Michael McCachen, FCIArb
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9792

Mike specializes in dispute resolution with a focus on energy. He has very extensive trial experience in complex cases and represents clients with Canadian and worldwide interests in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Representative experience includes:

  • Royalty disputes
  • Domestic and international commercial arbitration of energy disputes; political risk insurance disputes respecting distressed foreign assets
  • Aboriginal disputes in an energy context, including constitutional issues involving aboriginal title and treaty rights
  • Contract and joint venture disputes in oil & gas and oil sands matters

  • Disputes respecting transportation, processing/upgrading, and marketing of oil and gas, bitumen and petrochemicals
  • Mike has advised clients in a variety of areas respecting the emerging cannabis industry in Canada, including occupational health and safety, employment and commercial issues
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Mike is recognized as a leading corporate and commercial litigation lawyer including by:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Director and Officer Liability)
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Dispute resolution: Alberta, Band 4)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star Awards - Michael was named a "BTI Client Service All-Star" for 2016 by The BTI Consulting Group, an independently researched and client-driven ranking agency. In order to become a BTI Client Service All-Star, corporate counsel must identify a lawyer who delivers exceptional client service.
  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys - 2015 Edition (recognizes Mike as a "Litigation Star" in "low profile but very high stakes arbitration proceedings")
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Cannabis, September 29, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Litigation and Dispute Resolution, June 9, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, October 8, 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Presenter: Dispute Resolution in Energy Mega-Projects - Stabilization Clauses: Maintaining Regulatory Stability During the Life of a Large Project
May 2015.
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