de Lobe Lederman
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9798

de Lobe practises in all areas of labour and employment law. He regularly advises employers on wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, restrictive covenants, employment standards disputes, labour relations, human rights complaints and the development and implementation of workplace policies.  His practice also covers all aspects of pensions, benefits and executive compensation law, including plan design, compliance, administration and implementation. He frequently advises organizations about how such issues impact corporate transactions.

In addition, de Lobe maintains an active privacy practice, advising employers on matters such as access to information requests, data breach response protocols and the impact of anti-spam legislation.

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Representative transactions on which de Lobe has provided employment, labour and privacy-related advice include:

  • Heartland Generation Ltd., an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners, on its C$835-million acquisition of Canadian Utilities Ltd.’s natural gas and coal electricity generation interests in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, the largest private equity investment in the energy sector in 2019 in Canada

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its proposed C$2.3-billion acquisition by Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • WestJet Airlines Ltd. on its acquisition by Onex Corporation for approximately C$5-billion

  • ClearStream Energy Services Inc. on its acquisition of certain assets from AECOM Production Services Ltd. and concurrent equity financing

  • Trinidad Drilling Ltd. with respect to the hostile take-over bid made by Ensign Energy Services Inc.

  • Kinder Morgan Canada on its C$4.5-billion sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project to the Government of Canada

  • International Petroleum Corporation in connection with its acquisition of BlackPearl Resources Inc. for approximately C$675-million

  • Laricina Energy Ltd. in its support of the take-over bid by Canadian Natural Resources Limited for all common shares and follow on change of control offer for Laricina’s senior notes

  • Trican Well Service Ltd. on its combination with Canyon Services Group Inc. at a transaction value of approximately C$637-million

  • Painted Pony Energy Ltd. on its acquisition of UGR Blair Creek Ltd. and its natural gas assets in the Montney in northeast British Columbia

PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Employee Snooping: The Rise of Little Brother in the Workplace (Privacy)
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, September 13, 2019.
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers 15th Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, September 2018.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-speaker: Cyber Preparedness: A Multidisciplinary Approach and Tabletop Exercise
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Calgary Petroleum Club, Calgary, Alberta, November 26, 2019.
Co-speaker: Cybersecurity: Data, Data Governance, Contracting and Risk Mitigation
Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Calgary, Alberta, November 21, 2019.
Co-speaker: Employee Snooping: The Rise of Little Brother in the Workplace (Privacy)
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, September 13, 2019.
Panel Member: Recent Developments in Labour and Employment Law
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, June 20, 2019.
Co-speaker: Prominent and Commonly Misunderstood Aspects of Written Employment Agreements
CPHR HR Law Conference, Calgary, Alberta, February 5, 2019.
Co-speaker: Prevent, Preserve and Protect: Mock Breach in the Risky Business of Cybersecurity
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, November 23, 2018.
Co-speaker: Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 8, 2018.
Co-speaker: General Data Protection Regulation: What You Need to Know
Employment Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Calgary, Alberta, March 26, 2018.
Co-speaker: Cybersecurity: Pre-Breach Preparedness and Post-Breach Duties
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, October 5, 2017.
Co-speaker: The Employment Agreement: 15 Under 15
Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Calgary, Alberta, April 26, 2017.
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