Vice-chairman of the firm, Blair Yorke-Slader is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is the only
Alberta Fellow of the International Academy of Trial
Lawyers. He is a leading practitioner in high-stakes corporate and commercial
litigation with an active trial and appellate business and energy litigation
practice, including contract, shareholder, partnership, securities, and trust
disputes. He appears as well before the Alberta Securities Commission and other administrative tribunals, and has broad arbitration
experience as counsel and as an arbitrator.
Blair is consistently recommended in Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the Lexpert
Guides to Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers, Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers and Leading
US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers, Chambers Global: The
World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Benchmark Canada: The
Definitive Guide Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and
Attorneys, The Legal 500 and Leaders League. He was awarded the 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal for
outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta.
- A leading chemical and technology company, in a US$900 million claim against the operator of a jointly owned ethylene manufacturing facility. 2015 ABQB 401, 2015 ABQB 81 and 2014 ABCA 244, affirming 2014 ABQB 38
- A leading cement manufacturer, in successful multi-million dollar arbitration and appellate proceedings to enforce long-term contractual supply and restrictive covenant rights. 2013 ABQB 413
- Various shareholder and debentureholder groups, in oppression proceedings in the financial advisory services, technology and real estate development industries. 2016 ABQB 529, 2010 ABQB 647, 2009 ABQB 77
2017, Chambers Canada
Ranked, Dispute Resolution: Alberta
"smart, competent trial lawyer", "one of the top guys in town", "he is phenomenal in his skills in front of the judge"
2017, The Legal 500 Canada
Ranked, Band 1, Dispute Resolution - Alberta
Ranked, Dispute Resolution: Canada
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