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Christine Plante


Commercial Litigation, Fraud and Employment Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3134

Christine Plante has a general commercial litigation practice with a particular emphasis on civil fraud recovery, employment law and shareholder disputes.

Christine provides full-service advice with respect to all employment matters including: employee terminations; illness and disability; human rights; drug and alcohol testing; compensation matters; the preparation and enforcement of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, non-solicitation and non-competition covenants; employment policies and procedures; and, successorship planning.

Christine also has significant experience with various civil remedies for effective fraud recovery, including obtaining and enforcing preservation and attachment orders, disclosure orders, discovery orders and receivership orders in order trace, freeze and recover stolen assets and information.

Christine also represents clients in a wide range of corporate and shareholder matters including derivative claims and oppression actions, and provides advice concerning shareholder and director duties and shareholder and partnership agreements.

Christine appears before all levels of court in Alberta and several administrative tribunals, and also represents her clients in mediations and arbitrations.

Christine makes frequent presentations to clients and the public on employment law, fraud law and other corporate/commercial litigation matters.

Select Experience

  • Defending wrongful dismissal actions.
    • Carroll v. ATCO Electric Ltd., 2017 ABQB 267
    • Costigan v. Canadian Pacific Railway Company, 2017 ABQB 294
  • Defending attachment orders.
    • Pinto Ventures Ltd. v. Soost, 2016 ABQB 454
  • Obtained injunction orders to enforce non-solicitation and non-competition agreements against key employees and contractors.
    • Renfrew Insurance Ltd. v. Cortese, 2014 ABQB 157
    • Renfrew Insurance Ltd. v. Cortese, 2014 ABCA 203

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  • 2017, Legal Media Group Benchmark: Under 40 Hot List

    Recognized as a top lawyer under 40

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