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About Mihai

Mihai has a broad corporate commercial litigation practice, with a focus on arbitration, contract disputes, construction law, shareholder disputes, and oil and gas law. He also assists clients with debt restructurings and realization processes, in court and in insolvency related transactions.

Mihai has appeared as lead counsel before the Alberta Court of Justice, the Court of King's Bench of Alberta, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Prior to joining Blakes, Mihai practised as an associate at an international law firm in Canada.

Select Experience

Select matters in which Mihai has been involved include representing:

  • A leading global chemical and technology company in litigation and arbitration respecting a breach of contract claim by the operator of a jointly owned ethylene manufacturing facility

  • A leading Canadian energy company in litigation respecting a C$1-billion acquisition of an interest in an Alberta oilsands project

  • An oilfield services company in arbitration proceedings in respect of a construction dispute relating to claims in excess of C$1-billion

  • The ad hoc group of bondholders, owed more than C$800-million, in the CCAA proceedings of a Canadian mining company

  • The liquidator and administrator in the winding-up proceedings of an Ontario credit union pursuant to the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act

  • The court appointed receiver of a British Columbia real estate developer

  • The court appointed monitor in the CCAA proceedings of an Alberta oil and gas services company

  • A secured creditor in the CCAA restructuring proceedings of a British Columbia mining company

Awards & Recognition

Mihai is recognized in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada – 2022–2024 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)

Professional Activities

Mihai is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2017
JD (With Distinction), University of Alberta – 2016
BA (With Distinction), University of Alberta – 2012
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