Caireen Hanert 

Caireen Hanert

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.231.8393
e: caireen.hanert@mcmillan.ca

overview

Caireen is a member in the firm's Advocacy Group. Her practice is focused on commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on energy and resource matters, securities issues, shareholder disputes, commercial fraud matters and breach of contract matters generally. Caireen also practices insolvency and restructuring litigation.

Caireen represents a diverse group of clients, including major and junior resource companies, oil and gas service companies and trusts, major land holding corporations and developers, international retailers, and financial institutions. In particular, Caireen has wide-ranging experience as counsel in energy industry disputes, including CAPL contract matters, gas supply contracts, oil and gas facilities and processing contracts, operator disputes, royalty disputes, accounting disputes and disputes in relation to fiduciary duties. Caireen also acts for both secured and unsecured creditors in insolvency proceedings.

Caireen has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta, as well as before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Prior to McMillan, she practiced at another national law firm for several years. 

In addition to her practice, Caireen serves as Vice Chair of the Western Canada chapter of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Network (IWIRC).

Presentations

Case Law Update – Privacy Class Actions
Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Publications

Redwater Energy - Take 3
Appeal Dismissed: Decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy of BIA
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness
First Nations' Ownership of Energy Infrastructure Through Public-Private Partnerships
Best Practices in Negotiating and Implementing Impact Benefit Agreements
Best Practices in Negotiating and Implementing Impact Benefit Agreements
Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta
New Rules for Asset Sales by Insolvent Producers (at least for now)
Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

News

Caireen Hanert joins McMillan's Calgary office

Education

  • University of Calgary, LL.B - 2000
  • University of British Columbia, B.Sc - 1992

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2001

Practices

class actions
business litigation
data breach and privacy litigation
appellate advocacy
security enforcement
restructuring and insolvency
fraud law
construction litigation
securities litigation
intellectual property litigation

Industries

commercial real estate
applied technology
banking, finance and insurance
energy
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • American Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Energy Law Foundation
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • CREW Calgary
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Caireen is a member in the firm's Advocacy Group. Her practice is focused on commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on energy and resource matters, securities issues, shareholder disputes, commercial fraud matters and breach of contract matters generally. Caireen also practices insolvency and restructuring litigation.

Caireen represents a diverse group of clients, including major and junior resource companies, oil and gas service companies and trusts, major land holding corporations and developers, international retailers, and financial institutions. In particular, Caireen has wide-ranging experience as counsel in energy industry disputes, including CAPL contract matters, gas supply contracts, oil and gas facilities and processing contracts, operator disputes, royalty disputes, accounting disputes and disputes in relation to fiduciary duties. Caireen also acts for both secured and unsecured creditors in insolvency proceedings.

Caireen has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta, as well as before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Prior to McMillan, she practiced at another national law firm for several years. 

In addition to her practice, Caireen serves as Vice Chair of the Western Canada chapter of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Network (IWIRC).
November 2017
Redwater Energy - Take 3

Insolvency Bulletin

February 2017
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness

Annual Review of Insolvency Law
Authorized by Tushara Weerasooriya, Adam Maerov, Kourtney Rylands and Caireen Hanert

February 2017
First Nations' Ownership of Energy Infrastructure Through Public-Private Partnerships

Journal of Aboriginal Management
Co-authored with Caireen Hanert, Nika Robinson and Jemison Jackson

October 2016
Best Practices in Negotiating and Implementing Impact Benefit Agreements

Journal of Aboriginal Management
Co-authored with Caireen Hanert and Jemison Jackson

October 2016
Best Practices in Negotiating and Implementing Impact Benefit Agreements

Journal of Aboriginal Management
Co-authored with Nika Robinson and Jemison Jackson

2012
Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers
Co-author, Alberta Law Review, Vol 50, No 2
November 14, 2017
Updates on the Case Law
McMillan's Second Annual Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Seminar, Toronto, Ontario
November 3, 2016
Case Law Update – Privacy Class Actions
McMillan Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Seminar, Toronto, Ontario
June 2012
Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers
Presenter, Canadian Energy Law Foundation 51st Annual Jasper Research Seminar, Jasper, Alberta