Jody L. Wivcharuk

Practice Focus

  • Energy and Commercial Transactions
    • Acquisitions and divestitures 
    • Major project developments, including joint ventures, partnerships and other business combination structures  
    • Commercial and corporate reorganizations and restructurings
    • Negotiating and drafting all types of commercial agreements, including energy industry related agreements
  • Competition Law and Foreign Investment
    • Securing regulatory approvals for mergers from regulatory authorities, including the Competition Bureau and Investment Canada
    • Advising on regulatory compliance matters 

Practice Areas


  • University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Laws, 1998
  • University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Arts (with Great Distinction), Political Science, 1994

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1999

Professional Associations

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

Honours & Recognition

  • Named in Acritas Star as a leading lawyer, 2018 and 2019
  • Named in The Legal 500 Canada as a recommended Energy lawyer in Canada, 2018


  • Co-presenter, Legal Strategies in Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal Education Society of Alberta Seminar, May 2015
  • Presenter, Updates and Changes: Recent Amendments to the Investment Canada Act and their Implications within the Petroleum and Natural Gas Sector, CBA Alberta Branch Natural Resources Law Section, January 2015
  • Panel Member, At the Crossroads: The Uncertainty of SOE Investment in Canada's Resources Sector, BD&P Client Seminar, November 2013
  • Panel Member, Doing Business with Pacific Rim Participants, BD&P Client Seminar, May 31, 2012

Professional Involvement

  • Member and Past Director-at-Large, Legal for Petroleum Joint Venture Association
  • Member, Company to Company Dispute Resolution Council
  • Course Instructor for Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators in Freehold Lessor Estates

Globe and Mail Interview

Click here to view recent Globe and Mail Report on Business interview of Jody and Sean Korney on Shell & BG Merger: What Does It Mean for B.C.'s LNG Projects