 /  Privacy

Securities Commissions Provide Guidance on New Canadian Takeover Rules in Hostile Cannabis Bid

For close to three months, M&A lawyers and other capital markets participants had been anxiously awaiting the release of written reasons from the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) and the Financial and Consumer Affairs…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Changes to Limitation Periods on Sexual and Domestic Violence Cases

In the growing wake of the #MeToo movement, the Alberta government, consistent with other jurisdictions in Canada, has removed the traditional two-year limitation period applicable to sexual or domestic violence cases…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Increased Scrutiny of Worker Misclassification in Ontario

In November 2017, Ontario’s Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. While many changes to Ontario’s employment laws have already come into effect, others are just around the corner…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Updates to Energy Diversification Act Investment Programs

This week, the Alberta government announced additional details with respect to three primary investment programs pursuant to the proposed Energy Diversification Act…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking

Fair Trading Act Becomes the Consumer Protection Act and Other Key Amendments

Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act passed First Reading on November 29, 2017, in the Alberta Legislature and received Royal Assent very quickly thereafter on December 15, 2017. Bill 31 amends the Fair…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Status of Measures Targeting Private Corporations Following the 2018 Federal Budget

The Federal Budget, released February 27, 2018, has clarified federal plans to change the tax treatment of private corporations and represents a substantial retreat from proposals announced in July 2017. In July 2017, the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation
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