Andrew Pozzobon

Partner

Calgary
APozzobon@blg.com
403.232.9520

Andrew maintains a broad civil litigation practice. He focuses on:

  • securities litigation
  • regulatory enforcement
  • oil and gas litigation
  • shareholder disputes

He also maintains a labour and employment practice. He routinely acts for employers on wrongful termination cases, breaches of restrictive covenants, human rights complaints and workers’ compensation matters. He has also been involved in a number of Occupational Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions.

Andrew regularly appears before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, and various commercial arbitrators and administrative tribunals (including the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation). Andrew has also appeared before the Courts in British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Andrew provides legal services through a Law Corporation.

Experience

  • Ruel v Rebonne, 2022 ABQB 271 – successful at trial in enforcing a non-competition covenant against a vendor of a business, which included an award for breach of contract and aggravated damages. 
  • Successfully obtained an injunction for a company against a former employee related to breaches of restrictive covenants.
  • Successfully obtained an injunction for a company against a former employee preventing the employee from making defamatory comments about the company to its investors.
  • Kuzoff v Talisman Peru BV Sucursal del Peru, 2020 ABQB 424 – successful in seeking double costs following dismissal of a claim for breach of contract and wrongful dismissal.
  • Kuzoff v Talisman Peru BV Sucursal del Peru, 2020 ABQB 111 – successful dismissal of an appeal of a claim for breach of contract and wrongful dismissal.
  • Corbett v River Spirit Development Co Limited Partnership, 2018 ABQB 19 – successful in seeking a declaration that the terms of a partnership agreement could not be modified.
  • Inayat v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc. (Eminata Group), 2017 ABPC 124 – successful in a dismissal of an employee’s claim for wrongful dismissal.
  • Stangenberg v Bellamy Software, 2016 ABQB 160 – successful in opposing an application for summary judgment for wrongful dismissal.
  • SterlingCapitalBrokers Ltd. acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Riverview Insurance Solutions Inc.
     

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Coordinator/volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project
  • Volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG)
  • Volunteer, Children’s Legal & Educational Resource Centre
  • Volunteer, QB Amicus Project
  • Board of directors, Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2013
  • JD, University of Ottawa, 2012
  • MBA, Centenary College, 2010
  • PG, Sheridan College, 2008
  • BA (Hons.), Carleton University, 2005