Melanie Teetaert has practised energy, commercial and construction litigation and commercial arbitration in Calgary and Vancouver for over 20 years.
She has extensive experience with contract disputes, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, negligence and other general commercial claims. Her focus in energy related litigation includes joint ventures, CO&Os, joint operating agreements, farmout agreements and transportation and handling agreements.
Melanie is experienced in royalty, accounting and operator disputes and is regularly consulted on rights of first refusals. Her focus in construction-related litigation includes delay claims, engineering and design issues, breach of contract and negligence. Additionally, she has experience in cross-border claims, including coordination of inter-related claims in Canada and the United States.
Melanie has acted in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the Alberta and British Columbia Arbitration Acts, ADR Institute of Canada, BCIAC and the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration. She has appeared before all levels of the Alberta Courts and the British Columbia Courts as well as the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal.