Matthew practices complex, high-stakes corporate litigation, with an emphasis on energy, construction, and securities disputes.
Matthew has a proven track record of understanding and advancing clients’ corporate interests with a strategic and persistent focus on achieving their objectives, whether in the courts or by way of negotiated resolution. He always manages files with a view to ensuring efficient and cost-effective resolutions to disputes, often under alternative fee arrangements.
Matthew advises energy companies on environmental and climate change litigation risk. He regularly speaks and writes on climate change litigation in Canada and abroad.
Matthew also advises on commercial construction matters, acting on behalf of owners, contractors, and subcontractors.
Matthew is a member of Osler’s National Litigation Department and its energy (oil and gas), environmental, construction, and securities litigation teams. Some of Matthew’s recent non-confidential matters include:
- Representing Chemtrade Electrochem Inc. at trial and obtaining a $25M judgment, plus costs and interest, against Superior Plus Corporation;
- Representing Pure Environmental in multi-million dollar litigation in the Court of Queen’s Bench, including successfully defending summary dismissal proceedings;
- Successfully obtaining a permanent injunction for Shell Canada (as lead counsel) in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta;
- Successfully representing Trans Mountain Pipeline in injunction and civil contempt proceedings in the British Columbia Supreme Court;
- Acting for CNRL in multi-billion dollar litigation associated with the Horizon Oil Sands operation.
Matthew is called to the bar in both Alberta and British Columbia. He acts as counsel in complex commercial disputes in both provinces.