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David J. Wahl


Commercial and Construction Arbitration and Litigation Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3187

David Wahl's practice focuses on commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, and investor-state arbitration, with a particular emphasis on construction disputes.

In addition to advocating for his clients before courts and arbitral tribunals, David is regularly consulted to provide strategic advice to clients on construction projects where disputes are on the horizon. He also has extensive experience with builders' lien disputes.

David represents major institutional clients in complex multi-party litigation and international commercial  arbitration with respect to significant commercial disputes. David appears as litigation counsel before all levels of courts in Alberta, and has acted as arbitration counsel under the world's leading international arbitration rule systems including ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL.

David's practice is complemented by his business and executive experience in the construction industry before entering the field of law.

Select Experience

  • Representation of a Canadian utilities company in a multi-million-dollar LCIA arbitration seated in Mexico City against a Mexican state-owned entity in connection with the Engineering, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance, of a natural gas pipeline in Mexico
  • Representation of a Canadian contractor in a multi-million-dollar ICC arbitration seated in Mexico City against a Mexican subcontractor in connection with the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Mexico
  • Representation of a Qatari subcontractor in a US$135-million ICC arbitration seated in Doha against Lebanese and Qatari contractors in relation to the construction of three LNG facilities in Qatar

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