Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that Melanie Teetaert has joined the firm as a partner in Vancouver. She brings 20 years of experience in energy, commercial and construction litigation and commercial arbitration. Her focus in energy related litigation includes joint ventures, CO&Os, joint operating agreements, farmout agreements and transportation and handling agreements.
Melanie advises on contract disputes, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, negligence and other general commercial claims. Additionally, she 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. Melanie also 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.
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Bennett Jones is one of Canada’s premier business law firms and home to 500 lawyers and business advisors. With deep experience in complex transactions and litigation matters, the firm is well equipped to advise businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.