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Marika is a partner in Lawson Lundell’s Calgary office whose practice focuses on complex corporate/commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular emphasis on disputes relating to energy and natural resources. Her practice involves advising on complex breach of contract claims in all contexts, including joint venture agreements, asset purchase agreements, long term supply agreements, operating agreements, and others.
Marika has experience in all manners of tort and negligence claims, has acted in shareholder matters, including defending oppression actions and derivative claims, and provides advice concerning director and officer liability.
In addition to dispute expertise, Marika is frequently consulted by clients to advise on and identify dispute-related risks in advance of a dispute or potential disputes. She also regularly provides guidance to clients on managing internal processes or investigations where a dispute is on the horizon, such as following a major incident, failure, or force majeure event.
Marika was recognized in Benchmark Canada’s 2019 editorial as a Future Star. Marika also regularly contributes to Lawson Lundell LLP’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Blog. She recently was co-speaker at a seminar discussing the topic Business Communication Strategies to Reduce Corporate Risk: Practical legal advice to guide companies in the current crosshairs of the electronic age in a litigious world. She is a member of the Advocates’ Club, Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Bar Association and Law Society of Alberta.
Marika completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Calgary in 2000; Master of Arts at the University of Victoria in 2004, and her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Calgary in 2009. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 2010.
Last updated June 2019