Zach Seymour
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9616

Zach is developing a practice specializing in labour and employment law. He regularly advises employers on wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, employment standards disputes and the implementation of workplace policies. Zach also has experience in commercial litigation and arbitration disputes, particularly in the construction industry. He has been lead counsel on builders' lien and surety disputes, as well as co-counsel on a large domestic commercial arbitration and on appeals of both domestic and international commercial arbitration awards.

Zach has appeared before the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, the Social Securities Tribunal and a domestic commercial arbitration tribunal.

Prior to joining Blakes, Zach articled and practised at another leading Canadian law firm.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Representative matters in which Zach has been involved include acting for:

  • A North American transportation company in a wrongful dismissal dispute

  • A multinational EPC contractor in a C$350-million domestic arbitration relating to the construction of a chemical plant

  • An EPC contractor on the appeal of a C$20-million domestic arbitration award relating to the construction of a ring road

  • A technology distributor on the appeal of an international arbitration award worth C$6-million

PUBLICATIONS
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Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers 15th Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, September 2018.
Co-author: Courts versus Private Arbitration: Arbitrators Can Decide Who Has Jurisdiction
International Law Office Article, Canada, January 18, 2018.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-speaker: Board Oversight of Harassment: The Internal Investigation Process
Institute of Corporate Directors Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, October 18, 2018.
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