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Aditya Badami


Aditya Badami


T:+1 403.267.8122

Aditya Badami focuses on complex commercial disputes and insolvency and restructuring. In addition, he has constitutional, estate, insurance coverage, and securities litigation experience. He works with energy and energy infrastructure companies, financial institutions, and accounting firms.

Mr. Badami has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, regularly appearing before the judges of the Commercial List. He has worked on matters before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Canada, the National Energy Board, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Securities Commission, and various arbitral tribunals. 

As an insolvency and restructuring lawyer, he works on a team to advise debtors, creditors, receivers and monitors in CCAA and BIA proceedings. As a securities litigator, he has experience in representing boards of directors in options backdating disputes, regulatory investigations, and in securities class actions.

In addition to maintaining his private practice, Mr. Badami is a lecturer at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, where he conducts a seminar on legal theory and commercial law. He also serves on the board of WordFest, a Calgary arts and culture organization, and Summit Leaders, a national not-for-profit organization founded to spark an interest in business and entrepreneurship among Canadian youth.

Mr. Badami previously practised at prominent international firms in Toronto and Calgary.

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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Toronto, 2012
    • B.A. (Hons.), McGill University, 2009
  • Representative experience

    Mr. Badami has acted recently for the following clients:

    • Ernst & Young, Alvarez & Marsal, and FTI Consulting Canada Inc. in various CCAA restructurings and BIA receiverships, including the Reid Built, Twin Butte, LGX, and Regent proceedings
    • Alberta Treasury Branches and National Bank of Canada in various receiverships, including the Northpoint, Kinwest, and Waldron proceedings
    • Brookfield Asset Management in defending a lawsuit appealled to the Supreme Court of Canada
    • TELUS in connection with various disputes
    • TransAlta in connection with various disputes and legal opinions
    • The University of Calgary in defence of an injunction brought by the students’ union in connection with use and ownership of MacEwan Hall
    • Kinder Morgan Canada in defence of a major pipeline project before the BC Supreme Court and in regulatory and litigation matters before the National Energy Board
    • Shell Canada in connection with various appellate proceedings related to significant energy projects before the Federal Court of Canada
    • Conoco Phillips in various contract disputes, including arbitral proceedings under the LCIA Rules to resolve a dispute between two joint-venture partners in a significant energy project
    • Various insurers in respect of coverage opinions
  • Admissions
    • Alberta 2014
    • Ontario 2013
  • Publications
  • Speaking engagements
    • Canadian Bar Association - Panel speaker on diversity in the legal profession
    • Wordfest - Panel moderator at "Sane Takes on an Insane World" event
  • Memberships and activities
    • Sessional Lecturer, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
    • Calgary Bar Association
    • Canadian Bar Association
      • Member of Council - Alberta Branch
      • Editorial Committee
    • Law Society of Upper Canada 
    • Law Society of Alberta
    • WordFest, Member of the Board of Directors
    • Summit Leaders, Member of the Board of Directors