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Jack R. Maslen


Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Lawyer at Bennett Jones Doha

T: 974 4020 4713

Jack Maslen is on a leave of absence from the firm while he pursues an LLM at the University of Oxford.

Jack Maslen maintains a commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration practice. Jack represents clients in corporate matters, oil and gas disputes, construction, fraud, insolvencies and other contractual disputes. Jack has appeared before Canadian superior courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. With respect to his international commercial arbitration practice, Jack has acted in arbitrations held under the UNCITRAL Model Law and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and under the International Chamber of Commerce.

Jack is also passionate about constitutional law issues. Since joining the firm Jack has appeared as counsel, on a pro bono basis, to several faith-based organizations before the Supreme Court Canada. He appeared as counsel in Loyola High School v Attorney General of Quebec, Mouvement laïque québécois v City of Saguenay and Carter v Attorney General of Canada. These cases considered the freedom of religion and the right to life under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Prior to becoming an associate in the firm's Doha office, Jack was an associate in the firm's Toronto and Calgary offices. He also summered and articled with the firm.

During law school, Jack won prizes in Securities Law, Constitutional Law and Mediation, among other awards. Jack was also active in mooting competitions and competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, in Vienna, Austria. His team won Best Respondent's Memorandum and Jack won an award for his individual oral advocacy.

Jack is a member of the Calgary Bar Association and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (Middle East Chapter). Jack is also a long-time supporter of Coast to Coast Against Cancer and the Tour for Kids Alberta, which support initiatives to improve the lives of children with cancer.

Select Experience

  • Representation of a British oil and gas company in a multimillion dollar UNCITRAL arbitration against an American geological development corporation in relation to the development, production and sale of two oil fields in Kazakhstan
  • Representation of an Australian construction contractor in a multimillion dollar ICC arbitration seated in London against an Omani state-owned entity in connection with the construction of a gas processing plant in Oman
  • City of Saguenay and Carter v Attorney General of Canada, 2015 SCC 16

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