A. Robert  Anderson, Q.C.

A. Robert Anderson, Q.C., Partner, Litigation

Contact Information

  • tel: 403.260.7004
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Bar Admission

Alberta, 1980

Education

  • University of Alberta, LL.B.
  • University of Alberta, B.A. (with distinction)

Office

Calgary

Language(s)

English

Biography

Robert has extensive experience in domestic, cross-border and international corporate restructurings, workouts, bankruptcies, insolvencies, credit and loan recoveries, foreclosures and complex commercial litigation. He has over 33 years experience in representing and advising secured and unsecured creditors, lienholders, landlords, tenants, equipment lessors, debtors, receivers, trustees, liquidators, monitors and purchasers. Robert also has extensive experience in large real estate, corporate, commercial, energy, employment, intellectual property, tort and products liability litigation (including arbitration).

Notable Matters

Robert's representative engagements include:

  • Debtors or monitor in Caribou, Athlete’s World, SemCanada Group and Earthfirst restructurings.
  • Creditors, contractors, landlords, tenants, equipment lessors, trustees or prospective purchasers in Trizec, Fracmaster, Canadian Airlines, Liberty Oil, ProMax Energy, Mirant Canada, Joggers, Androscoggin, Octane, Calpine, Medican and Oilsands Quest restructurings.
  • Creditors or purchasers in creditor-sponsored plans of arrangement in Williston Wildcatters, Blue Range Resource Corp. and Skyreach restructurings.
  • Receivers or creditors in RNG Group, Brinkerhoff, Carmanah Resources, Vulcan Machinery, Serval, Hartland, Ice Drilling, Merit Energy, Wild Rose Furniture, Evans Consoles and Tirecraft receiverships.
  • Liquidators of Canadian Commercial Bank and Standard Trust Company.
  • Lenders for recovery of loans secured against office towers and large shopping malls.
  • Canadian energy marketers affected by turbulence in the energy derivatives industry.
  • Lenders in recovering secured or unsecured loans.
  • Owners in construction disputes between owners, lienholders, contractors and/or subcontractors concerning: industrial, commercial or residential real estate developments; pipelines; processing plants (construction and decommissioning); oil upgrader; and industrial coal conveyor.
  • Counterparty in complex, multi-billion dollar international arbitration dispute regarding an oil sands joint venture.
  • Owners of intellectual property or alleged infringers in intellectual property disputes.
  • Owners or users of confidential, proprietary information in disputes regarding unauthorized appropriation or use of such information.

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Turnaround Management Association - Northwest Chapter
  • Alberta Template Orders Committee of Judges and Senior Counsel
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Industry Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015: Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014: Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada 2012: Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
  • Who’s Who Legal 2012: Insolvency & Restructuring

Publications/Events/Education

  • Recent Developments in the Law of Set-off, November 2009 (co-authored).
  • The Expanding Reach of CCAA, Calgary Energy Market Credit Group, May 12, 2009; Professional Credit and Financial Association of Calgary, June 16, 2009.
  • Hot Topics in Insolvency, Educational Conference of the International Energy Credit Association, June 2, 2009.
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Eligible Financial Contracts, The Canadian Institute’s 9th Annual Advanced Insolvency & Restructuring Law conference, Toronto, Ontario, January 22 – 23, 2009.
  • What are Eligible Financial Contracts? National Banking Law Review, Volume 27, Number 5, October 2008 (co-authored).