Lucy L'Hirondelle

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Lucy L'Hirondelle

Lucy L'Hirondelle

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Biography

Lucy L'Hirondelle is a senior associate in our litigation group. She primarily handles commercial and aboriginal matters for clients in the energy industry, contractual disputes, securities and financial services disputes and various employment matters for management. Lucy also has experience conducting third-party investigations.

Lucy has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, and is familiar with Federal Court procedures through her work on files that went before the Federal Court of Canada.


Professional experience

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J.D., Dalhousie University, 2012 with Distinction

B.A., University of Calgary, 2009 with Distinction

  • Alberta 2013

Clients for whom Ms. L'Hirondelle has acted as a member of the legal team include:

  • A confidential international arbitration involving a supply chain dispute
  • Chevron Corp. in defence against attempts to enforce in Canada a US$9.5 billion judgment obtained against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador, a judgment found, after a trial in the United States, to have been obtained by fraud and corruption and is also being challenged before an international arbitration tribunal. The initial issue is whether the Ontario court has jurisdiction to hear the claim when Chevron Corporation has never had any presence or assets in the province
  • The Government of Canada in several multibillion dollar oil- and gas‑related claims brought by several Alberta First Nations
  • The developer and producer of an oil and gas company and a leading Canadian petroleum company in defence against a multimillion dollar claim for alleged violation of seismic data agreements and licences
  • One of the largest producers of crude oil from Canada's oil sands with regard to royalty audit claims
  • The special committee of a major retail supplier of agricultural products with its proxy battle
  • A US‑based oil and gas company in litigation proceedings regarding a share and asset purchase and sale agreement
  • A railway company in litigation regarding an option agreement and subsequent preparation of the appeal
  • Management in employment litigation regarding the breach of a restrictive covenant  (acted as the second chair in the Alberta Court of Appeal)

 

  • Dean's List Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, 2009-2012     
  • Robert E. Bamford Memorial Prize, 2012: Awarded for academic excellence and commitment to the law school community
  • R.A. Smith Prize in Advocacy, 2012: Awarded for first place combined standing in Civil Procedure and Oral Advocacy
  • McInnes Cooper Internet and Media Law Prize, 2012: Awarded for first-place standing in Internet and Media Law     
  • Allistair Fraser Scholarship, 2011: Awarded for academic excellence
  • McCarthy Tétrault Leadership Award, 2010: Awarded for academic excellence, exhibiting leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award, 2010
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Calgary representative for the National LGBTA Committee
  • Amicus curiae at Alberta Court of Queen's Bench