Shannon K. Hayes

Practice Focus

  • Commercial and General Litigation
    • Broad litigation experience in commercial tort and contract claims
  • Energy Litigation
    • Involvement in a wide variety of energy matters, including disputes on the duties of operators, accounting principles and industry contract interpretation
    • Regular advisor on power and utility disputes and regulatory matters
  • Privacy, Electronic Documents and E-Discovery
    • Regular advisor on records management, litigation preparedness, electronic discovery and evidence matters
  • Commercial Arbitration
    • Counsel in arbitrations under Alberta's legislated Power Purchase Arrangements and in related court proceedings
    • Acted for clients in numerous domestic arbitrations of various commercial issues under the Alberta Arbitration Act
    • Experience in international commercial arbitrations

Practice Areas


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction), 2003
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), 2000
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science, 1998

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2004

Professional Associations

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

Honours & Recognition

  • Named in The Legal 500 Canada as a recommended Dispute Resolution lawyer in Canada, 2018
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition on Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers, 2015
  • A Lexpert Rising Star, 2014 - recognizing leading Canadian lawyers under 40 for accomplishments in the legal profession and the community


  • Presenter, Dealing with a Live Litigation Event, BD&P Client Litigation Seminar, December 2016
  • Presenter, Managing Business Records and Avoiding Communication Landmines, BD&P Client Litigation Seminar, November 2016
  • Presenter, Recent Judicial Decisions, The CELF Energy Law Fundamentals Seminar, Banff, AB, March 2015

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Board Member, Alberta Lawyers Assistance Society
  • Instructor, University of Calgary Law School Trial Advocacy Course
  • Co-Leader, Litigation Business Unit, BD&P
  • Member, IT Committee, BD&P
  • Member, Business Development Committee, BD&P