Mike Theroux is the former Lead Director of Bennett Jones and currently Co-Head of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group and carries on a practice involving complex commercial disputes, with a focus on the energy industry. He is a highly experienced trial and appeal lawyer and regularly handles cases in Alberta and British Columbia. Mike also regularly resolves disputes through arbitration (domestic and international) with a variety of arbitration rule systems.
Mike has broad energy industry experience including disputes involving projects in western Canada, major offshore oil and gas projects and renewable energy projects.
Mike also has significant experience in securities litigation including shareholder disputes, contested Plans of Arrangement involving the right of shareholders to vote on arrangements, the oppression remedy and other complex securities litigation matters.
In addition, Mike handles claims involving real estate, environmental and intellectual property disputes involving various technologies used in the energy industry. Mike's practice also involves appeals from, and judicial review of, decisions of regulatory tribunals.
Mike is consistently recognized by various industry publications for his skill and expertise in commercial and energy dispute resolution including Chambers and Partners, Benchmark Litigation and Lexpert.
Mike has argued cases in the courts of Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and in the Federal Court of Canada. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Mike practised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He continues to regularly advise clients on litigation matters arising in British Columbia.
Mike is on the board of directors of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that guides the fight to end homelessness in Calgary.