Matti Lemmens

Matti Lemmens: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (942 Attorneys)
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

Matti Lemmens is a partner in our Commercial Litigation Group, and the Environmental Group Leader in our Calgary office. Matti practices in all areas of commercial litigation. In particular, she has experience representing Canadian and international clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including both domestic and international arbitrations, involving:

•insolvency and banking litigation;
•environmental disputes;
•intellectual property disputes;
•oil & gas matters; and
•advising on environmental aspects of commercial transactions.

Matti has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of the Falkland Islands, the Federal Court (Canada), the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada .

Publications & Presentations

•Speaker, De Facto Expropriation and Species at Risk Act Emergency Orders, 2018 CAPL Conference, September 2018.
•Co-Author, Disguised Expropriation: Protecting Oil and Gas Interests, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, September 17, 2018.
•Co-Author, Can Someone Legally Access the Data in your Database Challenges to Database Access in Canada, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, September 3, 2018.
•Co-Author, Courts vs. Private Arbitration: Arbitrators Can Decide Who Has Jurisdiction, The Energy Law Advisor, March 2018.
•Co-Author, Courts vs. Private Arbitration: Arbitrators Can Decide Who Has Jurisdiction, International Law Office, January 18, 2018.
•Author, Canadian Chapter of Shareholders' Rights and Obligations: A Global Guide, Globe Law and Business, December 2017.
•Co-Author, Courts vs. Private Arbitration: Arbitrators Can Decide Who Has Jurisdiction, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, November 20, 2017.
•Co-Author, Due Diligence Defence for Vehicle Emissions Standards in Canada, BLG Environmental Law Newsletter, October 4, 2017.
•Co-Author, Alberta Courts Confirm Restructuring Transactions With Select Creditors Not Oppressive, National Insolvency Review, August 2017
•Author, Receivers and Trustees Have the Right to Disclaim Uneconomic Assets: Alberta's Redwater Case, Commercial Insolvency Reporter, June 2017.
•Co-Author, Application for Particulars of Charge Under Fisheries Act Denied, BLG Environmental Law Newsletter, May 3, 2017.
•Co-Author, 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 Judicial Decisions and Trends of Import to the Canadian Energy Industry, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, January 12, 2016.
•Co-Author, AER Signals Stringent Approach to Issuance of Reclamation Certificates, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, October 26, 2016.
•Co-Author, The New Federal Carbon Pricing Policy - Roadmap to a Pan-Canadian Energy Strategy The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, October 18, 2016.
•Co-Author, Replacing An Insolvent Operator - Court Upholds CAPL 'Immediate Replacement' Right, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, September 26, 2016.
•Co-Author, The New Federal Carbon Pricing Policy - Roadmap to a Pan-Canadian Energy Strategy BLG Environmental Law Newsletter, September 26, 2016.
•Author, Alberta Court of Appeal Grants Intervener Status to Four Participants in Appeal of Re Redwater Energy Corp ., The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, August 18, 2016.
•Co-Author, Alberta Energy Regulator Reiterates Position on Interim Measures post-Redwater but Indicates Some Flexibility on 2.0 LMR Requirement, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, July 18, 2016.
•Co-Author, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Clarifies the Test for Extending a Limitation Period for an Environmental Contamination Claim, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, June 27, 2016.
•Co-Author, Alberta Environmental Monitoring Agency Operational, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, June 18, 2014.
•Author, Insolvency and Environmental Liabilities, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, February 24, 2014.
•Author, Testifying Experts: Current Practice and Its Faults, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, 4 CLAR 2015.
•Speaker, Managing Litigation Risks, 2014 Insight Conference: Major Business Agreements.
•Author, Alberta Environmental Monitoring Agency is Now Operational, BLG Environmental Law Newsletter, Spring 2014.
•Author, The Ongoing Saga of the Sage Grouse, BLG Environmental Law Newsletter, Spring 2014.
•Author, Alberta’s New Environmental Monitoring Agency, BLG Environmental Law Newsletter, Fall 2012.
•Author, National Securities Regulator: Towards a Cooperative Approach Corporate Liability Journal, Volume XVII, No. 1 2012.
•Author, Increased Enforcement in Alberta and Environmental Sentencing Principles, BLG’s Environmental Law News Bulletin, Summer 2011.
•Author, The Alberta Remediation Certificate Program, BLG Environmental Law Newsletter, Real Estate Edition, January 2011.
•Author, Syncrude Found Guilty of Federal and Provincial Charges Relating to Bird Deaths in Tailings Pond, BLG’s Environmental Law News Bulletin, Summer 2010.
•Author, Syncrude Sentencing: $3 Million for Waterfowl Fatalities, BLG Environmental Law Newsletter, Winter 2010.
•Author, Re-Zoning Alberta: Smart Regulation for Smart Growth, McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, 2009.

Rankings & Recognitions

•Awarded 2014 International Bar Association Scholarship for Insolvency Section on Liability of Directors of Insolvent Corporations for Environmental Liabilities

Community Involvement

• CPLED Learning Group Facilitator, Law Society of Alberta

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Environmental Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • International Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Investigations and White Collar Defence
  • Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9511  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alberta, B.A., Hons., Philosophy, with Distinction, 2006; Université Laval and Université de Montréal, French Language Studies Exchange Programs; Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Exchange Program; St. Peter's College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, International Intellectual Property Exchange Program
Law School Attended:
Dalhousie University, LL.B., with a specialization in Environmental Law, 2009
Year of First admission:
2010, Alberta

Professional Involvement

•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Member, Canadian Bar Association, Insolvency South, Environmental South and Litigation South Sections / Alberta Justice and Advocacy Committee
•Member, International Bar Association, Insolvency and Young Lawyers Sections
•Member, International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
•Member, Turnaround Management Association
•Member, Young International Arbitration Group / London Court of Arbitration
•Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum
•Member, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
•Member, World Petroleum Council Young Writers Fellowship
•Member, International Centre for Dispute Resolution
•Member, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Geophysical Committee

Community Involvement

•CPLED Learning Group Facilitator, Law Society of Alberta

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Representing clients in various insolvency matters, including the monitor in cross-border restructurings, the receiver in various Alberta receiverships, creditors in various Canadian insolvency proceedings.; Representing clients before the ICC International Court of Arbitration.; Representing international oil & gas companies in environmental contamination disputes.; Representing clients in relation to intellectual property disputes, including copyright infringement, breach of confidentiality and trademark infringement.; Representing clients on environmental aspects of transactions.

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