Justin Lambert carries on a complex commercial litigation practice, with a focus on securities litigation, fraud recovery, and energy disputes.
Justin is frequently called on to litigate complicated securities litigation matters, including:
- high-stakes fights between shareholders, or between shareholders and the corporations in which they hold shares;
- advising directors and officers on their rights and obligations, and defending them when sued;
- advising individuals and corporations in investigations and enforcement actions brought by securities regulators; and
- advising both dissident investors and target boards of directors about litigation aspects of proxy contests.
Justin also advises corporations about other complex matters, including internal investigations of alleged corporate wrongdoing, and other high-stakes commercial litigation, including class actions.
In fraud recovery matters, Justin obtains court orders to preserve assets, and acts to recover misappropriated funds or property. Justin also obtains injunctive relief for clients, often on an emergency basis. He has acted for investors in two large actions in which investors are seeking to recover funds (approximately $30 million and $500 million, respectively) misappropriated by the promoters of the investments.
Justin also carries on an active energy litigation practice which includes disputes about royalties, leases, and the ownership of interests in wells. He also obtains and opposes injunctions prohibiting operations, and instigates actions to trace and recover funds misappropriated by operators. He helps clients resolve disputes relating to industry standard form operating agreements, leases, and accounting procedures.
Justin has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, and is experienced in domestic and international arbitration.