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Lindsay Rowell
Lindsay Rowell (she, her, hers) Partner | Calgary

About Lindsay

Lindsay's practice involves all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration with an emphasis on complex contract, construction, environmental and energy disputes.

Lindsay regularly acts for clients in matters at all levels of court in Alberta. She also represents clients in regulatory proceedings, including before the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Alberta Securities Commission, and in matters before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lindsay is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). She regularly advises clients in domestic and international arbitration matters.

Lindsay is a co-chair of the Calgary Student Committee.

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Energy and Construction Litigation and Arbitration

  • Arbitration counsel in a number of arbitrations involving the operation of oil and gas facilities

  • Arbitration counsel in arbitrations related to claims of project delays and cost overruns in the construction of energy infrastructure

  • Acted in a dispute related to the operation of a renewable energy facility

  • Litigation counsel for a large Canadian energy company in a dispute related to a pipeline failure and force majeure claims

  • Acted for oil and gas facility owners and contractors in disputes involving delay, acceleration, and lien claims

  • Litigation counsel to a Canadian energy company in a large construction litigation matter arising from a pipeline spill in Manitoba

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

  • Trial counsel for a major transportation service company in a complex commercial real estate dispute

  • Counsel in litigation and regulatory proceedings related to contaminated site and environmental remediation issues

  • Successfully acted for a client before the Alberta Court of Appeal in a matter involving limitation period issues

  • Litigation counsel in a number of disputes related to the licensing and use of seismic data

  • Acted for a company in the media and events industry in a complex invoice dispute

  • Regularly provides advice about project safety issues  

Awards & Recognition

Lindsay has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Energy Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Dispute Resolution: Alberta)

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2023 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
Professional Activities

Lindsay is a member of the Canadian and Calgary Bar Associations, The Advocates' Society, and the Association of Women Lawyers.

Lindsay volunteers with the King's Bench Amicus Program, where she provides pro bono advice to self-represented litigants.

Professional Appearances
  • Moderator : Trends in Major Projects and Infrastructure Arbitration
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, April 24, 2024.
  • Speaker : Privilege and Unique Considerations for In-House Counsel
    Blakes Presentation to In-House Counsel, April 8, 2024.
  • Moderator : Keeping the Peace in Commercial Transactions: Dispute Prevention and Management Boards
    CPR International Institute for Dispute Prevention & Resolution Webinar, December 7, 2023.
  • Speaker : Audit Updates and Judicial Trends
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, November 21, 2023.
  • Speaker : From Contract to Court
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, November 8, 2023.
  • Speaker : Key Considerations in Workplace Investigations
    Presentation to In-House Counsel Network, Calgary, Alberta, April 26, 2023.
  • Speaker : Change Orders and Extras
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, November 17, 2021.

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2014
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2014
JD, University of Calgary – 2013
BA (With Distinction, Philosophy), University of Calgary – 2008

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