Caireen E. Hanert's practice is focused on commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on energy and resources matters, securities issues, shareholder disputes and breach of contract matters generally. Caireen also practises insolvency and restructuring litigation.
Caireen represents a diverse group of clients, including major and junior resource companies, oil and gas service companies and trusts, major land holding corporations and developers, international retailers, and financial institutions. In particular, Caireen has wide-ranging experience as counsel in energy industry disputes, including CAPL contract matters, gas supply contracts, oil and gas facilities and processing contracts, operator disputes, royalty disputes, accounting disputes and disputes in relation to fiduciary duties. Caireen also has experience acting for both secured and unsecured creditors in insolvency proceedings.
Caireen has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta as well as before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. She joined Heenan Blaikie in 2006 after having practised with another national law firm for several years.
In addition to her practice, Caireen is active within the community, including serving as a Director of WordFest: Banff Calgary International Writers Festival.
- LL.B., University of Calgary, 2000
- B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 1992
- Calgary Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Canadian Energy Law Foundation
- International Bar Association
- International Womens Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
- Turnaround Management Association (TMA)