Laura M. Poppel

Laura M. Poppel: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (896 Attorneys)
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

Laura Poppel is an associate in BLG's Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration group in the Calgary office. Laura practices general commercial litigation, with a focus on oil and gas litigation, electricity market prosecutions, and representing financial institutions in banking litigation, including bills of exchange and Ponzi scheme claims. Laura also regularly represents clients involved in contractual and shareholder disputes, and disputes involving director and officer liability.

Laura has extensive experience with regulatory proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission has been lead counsel in several Provincial Court proceedings and Court of Queen's Bench hearings. Laura has also appeared before the Court of Appeal.

Community Involvement

•Volunteer, Provincial Court of Alberta - Civil Claims Duty Counsel
•Volunteer, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench - Amicus Project
•Volunteer, Children’s legal & Educational Resource Centre (CLERC)
•Volunteer, Legal Education Society of Alberta, CPLED

Rankings & Recognitions

•Dean’s Honour List, 2012, 2013 and 2014, University of Manitoba Law
•Anthony G. Draper Memorial Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest mark in Remedies
•D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest standing in Remedies
•David and Myrna Bowman Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest standing in Evidence
•D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest standing in Property Law
•D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest standing in Constitutional Law

Publications & Presentations

•Co-Author, “ The Guide to Energy Market Manipulation, ” Global Competition Review, March 2018.
•Co-Author, The Post-Sattva Scope of Arbitration Appeals, ADR Perspectives, May 2017.
•Co-Author, Amendments to the Drop Dead Rule in Alberta, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, October 13, 2016.
•Co-Author, Future Uncertainty in Plans of Arrangement, BLG Securities & Capital Markets Bulletin, October 2?016.?
•Co-Author, Court Orders Production of Native Accounting Records Where Operator Fails to Maintain An Oil Sands Project Carried Account, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, August 16, 2016.
•Co-Author, Court affirms deferring jurisdiction to legislatively established specialized tribunals, BLG Bulletin, February 10, 2016.
•Co-Author, 2015 Year in Review: Top 10 Regulatory Decisions of Import to the Canadian Energy Industry, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, January 14, 2016.
•Co-Author, Advance Payments in Alberta, Insurance and Tort Liability Legal Alert, January 2015.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9575  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
www.blg.com/en/OurPeople/Pages/Poppel-Laura.aspx
University Attended:
Brandon University, Bachelor of Arts, 2010
Law School Attended:
University of Manitoba, J.D., 2014
Year of First admission:
2015
Admission:
2015, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Involvement

•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Member, Calgary Bar Association

Community Involvement

•Volunteer, Provincial Court of Alberta - Civil Claims Duty Counsel
•Volunteer, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench - Amicus Project
•Volunteer, Children's legal & Educational Resource Centre (CLERC)
•Volunteer, Legal Education Society of Alberta, CPLED

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Acted as Co-Counsel for the Market Surveillance Administrator in Independent Power Producers' Society of Alberta v Independent System Operator (Alberta Electric System Operator), 2016 ABQB 133.; Assisted with BLG's representation of the Market Surveillance Administrator in Alberta Utilities Commission Proceeding No. 3110: Market Surveillance Administrator allegations against TransAlta Corporation et al., Mr. Nathan Kaiser and Mr. Scott Connelly.; Assisted with BLG's representation of the Market Surveillance Administrator in Alberta Utilities Commission Proceeding 21115: Application by the Market Surveillance Administrator Regarding the Publication of the Historical Trading Report.; Assisted with BLG's representation of the Market Surveillance Administrator in Alberta Utilities Commission Proceeding 22797: Applications to review and vary Decision 21115-D01-2017.
ISLN:
923197567

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Calgary, Alberta

  • Calgary, AB
    Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB M5H 3Y4
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