Julia Lisztwan 484

Julia Lisztwan


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United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 2015-2016

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Law Clerk, 2014-2015

Yale University, Juris Doctor, 2011

University of Alberta, Bachelor of Economics, 2008

Bar admission: Alberta 2017 and New York 2012
Agribusiness, food and beverage, Financial services, Government and not for profit, Oil and gas, Real estate, Technology
Practice areas:
Commercial arbitration, Energy litigation, International commercial arbitration, Litigation and dispute resolution, Mediation


Julia's focus is on:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Real estate and land disputes
  • Cross-border disputes
  • Corporate governance

Community involvement

Julia is a Board Member and Governance Committee Chair of the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of The Advocates' Society Alberta Regional Advisory Committee and the national Mid-Career Advocates Standing Committee.

Recent recognitions

Julia was recognized in 2022 by Benchmark Litigation in their Canadian 40 and Under Hot List and Future Star List, she was also named in The Legal 500 Canada as a recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Alberta.


Julia also speaks Spanish.

What clients say

"Julia Lisztwan brings a confident and deliberate approach to dispute resolution matters. She is skilled at assessing risk and making informed decisions based on the risk level of the client."

Professional involvement

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Association of Women's Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Representative work

$600 million commercial lease termination

Counsel to an international energy company in a $600 million action concerning termination of a long-term commercial lease.

Advising an energy company in a billion dollar arbitration

Counsel to an energy company in a billion-dollar arbitration arising under a profit-sharing agreement.

Action by New York hedge funds as former unsecured noteholder

Counsel to the former directors of Lightstream Resources Ltd. in a lawsuit brought by New York hedge funds as former unsecured noteholders.

Dispute regarding breach of duties

Counsel to current and former boards of directors of a chartered bank in a derivative action for breach of duties arising out of an FX manipulation lawsuit

Successful summary dismissal application for Bellatrix Exploration Corp.

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Corp. in a successful summary dismissal application of claims arising under three joint venture agreements.


Recent honours and recognition

Recognized by Benchmark Litigation in their Canadian 40 and Under List (2022 & 2023)

Named in The Legal 500 Canada as a recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Alberta, 2022

Recognized as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation Canada (2022, 2023)

Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as Ones to Watch in Corporate and Commercial Litigation (2023)