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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon Partner | Calgary
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Among the matters in which Michael has been involved are the following:

  • Defended a large U.S. company, and its Canadian subsidiary, against a number of Criminal Code charges alleging bribery of public officials.

  • Conducted international anticorruption investigations for a number of multinational clients in relation to allegations of improper payments to government officials in South America, Central America, Africa and Asia

  • Designed and implemented numerous anticorruption programs for multinational corporations

  • Defended fraud and other related charges

  • Defended clients faced with investigations and prosecutions arising from fatalities and serious workplace injuries

  • Assisted clients in responding to Alberta Securities Commission investigations

  • Represented a large company in a C$50-million arbitration

  • Acted in a commercial arbitration relating to pipeline construction standards and deficiencies

  • Acted in disputes involving Crown and freehold royalties

  • Acted in coverage disputes relating to faulty design and workmanship exclusions, and provided coverage advice with respect to historical and "long tail" insurance claims and in relation to political risk insurance in high risk foreign energy jurisdictions

Awards & Recognition

Michael has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Dispute Resolution)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2022 (Investigations)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2022 (Business Crime Defence, Investigations)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Recognized as a leading lawyer to watch in Litigation – Corporate Commercial)

  • Global Investigation Review's 40 under 40 (Recognized in 2014 as a leading investigations specialist)

Professional Activities

Michael is a member of both the Calgary and Canadian bar associations.


Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2007
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2006
LLB, University of Victoria – 2005
BA, McGill University – 2001

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