Sarah Nykolaishen
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9742

Sarah's interests and practice focus on corporate and commercial litigation, arbitration and advocacy before energy regulators. Sarah has experience in a variety of areas, including oil and gas litigation, administrative law, contract disputes and environmental and aboriginal law.

Sarah has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the National Energy Board and the Alberta Surface Rights Board. She has also assisted with proceedings before the Federal Court of Appeal, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Alberta Utilities Commission and the British Columbia Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal.

Prior to joining Blakes, Sarah completed articles of clerkship at the Alberta Court of Appeal.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Acting for a major oil and gas company in a judicial review involving oil sands royalty issues

  • Acting for a major pipeline corporation in a multimillion-dollar arbitrated dispute involving a natural gas liquids extraction facility and contractual interpretation issues

  • Acting for a multinational oil and gas company in a multimillion-dollar arbitrated disputed involving a co-generation facility and contractual interpretation issues

  • Assisting a major oil and gas company on environmental contamination and remediation matters involving the Alberta Energy Regulator

  • Successfully defeating an application for summary judgment in environmental litigation

  • Advising clients on the process to obtain right-of-entry orders from the Alberta Surface Rights Board

  • Representing transmission line and pipeline companies in compensation-related hearings before the Alberta Surface Rights Board

  • Acting for an alternative energy company in noise complaint proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission

  • Assisting a major pipeline corporation in tolls and tariffs proceedings before the National Energy Board

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