Olivia Dixon

Olivia Dixon

Partner, Litigation

Contact Information


tel: 403.260.7038



Bar Admission

Alberta, 2008


Columbia University, LLM, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of Saskatchewan, JD, with distinction



Olivia Dixon is a corporate and commercial litigation lawyer with a primary focus on energy litigation, construction litigation and international commercial arbitration.

In her energy litigation practice, Olivia's experience includes complex contractual disputes involving leases, ownership interests, operating agreements and processing agreements. Olivia has also acted in litigation surrounding major resource projects, including judicial review applications, regulatory appeals, and environmental, administrative, constitutional, Charter and Indigenous claims. Olivia's construction litigation experience includes dealing with construction bonds (performance, bid and labour and materials bonds), and disputes that arise in the course of construction, such as scope changes and schedule changes. Finally, with respect to her international commercial arbitration practice, Olivia has experience in conducting arbitrations held under the auspices of the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules.

Olivia has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, the Federal Court of Appeal and in various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including domestic and international arbitration and mediation.  

Prior to joining Osler, Olivia articled and practised with another prominent national law firm.

  • Trans Mountain Canada Inc.

    Trans Mountain Canada Inc. in its successful defence of four judicial review applications at the Federal Court of Appeal, challenging the June 2019 federal approval (Order in Council) of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

  • Trans Mountain Canada Inc.

    Supreme Court of Canada rules in favour of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

  • Terra Nova Consortium

    Terra Nova Consortium in a challenge over its calculation of past and ongoing provincial royalties

  • Representing Kinder Morgan in various challenges to the federal approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project at the Federal Court of Appeal;

    Representing the Terra Nova Project (offshore Newfoundland) in a royalty dispute with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador;

    Representing Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. in the defence of various challenges brought by Bigstone Cree Nation to the 2017 NGTL System Expansion Project before the Federal Court of Appeal;

    Defending ConocoPhillips, Statoil, Anadarko, et al, in a multi-million dollar dispute with Geophysical Service Incorporated over seismic data use and fees;  

    Acted for an oil and gas company in a confidential contractual dispute regarding an offshore oil project, which was conducted under the auspices of the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules;

    Acted for the sellers of a privately-held corporation in a complex contractual claim involving alleged breaches of various representations and warranties arising from a multi-million dollar purchase and sale transaction;

    Acted in a lengthy trial involving a variety of complex property, contractual and other issues relating to the enforcement of a conservation easement agreement registered against private lands located in Alberta;

    Acted in various disputes, both litigated and arbitrated, involving major domestic and international construction projects and claims for delay and cost overruns;

    Acted in a confidential commercial arbitration involving a landlord/tenant dispute;

    Advised a variety of individual clients on professional negligence and other administrative law issues;

    Advised a variety of commercial clients in numerous contractual disputes.

  • Find More

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Litigation: General Commercial (Alberta)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada: Recognized as "Future Star"; "40 & Under List"

  • Arbitration Advocacy Alberta 2023

    Speaker, Traps/Pitfalls for the Unwary, November 22, 2023

  • Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society – Commercial Arbitration Conference

    Speaker, Hot Topics #1: Will we ever stop litigating about the applicable standard of review, May 3, 2023

  • California International Arbitration Week

    Speaker, Inclusion, Access, Community and Elimination of Bias in International Dispute Resolution in California and Abroad, March 14, 2023

  • Calgary Breakfast Seminar Series

    Speaker, Litigation Case Law Updates, Calgary , November 15, 2017

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • Young Women in Energy
  • Alberta Law Society
  • Calgary Bar Association