Biography

Marika’s practice is focused on resolving complicated business disputes, with an emphasis on disputes relating to the energy industry, including power and renewable energy. She has particular experience handling complex contractual claims and with conducting domestic commercial arbitrations.

Marika also has experience representing clients 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 acting for parties involved in a dispute, Marika regularly provides real-time risk management advice in advance of a dispute or potential dispute. She 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, 2021: recognized as a Litigation Star
  • Benchmark Litigation "40 and Under Hotlist" (2019)

Experience

Experience

Energy Litigation and Arbitration

  • Arbitration counsel to an LNG company in a dispute over the enforceability of a long-term gas handling agreement and the interpretation of various provisions of the gas handling agreement
  • Litigation counsel to an LNG company in a successful application for injunctive relief enjoining defendant from seizing processed gas products
  • Arbitration counsel to power company in various arbitrations defending the power company’s claim of force majeure under Alberta’s legislated Power Purchase Arrangements
  • Litigation counsel for a power company in successful summary judgment dismissal based on a limitations defence
  • Arbitration counsel for a midstream energy company in the defence of a claim brought by co-owner of an NGL extraction facility regarding entitlement to extracted gas products
  • Litigation counsel for an oil and gas company in litigation involving the processing and allocation of processed hydrocarbons and operator obligations under a gas handling agreement
  • Arbitration counsel to a power company in a dispute relating to the interpretation and enforcement of a long-term gas supply agreement
  • Litigation counsel to a power company in a dispute over the supply of emissions offset credits
  • Litigation counsel for an oil and gas producer in a dispute arising out of an oil rig failure/collapse
  • Litigation counsel for an oil and gas company over responsibility for environmental remediation

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
  • Litigation counsel to an heavy equipment supplier and service provider in a contractual dispute involving the interpretation of an asset purchase agreement
  • Litigation counsel for an airline in a dispute involving breach of a purchase and sale contract
  • Litigation counsel for an international agriculture company in various disputes involving breaches of grain purchase agreements
  • Litigation counsel for an industrial process instrumentation manufacturer and supplier in relation to a failed joint venture and breaches of a distributorship agreement

Securities Litigation

  • Litigation 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
  • Litigation counsel for the shareholders of a technology company seeking preservation of assets of the company and appointment as interim directors

News & Publications

Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Marika Strobl, Lawson Lundell Photo
Calgary
t 403.218.7572
f 403.269.9494

Assistant Contact

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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