Emily Paplawski

Emily practices corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration with a focus on restructuring and corporate bankruptcy and insolvency law. Emily also has significant experience in both domestic and international arbitrations in relation to disputes arising from oil sands joint ventures and other complex commercial arrangements. She has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, the British Columbia Supreme Court, and several administrative tribunals.

Emily is a contributing author to the LexisNexis Practice Advisor Canada Insolvency & Restructuring module. 


Representative Work

  • Credit Suisse AG

    Credit Suisse in its capacity as agent for the first lien lenders to Dominion Diamond Mines ULC

  • Delphi Energy Corp.

    Delphi Energy Corp. in its restructuring transaction under the CCAA

  • KPMG Inc.

    KPMG Inc. in connection with the receivership of Half Moon Lake Resort Ltd. and Armac Investments Ltd.

  • Credit Suisse AG in its capacity as agent for the first lien lenders to Dominion Diamond Mines ULC
  • Delphi Energy Corp. in its restructuring transaction under the CCAA
  • An international oil and gas exploration and production company in a complex, multi-billion dollar international arbitration dispute regarding an oil sands joint venture
  • A Canadian-based international oilfield services company in an ad hoc arbitration proceeding under the Alberta International Commercial Arbitration Act against an international oil and gas company arising from an oilfield services contract
  • An international EPC provider in a domestic arbitration related to construction of an oil sands project
  • A large petrochemical manufacturer in an arbitration concerning a long-term feedstock supply agreement
  • KPMG Inc. in connection with the receivership of Half Moon Lake Resort Ltd. and Armac Investments Ltd.
  • Laricina Energy in connection with its restructuring under the CCAA
  • Parallel Energy Trust in connection with its restructuring under the CCAA
  • Nordic Trustee in connection with the restructuring of the Sanjel group of companies under the CCAA
  • Secured lenders and other creditors and interest holders in the receiverships of Sekur Energy, Spyglass Resources and Exall Energy and in the CCAA restructurings of Verity Energy and Endurance Energy
  • A private Canadian oil sands development and production company in a dissent shareholder litigation to fix the fair value of the company’s shares
  • An international oil and gas exploration and production company in a complex, multi-billion dollar international arbitration dispute regarding an oil sands joint venture

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Apr 4, 2022

    Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta concurrently approves sales process and transaction proposed by stalking horse bidder

    On March 30, 2022, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta issued an order simultaneously approving a sales solicitation process and a transaction...

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    Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta concurrently approves sales process and transaction proposed by stalking horse bidder
  • Webinar Dec 1, 2021

    Directorial responsibility for end-of-life oil and gas liabilities

    Osler partners Sander Duncanson and Janice Buckingham and associate Emily Paplawski address director and officer obligations and review the...

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    Directorial responsibility for end-of-life oil and gas liabilities
  • Osler Update Feb 2, 2021

    Sequoia Resources: Environmental obligations and the role of the trustee in bankruptcy

    The Alberta Court of Appeal has released its reasons in PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. v Perpetual Energy Inc., 2021 ABCA 16.

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    Sequoia Resources: Environmental obligations and the role of the trustee in bankruptcy
  • Osler Update Sep 4, 2019

    Deemed trusts and priming charges: The Alberta Court of Appeal affirms the priority of CCAA charges over Crown deemed trusts in Canada North Group

    The majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal held in Canada v. Canada North Group Inc., 2019 ABCA 314 that priming charges granted in a CCCA Initial...

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    Deemed trusts and priming charges: The Alberta Court of Appeal affirms the priority of CCAA charges over Crown deemed trusts in Canada North Group
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Media Mentions

  • Osler News Feb 14, 2022

    Osler welcomes 17 new partners and 2 new counsel in 2022

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 17 new partners and two new counsel across our offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa and...

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  • Osler News Dec 3, 2019

    Osler’s Undertakings Management Tool wins Precedent Innovation Award

    Osler is proud to announce that the team behind the firm’s groundbreaking Undertakings Management Tool has been recognized with a 2019 Precedent...

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Community Involvement

  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Volunteer Civil Claims Duty Counsel with Pro Bono Law Alberta

Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 01/12/2021
Directorial responsibility for end-of-life oil and gas liabilities
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speaker 27/1/2016
Calgary Breakfast Seminar Series: Dealing with Counterparties in Financial Distress
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Published Work

Publications

  • “Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta concurrently approves a sales process and the transaction proposed by the stalking horse bidder”, National Creditor Debtor Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, June 2022 (with Randal Van de Mosselaer and Ilia Kravtsov).
  • “Canada North Group Inc: Priming Charges in a CCAA Enjoy Priority over Crown Deemed Trusts”, CAIRP, September 2019.
  • National Insolvency Review, “Joint Operations and Insolvent Operators: Change of Operatorship During a Recievership”, (2018) Nat. Insol. Review, Vol. 35, No. 4, August 2018.
  • “The Effects of Various Insolvency Proceedings on Joint Operating Interests in the Alberta Energy Industry, Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2016 (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2016) (co-author).
  • “Implications of the Redwater Decision : Where Does the Buck Stop?, Banking & Finance Law Review/Revue de droit bancaire et de finance, Volume 32 no. 1 (November 2016) (co-author).


Credentials

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
  • St. Francis Xavier University, B.A. (with Distinction)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association