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Rose LLP

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Managing Partner: D. Brian Foster
Number of partners: 10 Number of lawyers: 18
Languages: English, French

Firm Overview:
Formed in 2013 by some of Calgary’s top commercial litigators and energy/construction lawyers, Rose LLP is internationally known for its 'cradle to grave' representation of significant players, including multinational energy and engineering companies developing multi-billion dollar projects in Alberta’s oil sands. The Founding Partners of Rose LLP were counsel in three successful National Securities Regulator reference cases on behalf of the Attorney General of Alberta. Rose LLP lawyers litigate and arbitrate a broad range of Canadian business disputes for domestic and international clients, including complex corporate and securities, banking, real estate, insurance, class action, product liability, professional liability, professional disciplinary and regulatory/administrative matters. Among Rose’s attorneys are six Queen’s Counsel, two Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and two members (one Governor) of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, as well as a former district Chair of IIROC (securities industry) disciplinary hearings. The firm has extensive experience litigating at all levels of Canadian courts, including various Courts of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada (trial and appellate levels) and the Supreme Court of Canada. The firm also acts on elite fraud, corruption and asset recovery cases on behalf of global financial institutions, other civil fraud victims and court-appointed trustees and receivers. The firm is one of three Canadian members of the International Chamber of Commerce’s FraudNet, the world’s leading asset recovery legal network, and former Rose Managing Partner Matthew Lindsay, QC is a former Executive Director of FraudNet. Former partner, Jane Sidnell, QC, was also recently appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench. 

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation & Arbitration:
Rose LLP was formed by eight 'Big Law' litigation partners with a view to providing the highest calibre of legal representation, but outside the conflicts of interest inherent in a full-service law firm. They have been successful in prosecuting and defending claims for significant players in the oil and gas, construction, electricity, financial services and manufacturing industries across Canada, including leading representations in the Supreme Court of Canada’s Securities Regulator references, multiple billion-dollar disputes arising from oil and gas facilities transactions and pipeline development, major loss casualty insurance claims and precedent-setting litigation involving rights of first refusal and oil and gas leases, and mining development in the Canadian Arctic.
Contact: Brian Foster, QC
Tel: 403 776 0510
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Construction:
Located in Calgary, Canada’s energy capital, the firm’s busy construction practice led by partners Lowell Westersund, QC, Robert Simpson, QC, Phil Scheibel, Andrew Wilkinson and Peter Vetsch offers integrated project counsel from inception to claims resolution. This includes the front-end structuring, drafting, negotiation, implementation and administration of construction contracts, as well as related construction performance litigation on behalf of some of the largest international engineering firms and energy companies undertaking extraction, processing and transportation projects in the Alberta oil sands, Western Canada’s most globally significant energy resource. These projects — one in the $10 billion range — have included open pit mines, upgraders, pipelines, steam-assisted gravity drainage facilities, primary and secondary processing facilities, roads, aerodromes and worker camps, as well as the development of coastal LNG export facilities. The firm’s mediation and litigation of largedollar, high-stakes disputes arising from construction performance have included contract interpretation issues, liens, bonds, productivity, delay, extra work and cost over-run claims.
Contact: Phil Scheibel
Tel: 403 776 0506
Email: [email protected]

International Corruption, Fraud & Asset Recovery:
Led by Matthew R Lindsay QC, Rose’s niche practice in this area allows it to unravel complex and secretive multi-jurisdictional financial frauds and to locate, freeze and recover misappropriated assets, both through the skills of the firm’s attorneys and their seamless teamwork with FraudNet’s global, multi-jurisdictional experts. Rose lawyers have counselled a Canadian insurer in Trinidad proceedings alleging procurement fraud in airport construction, and served as trial counsel to a public resource company in a year-long trial and related appeals involving rights of first refusal and commercial fraud. They have obtained, defended and administered preservation orders over $100 million of Alberta commercial properties for an interim receiver in a worldwide, multi-jurisdictional asset recovery plan. Other international recovery work has included counseling Canadian financial institutions and energy industry clients on multi-jurisdictional fraud asset recovery plans, bills of exchange disputes, UCP 600 disputes, defense of knowing assistance claims, and Internet and website fraud cases.
Contact: Matthew R Lindsay QC
Tel: 403 776 0525
Email: [email protected]