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Justin R. Lambert

Partner

Energy Industry Dispute, Fraud, Securities and Corporate Litigation Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3046

Justin Lambert's litigation practice is focused on complex commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, securities litigation, director and officer liability, fraud recovery, and energy disputes.

Justin litigates issues relating to shareholder disputes, the rights and obligations of officers and directors, and other complex securities litigation matters. Justin also assists corporate clients with internal investigations of alleged wrongdoing, and both corporations and individuals in dealing with investigations launched by securities regulators. Justin has also been involved in a number of class actions in Alberta, for both Plaintiffs (in investor fraud recovery cases), and in defending corporate defendants in class actions brought against them.

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 both arbitration and mediation.

Select Experience

  • Acted for 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
  • 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.
  • Acted for a public company in the investigation of possible tipping by an employee contrary to the Securities Act, and responding to associated securities commission inquiries.

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  • 2017, Legal Media Group Benchmark Litigation: Canada

    Recognized as a future star

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