Partner and member of BLG's Commercial Litigation Group and Insolvency Focus Group. Has over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and insolvency law. Practises in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, commercial litigation and international arbitration. Has been involved in over 300 trials and arbitrations and has extensive experience arguing matters on appeal. Has acted in numerous insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, including cross-border restructurings. Experience also includes acting as lead counsel in trials and arbitrations in the fields of corporate and shareholder disputes, banking, insolvency, engineering, oil & gas, contractual, patent and seismic data disputes. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 2010. Elected as a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada in 2010. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 in the field of insolvency and financial restructuring and recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 for insolvency and restructuring. Martindale-Hubbell BV peer review rating. Member of the firm's National Council. Called to the Alberta Bar in 1999. Former member of the Johannesburg Bar.