Laura M. Poppel  

Associate

Executive Summary

Laura Poppel is an associate in our Commercial Litigation and Arbitration group in our Calgary office. Laura has a general commercial practice with a focus on corporate commercial disputes, civil fraud, interlocutory applications and injunctions and energy related litigation. She acts and advises clients in these areas and has experience in regulatory proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission as well as proceedings at the Alberta Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench.

Laura both summered and articled with the firm.

Representative Work

  • Acted as Co-Counsel for the Market Surveillance Administrator in Independent Power Producers’ Society of Alberta v Independent System Operator (Alberta Electric System Operator), 2016 ABQB 133
  • Assisted with BLG’s representation of the Market Surveillance Administrator in Alberta Utilities Commission Proceeding 3110:
    • Decision 3110-D01-2015, Market Surveillance Administrator allegations against TransAlta Corporation et al., Mr. Nathan Kaiser and Mr. Scott Connelly, Phase 1
    • Decision 3110-D02-2015, Market Surveillance Administrator allegations against TransAlta Corporation et al. Phase 2 — Preliminary matters: Standing and Restitution
    • Decision 3110-D03-2015, Market Surveillance Administrator allegations against TransAlta Corporation et al. Phase 2 — Request for Consent Order
  • Assisted with BLG’s representation of the Market Surveillance Administrator in Alberta Utilities Commission Proceeding 21115
    • Decision 21115-D01-2017, Application by the Market Surveillance Administrator Regarding the Publication of the Historical Trading Report
  • Successfully applied for and obtained an interlocutory mandatory and prohibitive injunction
  • Successfully applied for and obtained an Order permitting a discharge of a Utility Right of Way
  • Successfully negotiated favourable resolutions of claims and disputes for clients at Alberta Provincial Court pre-trial conferences

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognition

  • ​Dean’s Honour List, 2012, 2013 and 2014, University of Manitoba Law
  • ​Anthony G. Draper Memorial Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest mark in Remedies 
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest standing in Remedies
  • David and Myrna Bowman Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest standing in Evidence
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest standing in Property Law
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, University of Manitoba Law, Awarded for the highest standing in Constitutional Law

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