Chris Petrucci, in addition to being an effective advocate before the courts and in arbitration hearings, is very focused on helping clients develop and execute a strategy that meets their legal and commercial objectives.
Chris practices corporate and commercial litigation in a variety of industries with a special focus on construction and infrastructure, energy (including power and oil and gas), surety claims, mining, and real estate. Chris further specializes in obtaining prejudgment relief for clients, including interim injunctions and attachment orders.
Chris has extensive experience before the courts resulting in numerous reported case decisions where he appeared as lead counsel or co-counsel. He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta.
Chris also has an active alternative dispute resolution practice. He has represented clients in various forms of dispute resolution involving Judicial Dispute Resolution, mediation, and arbitration, including international arbitration under multiple procedural regimes, such as UNCITRAL, ICC, IBA, and LCIA.
In addition to advocating for his clients before the courts and arbitral tribunals, Chris is regularly consulted to provide strategic advice to clients in connection with construction and infrastructure projects where disputes may be on the horizon.
Chris is an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association Construction Law Section - Alberta South and regularly speaks and writes on a variety of energy and construction litigation issues. He is often requested to comment on updates on related legal developments, contractual interpretation of industry agreements, preparation of delay and cost overrun claims, procurement and tendering law, audit disputes, builders' liens and alternative dispute resolution.
In 2020, Chris was recognized as one of Canada’s leading infrastructure lawyers by Lexpert. He has also been recognized as one of Canada’s leading litigators by Lexpert and a future leader in construction law by Who’s Who Legal.
Among other pursuits, Chris enjoys playing team sports such as soccer and basketball.