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Biography

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.

Marika has a proven track record of commitment to clients, and favours a practical, results-based approach that is focuses on resolving the dispute and finding the "win", whether through litigation, arbitration or settlement.

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
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, Member

Experience

Experience

Marika has experience in the following areas:

Commercial and General Litigation

Broad range of experience in contract and tort-based commercial claims

  • 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
  • Motion counsel in proceedings to challenge jurisdiction and forum conveniens

Energy Litigation

Involvement in a wide range of energy matters, including disputes relating to joint venture agreements, long term gas supply agreements, operating agreements, gas processing and agreements, and NGL extraction agreements

Regular advisor on power and utility matters

  • 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
  • Counsel to a midstream businessin a contractual dispute between joint venture partners regarding obligations under an ownership and operation agreement
  • 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

Commercial Arbitration

  • Numerous engagements as counsel in arbitrations under Alberta's legislated Power Purchase Arrangements
  • Domestic arbitrations in respect of various commercial issues under the Alberta Arbitration Act

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
Marika Strobl, Lawson Lundell Photo
Calgary
t 403.218.7572
f 403.269.9494

Assistant Contact

  • Robyn Lenz
  • Legal Assistant
  • T: 403.218.7570

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 2010

Education

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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