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Daria Pankratyeva


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University of Alberta, J.D., 2019

University of Alberta, B.A., 2015

Bar admission: Alberta 2020 and British Columbia 2023
Agribusiness, food and beverage, Franchises, dealerships and distributorships, Construction, Oil and gas
Practice areas:
Commercial arbitration, Construction litigation, Employment litigation, Energy litigation, Estate litigation, Litigation and dispute resolution, Securities litigation, Tax litigation


Daria maintains a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice. She has assisted clients on matters in construction, employment, energy, debt recovery and estates. Additionally, she has experience in complex interlocutory injunctions. Daria has appeared in Provincial Court and the Court of King's Bench.

Recent experience includes:

  • Part of the team representing Ag Growth International in a number of disputes in Alberta and British Columbia regarding catastrophic collapses of large storage silos.
  • Counsel to NE2 Canada Inc. in litigation with previous employees involving allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties and unlawful competition.
  • Brought an injunction application to enforce a non-competition covenant in a franchise agreement.
  • Successfully defended a summary judgement application (2022 ABQB 536).
  • Provided research and other support to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in precedent-setting defence of an application before the Alberta Securities Commission involving a hostile takeover (Re Bison Acquisition Corp., 2021 ABASC 188).
  • Acted for a general contractor in an arbitration dispute involving the construction of a pipeline.
  • Represented a client in an arbitration against a software developer over delays and cost overruns.
  • Provided research and other support on the appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Peace River Hydro Partners (2022 SCC 41).
  • Counsel on a successful defence of an injunction application by an employer, involving allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties (2022 ABQB 58).
  • Defended multiple small claims brought against an oil and gas exploration company.
  • Successfully defended a mandatory injunction application brought against a contractor in a construction dispute.
  • Counsel on multiple appeals of decisions of the Municipal Tax Assessment Board, including to the Court of Appeal of Alberta (2022 ABCA 312).


Daria is fluent in Russian.

Professional involvement

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Advocates' Society
  • Member, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)

Representative work

Successfully defended a pharmacy group in a breach of confidence case

Counsel to a pharmacy group in the successful defence of an injunction application seeking to prevent them from competing by soliciting the clients of their former employer. The Court held that the employer had failed to make out a strong case for breach of fiduciary duty or breach of confidence. (GG & HH Inc. v 2306084 Alberta Ltd., 2022 ABQB 58).

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P's $6.8 billion acquisition of Inter Pipeline Ltd.

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in its acquisition by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement for $6.8 billion.

Precedent-setting securities law decision

Successfully represented Inter Pipeline Ltd. (IPL) in a precedent-setting case before the Alberta Securities Commission. The case addressed Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.'s use of total return swaps in its takeover bid of IPL. The decision is the first time that a Canadian securities regulator has directly addressed the use of total return swaps within the context of takeover bids following the changes to the Canadian takeover bid regime in 2016. (Re Bison Acquisition Corp., 2021 ABASC 100).