Brendan MacArthur-Stevens
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9603

Brendan has a broad commercial and civil litigation practice. He has experience in a variety of areas, including insurance coverage and defence, intellectual property litigation, franchise disputes, oil and gas litigation, and aboriginal law.

He completed his J.D. at the University of Toronto, where he was elected President of the Students' Law Society. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Cecil A. Wright Dean's Key and the James B. Milner Bronze Medal.

Brendan was a Summer Student at Blakes in 2012 and 2013 at the Firm's Toronto office. Before returning to the Firm in Calgary, he clerked for the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and then for the Honourable Justice Andromache Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada.


Recent matters in which Brendan has been involved include:

  • Successfully representing a large energy services company in a five-week intellectual property trial in the Federal Court of Canada, involving both patent infringement and patent validity issues (reported at Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. v. Essential Energy Services Ltd. 2017 FC 1111)
  • Assisting a multinational corporation in enforcing and objecting to requests from foreign courts for international assistance in both criminal and civil proceedings, including requests under Canada’s Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act
  • Advising a large company with respect to plan of arrangement proceedings before the Yukon Supreme Court and the Yukon Court of Appeal
  • Advising a public body regarding its statutory powers under its home statute and its disclosure obligations under Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
  • Advising a global hotel group with respect to defending urgent injunction proceedings
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