Laurie M. Ziola

Laurie M. Ziola: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Biography

Executive Summary

Laurie articled and practiced in Edmonton with a focus on commercial litigation and competition law. Relocating to Calgary in 1997, Laurie moved to in-house legal counsel managing a wide range of litigation and regulatory issues as well as corporate commercial work in the energy sector. She has held senior legal counsel roles with a number of companies in the energy sector, with a focus on oil and gas. For 7 years prior to joining BLG, Laurie worked as senior legal counsel for a storage facility overseeing commercial agreements with storage customers, construction contracts, environmental agreements, land acquisitions, and legal/regulatory matters. Laurie knows first-hand the challenges of expanding and operating a physical facility in Alberta and the associated regulatory requirements. After 16 years as in-house counsel, Laurie brings a strong appreciation of clients' business objectives and the ability to align those objectives with legal strategy in complex litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9516  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
www.blg.com
University Attended:
University of Saskatchewan, B.A., Political Science, with honors, 1985
Law School Attended:
University of Saskatchewan, J.D., 1985
Year of First admission:
1986
Admission:
1986, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Involvement

•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Past Administrator for the Calgary Bar Admission Course on behalf of the Legal Education Society of Alberta
•Past Legal Writer/Researcher for the on-line component of the current CPLED course, Bar Admission, Legal Education Society of Alberta. This project involved creating substantive materials to facilitate the education and ethical integrity of new lawyers.

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Storage Industry: Extensive experience in all aspects of the regulatory approval, operation and expansion of underground storage operations, including working with technical experts and addressing the legislative and regulatory challenges facing the storage industry in Alberta.; Oil and Gas Industry: Drafting, advising on and litigating contracts associated with the industry, including marketing contracts and defending against class actions both as an in-house and an external counsel.; Competition Law: Experience with defending allegations of anti-competitive behaviour under the Competition Act, including allegations of conspiracy, restrictive trade practices, price maintenance, exclusive dealing/market restriction and agreements to lessen competition substantially, as well as defending actions seeking civil remedies for alleged violations of the Act.; Joint Venture Relationships: Extensive experience with the management of and corporate governance associated with joint ventures in the oil and gas industry.; Large Document Litigation Management: Coordinating and managing complicated oil and gas and commercial litigation files with large document productions both as an in-house and an external counsel.
ISLN:
902514407

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  • Calgary, AB
    Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB T2P 0R3
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