Stephanie Clark

Stephanie is an associate in the Disputes Group of our Calgary office. She practices general commercial litigation with a focus on energy and environmental matters, contract disputes, and complex commercial arbitrations. Stephanie has appeared at the Court of King's Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta, and has experience conducting matters before the Supreme Court of Canada. Stephanie has also conducted an array of disputes in domestic and international arbitration proceedings under various institutional and ad hoc rules. Stephanie’s arbitration experience includes dealing with significant energy disputes involving construction issues, joint venture operations, and operating agreements.

She has been admitted as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Prior to joining Osler, Stephanie was an associate with another prominent national law firm.

Representative Work

  • Acted in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada involving a stay of litigation in favour of arbitration in the context of insolvency proceedings.
  • Acted in a confidential international arbitration involving various issues arising from the construction of a food processing facility.
  • Acted in a confidential international arbitration involving the interpretation of revenue sharing terms in an operating agreement.
  • Acted in a confidential international arbitration involving various issues arising from the construction of a pier.
  • Acted in a confidential domestic arbitration involving the interpretation of revenue sharing terms in a joint venture agreement.
  • Advised a variety of individual clients on professional negligence issues.

Latest Insights

  • Blog Mar 12, 2024

    Just in: IBA updates 2024 Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration

    The International Bar Association has updated its Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration following broad consultation. Sonia...

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    Just in: IBA updates 2024 Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration
  • Blog Mar 11, 2024

    Skip the arbitration: mandatory arbitration clause in standard-form contract found unconscionable

    In Pokornik v. SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc, the Manitoba Court of Appeal has held that the arbitration clause in a standard form...

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    Skip the arbitration: mandatory arbitration clause in standard-form contract found unconscionable
  • Blog Nov 13, 2023

    Alberta Court finds non-party bound to arbitrate when enforcing contractual warranties

    A recent Alberta case found that beneficiaries of contractual warranties may be bound to arbitrate disputes arising from those contractual...

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    Alberta Court finds non-party bound to arbitrate when enforcing contractual warranties
  • Blog Oct 19, 2023

    Federal Court determines criteria for Court to appoint arbitrator

    For the first time, two parties asked the Federal Court to appoint an arbitrator under the federal Commercial Arbitration Act. Olivia Dixon,...

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    Federal Court determines criteria for Court to appoint arbitrator

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate and Commercial Litigation (Ones to Watch)

Community Involvement

  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board Member

Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

YCAP Spring Symposium
Moderator, “Making or Breaking Your Case: Tips, Tricks and Tools for Optimizing your Expert Evidence”, May 6, 2024


Credentials

Education

  • University of Calgary, BA, 2010 (with Distinction)
  • University of Calgary, BA, 2010 (with First Class Honours)
  • McGill University, BCL, 2015
  • McGill University, LLB, 2015

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners
  • Calgary Bar Association