Artem Barsukov carries on a globally focused construction law practice, uniquely serving his clients' needs as both a solicitor and a litigator. He is widely recognized for his unparalleled work ethic, commitment to his clients, and ability to present even the most complex disputes in an easy-to-understand manner that fosters positive outcomes.
Artem has successfully represented clients all over the world in complex commercial disputes worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He has acted as arbitration counsel under world's leading international arbitration rule systems, including ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL, and appeared before multinational Arbitral Tribunals in Doha, Qatar, and London, England. Artem has particular expertise in construction disputes, having acted for owners, contractors, and subcontractors in a wide variety of disputes arising from large-scale international construction projects.
In his corporate practice, Artem has represented clients in complex public-private partnership (P3) transactions involving a wide variety of infrastructure projects worth billions of dollars, such as airports, power transmission lines, and power generation facilities. In doing so, Artem has been able to leverage his rich dispute resolution experience to continue to advise his clients after the closing, assisting with the prosecution and defence of various claims during construction and at the post-construction phase.
A somewhat of an evangelist for all things Swedish, Artem has been an active member of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce since 2014. His passion for Sweden comes from having previously lived in Uppsala, Sweden, as an international exchange student, where he developed a deep appreciation of the Swedish culture and learned to speak Swedish at a highly proficient level. Born and raised in equally cold Siberia, Artem is also fluent in Russian and is a dual citizen of Canada and the Russian Federation.
Having previously spent four years at the firm's office in Toronto, Artem now works out of his hometown in Edmonton, Alberta, and spends significant time at the firm's Calgary office. Artem is a member of the firm's International Arbitration and Construction Practice Groups, as well as the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners. He also regularly appears as a guest lecturer at the University of Alberta School of Business in the areas of international law and international business transactions.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Artem articled at the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Alberta Law Review journal.