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Emi is a partner at Peacock Linder Halt & Mack LLP. Emi graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1997. She practices exclusively in the area of corporate commercial litigation with an emphasis on oil and gas, employment, and other complex contractual disputes.

She has successfully represented clients from all aspects of the oil and gas sector. She has extensive experience in litigation involving operatorship disputes, operatorship challenges, and disputes involving CAPL, PJVA and PASC interpretations.

Emi has acted as counsel in arbitrations and mediations, before administrative tribunals and at all court levels including the Supreme Court of Canada.


Examples of some of Emi’s representative cases include:

  • Lead counsel in successful defence against mandatory injunction with respect to $100 million oil and gas project;
  • Lead counsel on precedent setting $6 million summary judgment case in Alberta involving oil and gas contract interpretation;
  • Successfully obtained injunctions to enforce restrictive covenants in employment contracts; and
  • Co-counsel in international arbitration involving assets valued over $1 billion.



  • Benchmark Top 25 Female Litigators in Canada
  • Benchmark Litigation Star
  • Benchmark Rising Star
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Recognised in LEXPERT’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in Canada
  • University of Toronto Arbor Award for outstanding alumni volunteer service tothe University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law Gordon Cressy Award for service and extracurricular involvement



  • Law Society of Alberta: Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Law Society of Alberta: Practice Review Committee
  • Law Society of Alberta Conduct Committee

Last updated August 2019