Liam Kelley
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9687

Liam's practice involves all aspects of corporate/commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He has experience in a variety of areas including oil and gas, power, construction, insurance and agriculture.

Liam also maintains an active practice relating to business crimes and anti-corruption investigations/compliance.

Prior to joining Blakes, Liam obtained experience in sports arbitration and dispute resolution. As a case manager with the Sport Solution legal clinic at Western University, he advised Canadian national team athletes on a variety of sport-related disputes. Liam has also spent time in Europe working in the area of international sports arbitration, where he was involved with several matters before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


Recent representative matters in which Liam has been involved include:

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Assisted with arbitration proceedings on behalf of a global energy company in connection with a contractual dispute over an off-shore oil field project
  • Assisted with the defence of a corporate officer in litigation arising from a contractual dispute involving possible fraud relating to the authenticity of signatures
  • Conducted extensive and complex document review in connection with international arbitration proceedings relating to a C$500-million insurance claim arising from oil sands construction activity in Alberta
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence in connection with a large transaction in the aviation industry

Transactional Work

  • Assisted in representing Cenovus Energy Inc. in connection with the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Heritage Royalty Limited Partnership to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan for C$3.3-billion
  • Assisted in representing Freehold Royalties Ltd. in connection with its C$318-million acquisition of royalty production and mineral title lands from Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

  • Assisted in representing LNG Canada Development Inc. in connection with its arrangements with TransCanada Corporation to design, build, own and operate the proposed coastal GasLink pipeline project