Matthew Epp

Associé

Calgary
MEpp@blg.com
403.232.9712

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For 20 years, Matthew has practised exclusively in the area of civil litigation. His advice is regularly requested in complex commercial litigation ranging from class actions, to shareholders disputes to regulatory matters involving the investment industry.

Matthew acts as lead counsel for large corporations in front of industry tribunals, including the Law Society of Alberta, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Alberta Securities Commission, and the Real Estate Council of Alberta.

He has been involved in significant arbitral proceedings, including those in the electricity and real estate development industries, as well as general corporate/commercial matters including employment issues.

Experience

  • Acted as counsel on one of the largest market manipulation matters in Canada.
  • Acted as counsel to a Calgary businessman charged with insider training, which resulted in an acquittal.
  • Acted as counsel on arbitral matters involving Power Purchase Arrangements where millions of dollars were at issue.
  • Successfully represented a client during arbitration on a matter involving rights under a Land Purchase Agreement worth over $25 million.
  • Advise in-house counsel in matters arising from insider trading allegations.
  • Successfully defended a client in class action proceedings in which claims over $50 million were made.
  • Advises both Exempt Market Dealers and IIROC member firms on matters of compliance, and provides counsel on regulatory investigations and civil litigation.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the National Exempt Market Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Litigation — Securities).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Canada as a “Litigation Star” (Securities).
  • Recognized by Alberta Benchmark Rating as a Litigation Star (Securities).
  • Recognized by Alberta Benchmark Rating as a Future Litigation Star.
  • Recognized by Lexpert® as a "Repeatedly Recommended" Leading Practitioner, Litigation — Securities.
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a Leading Practitioner in Securities Litigation.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 1996
  • LLB, Université de l'Alberta, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Université de Calgary, 1992