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EMS – “Limitation Periods in the Oil and Gas Industry”


“Limitation Periods in the Oil and Gas Industry”


PJVA Members – Free
Non-members $10 +gst


Robert Martz and Paul Chiswell of Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP will give a legal overview of Alberta's Limitations Act as it applies in the oil and gas industry and address questions. What is the time limit to bring a claim? The Limitations Act sets the time limit when the "books are closed", although many JV agreements extend the time limit. How is the industry handling "leftover" items, including forgotten invoices, stale invoices, discovery of a systemic error, uncompleted 13th month adjustments, and unresolved audit queries?

Paul Chiswell
Paul Chiswell is a Partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. Paul specializes in complex, high-stakes corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, including oil and gas disputes. He has appeared before trial and appellate courts in Alberta, British Columbia, the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Robert Martz
Robert Martz is a Partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP with a diverse practice that includes complex commercial, construction, and oil and gas litigation and arbitration work before national and international tribunals. Robert has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta representing clients in a wide range of matters and at the Supreme Court of Canada.


March 23, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Registration: Click here to register!

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