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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 is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

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

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2019 (Business Crime Defence)

  • 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.

Professional Appearances
  • Moderator: Anti-Corruption Investigations and Compliance – Practical Issues and New Developments
    International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 10-12, 2019.
  • Speaker: Internal Investigations: Digging Deeper
    Association of Corporate Counsel Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, March 14, 2019.
  • Speaker: Integrity Network: Internal Investigations
    Integrity Network and Transparency International Canada, Calgary, Alberta, March 12, 2019.
  • Speaker: From Incident to Informed Decision Making: Considerations for Initiating and Managing Internal Investigations
    ACC Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, November 6, 2018.
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2007
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2006
LL.B., University of Victoria - 2005
B.A., McGill University - 2001
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