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Birch Miller

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Recent representative matters with respect to which Birch has provided key employment and privacy 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

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

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

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

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its agreement to sell its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation for C$1.13-billion

  • Agrium Inc. on its proposed US$36-billion merger of equals transaction with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

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

Awards & Recognition

Birch is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Employment & Labour)

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Employment)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Labour & Employment)

Professional Activities

Birch is a member of The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association. She is also the former chair of the Canadian Bar Association's Privacy and Access section.

Birch is an active volunteer in the area of domestic violence, and provides pro bono legal services to organizations dedicated to domestic violence causes. She is a former director of Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society.

Birch serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE).

Professional Appearances
  • Co-speaker: Waking Up from COVID-19
    Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar, Calgary, Alberta, May 20, 2020.
  • Panel Speaker: Coping with COVID-19: Business Strategies
    Wello Virtual Healthcare Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, April 14, 2020.
  • Speaker: Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, June 26, 2019.
  • Panel Member: Recent Developments in Labour and Employment Law
    Blakes Labour & Employment Client Seminar Toronto, Ontario, June 20, 2019.
  • Panel Speaker: The Law, Cannabis Use, & You
    University of Alberta Privacy and Access Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, June 12-14, 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: Board Oversight of Harassment: The Internal Investigation Process
    Institute of Corporate Directors Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, October 18, 2018.
  • Panel Speaker: Employment Contracts Re-Cast
    Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers 15th Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, September 2018.
  • Co-speaker: General Data Protection Regulation: What You Need to Know
    Employment Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Calgary, Alberta, March 26, 2018.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Alberta employers face new leaves
    Interviewed by Sarah Dobson, Canadian HR Reporter Weekly, January 10, 2018.
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2004
LL.B., University of Saskatchewan - 2003
B.A., University of Victoria - 1999
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