Melanie’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular emphasis on construction and energy disputes. She also advises clients on disputes involving insurance law, securities, product liability, commercial leasing, and municipal matters. Acting on behalf of joint venture partners, owners, contractors, and subcontractors, Melanie has extensive experience in energy, infrastructure, and pipeline operations and construction disputes. She appears before all levels of court in Alberta and in international and domestic arbitrations as well as before mediators and various administrative tribunals.
On June 8, 2015, Aspenleaf Energy Limited (Aspenleaf) completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Arcan Resources Ltd. (Arcan). The acquisition was carried out pursuant to the terms of a plan of arrangement that was approved by Arcan’s shareholders on June 2, 2015. The total value of the acquisition was approximately $300 million, including assumed debt.