Aditya M. Badami
Aditya Badami’s practice encompasses complex commercial disputes and insolvency and restructuring. He works primarily in the energy and financial sectors. In addition, he has significant constitutional, estate, and securities litigation experience.
Mr. Badami has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (Commercial List) and the Alberta Court of Appeal, and has worked on matters before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Canada, the National Energy Board, the Alberta Utilities 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 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.
Mr. Badami previously practised at prominent international firms in Toronto and Calgary.
Year of call
J.D., University of Toronto, 2012
B.A (Hons.), McGill University, 2009
Selected client work
Mr. Badami has acted recently for the following clients:
- Ernst & Young and FTI Consulting Canada Inc. in various CCAA restructurings and BIA receiverships
- The University of Calgary in defence of an injunction brought by the students’ union in connection with use and ownership of MacEwan Hall
- Brookfield Asset Management in an appeal from a summary dismissal application
- 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
- Prosper Petroleum in litigation arising out of a project regulatory approval before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- TransAlta in defence of allegations of anti-competitive acts and improper trading before the Alberta Utilities Commission
- An ex-CEO of a publicly traded company in defence of a multi-jurisdictional securities class action
- Laricina Energy Ltd and GasFrac Energy Services in connection with CCAA proceedings
Memberships and activities
- Calgary Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Member of Council - Alberta Branch
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Law Society of Alberta
Alberta’s oil and gas regulatory regime has once again clashed with the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act..
June 27, 2016
The uncertainty in the energy sector understandably has oil and gas companies engaged in joint operations and joint venture projects on edge. .
April 08, 2016