Joanne Luu

Practice Focus

  • Securities Litigation
    • Represents and advises on cases before the Alberta Securities Commission in connection with alleged misconduct, including insider trading, tipping, market manipulation, misrepresentations and other securities-related offenses
    • Represents shareholders, directors and officers in private disputes and actions, including securities class actions, oppression claims and director/officer liability
    • Represents issuers and boards of directors in proxy contests and disputes
  • Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration
    • Acts as counsel to a state entity in a telecommunications and tax dispute
    • Acts as counsel to a consortium of energy companies in relation to a royalty dispute against the government
    • Acts as tribunal secretary in international arbitrations, including an UNCITRAL arbitration seated in London, England involving a construction dispute in Eastern Europe
    • Acts as counsel in numerous joint venture disputes
  • Commercial & General Litigation
    • Broad experience in complex disputes, involving among other things, oil and gas and joint venture claims, class proceedings, contractual disputes, alleged breaches of trust and/or fiduciary duty, conspiracy, alleged misuse of confidential information, negligence claims and economic and intentional torts such as interference with economic interest, unjust enrichment
    • Represents parties on summary judgment and interlocutory injunction motions
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
    • Focus on applying existing and developing legal and regulatory frameworks to blockchain and emerging distributed ledger technology

Practice Areas


  • Law Clerk, Court of Appeal of Alberta, 2011-2012
  • University of Calgary, Juris Doctor, 2011
  • University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Arts & Science (Honours, with Distinction), majoring in Biology and Political Science, 2008

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2012

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of Executive Committee and Treasurer, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Member of Arbitration Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (Canada)
  • Member, Advocates Society
  • Co-Chair for the International Chamber of Commerce (Canada) conferences for 2019 and 2020

Honours & Recognition

  • Named by Who's Who Legal as a Future Leader in Arbitration, 2021
  • Named in The Legal 500 Canada as a Rising Star in Dispute Resolution, 2020 and 2021
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a Recommended Lawyer in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2021


  • Co-host, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What's All the Buzz About? March, 2018
  • Presenter, Liar, Liar: The Duty of Honest Performance in Contracts, Petroleum Joint Venture Association, February, 2015
  • Presenter, The Use of Circumstantial Evidence in Enforcement Cases before Securities Commissions: Two Perspectives, The Advocates' Society's Third Annual Securities Symposium (with Andrew Sunter and Andrew Wilson), September 12, 2013


  • Conversational in Cantonese

Notice re: Glenmore and Centre Class Action

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