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Marika's practice focuses on complex corporate/commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular emphasis on disputes relating to energy and natural resources and complex breach of contract claims in all contexts, including joint venture agreements, asset purchase agreements, long term supply agreements, operating agreements, and others.

Marika also has experience in all manner of tort and negligence claims, has acted in shareholder matters, including defending oppression actions and derivative claims, and provides advice concerning director and officer liability.

In addition to dispute expertise, Marika is frequently consulted by clients to advise on and identify dispute-related risks in advance of a dispute or potential disputes. She also regularly provides guidance to clients on managing internal processes or investigations where a dispute is on the horizon, such as following a major incident, failure, or force majeure event.

Professional Activities

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

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2019-2020: recognized as a Future Star
  • Benchmark Litigation "40 and Under Hotlist" (2019)



Marika has a broad range of experience in breach of contract and tort-based commercial claims, with particular experience in conducting domestic commercial arbitrations under the Alberta Arbitration Act:

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

  • Arbitration counsel for a real estate joint venture and individual directors and officers in an oppression action brought by investors and former directors and officers
  • Counsel to an heavy equipment supplier and service provider in a contractual dispute involving the interpretation of an asset purchase agreement
  • Counsel for an airline in a dispute involving breach of a purchase and sale contract
  • Counsel for an international agriculture company in various disputes involving breaches of grain purchase agreements
  • Counsel for an industrial process instrumentation manufacturer and supplier in relation to a failed joint venture and breaches of a distributorship agreement
  • Counsel to an Alberta limited liability partnership in respect of breaches of obligation under the partnership agreement, including with respect to managing assets, financial reporting and making distributions

Energy Litigation and Arbitration

  • Involvement in a wide range of energy matters, including disputes relating to joint venture agreements, long term gas supply agreements, ownership and operating agreements, and a wide range of power and utility matters
  • Arbitration counsel to power company in various arbitrations defending the power company’s claim of force majeure under Alberta’s legislated Power Purchase Arrangements
  • Counsel for a power company in successful summary judgment dismissal based on a limitations defence
  • Counsel for a midstream energy company in the successful defence of a claim brought by co-owner of an NGL extraction facility regarding entitlement to extracted gas products
  • Counsel for a Canadian oil and gas company in litigation involving the processing and allocation of processed hydrocarbons and operator obligations under a gas handling agreement
  • Numerous engagements as counsel in arbitrations under Alberta's legislated Power Purchase Arrangements
  • Counsel to a power company in a dispute relating to the interpretation and enforcement of a long-term gas supply agreement
  • Counsel to a power company in a dispute over the supply of emissions offset credits
  • Counsel for a Canadian oil and gas producer in a dispute arising out of an oil rig failure/collapse
  • Counsel for an oil and gas company to enforce an agreement to assume responsibility for environmental remediation

Securities Litigation

  • Defence co-counsel for the directors and officers of several TSX-venture exchange listed oil and gas companies in a class action brought by shareholders alleging negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, oppression, and various Securities Act violations
  • Counsel for the shareholders of an Alberta company seeking preservation of assets of the company and appointment as interim directors

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

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Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 2010


University of Calgary, Bachelor of Laws, 2009
University of Victoria, Master of Arts, 2004
University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), 2000

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