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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt houses a high-level commercial and energy industry disputes practice, rated for its strong bench of experienced litigators. The Calgary group has a solid track record in high-stakes breach of contract litigation, as well as experience in a range of other areas including class proceedings, securities litigation and shareholder disputes. The group has also represented clients in litigation relating to constitutional and administrative law. The team leverages the firm's strong national platform to provide high-quality advice on multi-jurisdictional files. Clients also benefit from the firm's complementary practices in regulatory and appellate litigation.

Strengths

One source said: "The team is great: very knowledgeable, very experienced, highly responsive, has a good turnaround time and is very good at tailoring the work to what we need."

Work highlights

An Osler team led by Colin Feasby represented PwC in its request to the Court of Appeal for service costs, following its role in the bankruptcy and sale of Sequoia Resources.

Notable practitioners

Maureen Killoran QC is recognised for her handling of major litigation files in the energy and natural resources sector. Her experience includes representing both public bodies and private clients in constitutional challenges, appellate proceedings and judicial reviews, alongside her commercial dispute resolution practice. She splits her time between the firm's Calgary and Vancouver offices.
"Maureen Killoran is very good at the overarching strategy and understanding our company's needs."

Calgary-based Melanie Gaston is increasingly esteemed in the Alberta litigation market for her strength in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. She has experience
"Melanie Gaston is brilliant, practical and highly responsive to client needs."

Thomas Gelbman operates a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice out of the firm's Calgary office, with experience in contested M&A and other corporate dispute files.
"Thomas Gelbman is incredibly responsive. He finds solutions and combines his practical advice with great business sense." "We have confidence in him to navigate us through the challenges of litigation, ensuring we are focusing on the right things and giving us the best advice."

Skilled corporate litigator Tristram Mallett is noted for his expertise with contentious securities and M&A mandates. He has also represented clients in product liability, privacy and contractual lawsuits, covering both single-plaintiff and class proceedings.

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Overview

With active matters in all western provinces, Osler’s litigation group has strong expertise and a proven track record in Western Canada. The Western Canada Litigation Practice includes (i) Disputes / Litigation, (ii) Regulatory / Environmental / Aboriginal / Land (“REAL”) Litigation and (iii) Tax Litigation. Osler prides itself on its “one-firm” approach and its teamwork – within Western Canada, nationally, and among practice areas. Osler’s litigation team focuses on business-critical litigation and, in so doing, has become a recognized leader in corporate commercial, securities, governance, class action, energy, construction, tax, administrative, major projects, natural resources and renewable energy, indigenous, constitutional, and environmental law litigation.

Litigation: General Commercial

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Location

TransCanada Tower, Suite 2500

450-1st Street SW

Calgary

Alberta

Canada

AB T2P 5H1

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Alberta

Litigation: General Commercial


Maureen Killoran QC
Band 2
Melanie Gaston
Band 4
Thomas Gelbman
Up and Coming
Tristram Mallett
Band 3