Louise Novinger Grant

Practice Focus

  • Commercial & General Litigation
    • Broad experience in corporate, commercial, insurance, professional negligence and product liability claims
  • Commercial Arbitration
    • Active as counsel in domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings, and investor state disputes under investment treaties
  • Energy Litigation
    • Active as counsel in energy litigation and arbitration, including contract disputes, royalty disputes and accounting issues
  • Court Experience
    • Appearances before international commercial arbitration tribunals in Canada, the United States, Sweden and the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague
    • Appearances before trial and appellate courts in Alberta, and other tribunals including the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Canada Pension Plan Appeals Board

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Laws, 1995
  • University of Calgary, Master of Education, 1985

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1996

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Board Member, ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. (ADRIC), (2009-2015)
  • Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS)
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society

Presentations

  • Panel Member, Opportunities and Challenges with International Arbitrations involving Canadians, Resolving International & Domestic Commercial Disputes in Canada by ICDR Canada and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Toronto, Ont., Oct. 2017
  • Presenter, Innovation in Arbitration, Arbitration Design and Innovation, YCAP 2017 Spring Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., June 2017
  • Co-presenter, Smart Disagreements: Alternative Dispute Resolution Clauses in Commercial Contracts, CBA Alberta Law Conference, 2016
  • Co-presenter, Commercial Arbitration: Recent Developments and Best Practices, CBA Alberta Law Conference, 2015
  • Co-presenter, Confidentiality in Arbitration and Mediation: Does it exist? How can we enforce it?, ADRIC Conference, 2014

Community Involvement

  • President (2014-2016), Past President (current) and Board Member (2008-2014), Easter Seals Alberta

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Co-Leader, Litigation Business Unit, BD&P
  • Management of Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance, BD&P
  • Management of Directors & Officers Insurance, BD&P

Recent Representative Work

  • Counsel to a global manufacturing company in litigation involving a distribution contract dispute, also involving allegations of misuse of confidential information and conspiracy
  • Counsel to energy companies in arbitration involving a royalty dispute (UNCITRAL)
  • Counsel to a power producer in arbitration involving a purchase and sale contract dispute, also involving competition issues (Ad hoc)
  • Counsel to a state in international arbitration involving an investor state dispute relating to a telecommunications investment (ICSID)
  • Counsel to a state in international arbitration involving an investor state dispute relating to a telecommunications investment (UNCITRAL)
  • Counsel to an energy company in international arbitration involving a gas storage dispute under New York law (Ad hoc)
  • Counsel to a Canadian company in international arbitration involving an investor state dispute under the Canada - Czech Republic BIT (UNCITRAL)
  • Counsel to an energy company in international arbitration involving a gas supply agreement dispute (Ad hoc)
  • Counsel to a Canadian company in international arbitration involving an aviation contract dispute (UNCITRAL)