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Anthony L. Friend Q.C.

Partner, Co-Head of Health Law

Commercial Litigation, Malpractice and Restructuring Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3182

Co-leader of the firm's health group, Anthony Friend's practice includes corporate, securities and energy industry litigation, arbitration and mediation, defence of medical malpractice claims, and corporate arrangements and restructuring.

Tony appears as counsel before all court levels in Alberta and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appears before numerous boards and tribunals including the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, the Alberta Energy Regulator (formerly, the Energy Resources Conservation Board), the Canada Labour Relations Board, and the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Tony has training in Arbitration and Mediation from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law.

Tony has been a lecturer at the University of Calgary and at numerous seminars on a variety of topics, including corporate restructurings, limited liability partnerships and malpractice litigation.

Tony has served on a range of boards and commissions, for community organizations, national corporations, as well as the City of Calgary. He has also served as an elected bencher of the Law Society of Alberta from 1995 to 2002 and as a member of the executive committee of the Law Society of Alberta from 1999 to 2002.

Select Experience

  • ESI Energy Services Inc., in connection with the reorganization with shareholders of Exploratus Ltd. and listing of ESI common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
  • TerraPro Group Inc., an Alberta-based provider of environmental, terrain protection and remote access solutions, in connection with its reorganization pursuant to a plan of arrangement and concurrent refinancing. Read more
  • Acted for a group of employees departing from an employee-owned corporation, in negotiating the multi-million-dollar buyout of their shares in the face of management attempts to reduce the purchase price.

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Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • 2017, Legal Media Group Benchmark Litigation: Canada

    Recognized as a litigation star in the areas of arbitration, energy and natural resources, franchise, general commercial, health, intellectual property and securities
  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Repeatedly recommended, Litigation -  Corporate Commercial

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