Mr Randall W. Block QC > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1900, 520 – 3RD AVENUE SW

Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Oil & Gas




Partner in BLG’s Commercial Litigation Group. Specializes in all forms of dispute resolution in the energy and oil & gas industries, including regulatory proceedings, commercial litigation, and arbitration. Has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Energy Regulator, National Energy Board, and various arbitral panels. Has also sat as an arbitrator. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Has written and lectured on various issues in oil & gas law and major energy and oil sand project development. Emphasis on regulatory proceedings, corporate/commercial litigation, and arbitration related to energy and corporate/commercial disputes. Recognized in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada for dispute resolution and oil & gas. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006. Also recognized as the 2017 Calgary Oil & Gas Law Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada.




Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Called to the Alberta bar, 1985. LLB, University of Alberta, 1984.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals: Alberta)

Randall Block QCBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP‘s dispute resolution offering has a strong presence across the country, where it acts for a broad client base that includes multinationals and domestic heavy-hitters from a variety of industries. In Western Canada, the Calgary office is frequently engaged in commercial litigation and regulatory disputes in the energy and oil and gas sectors, with Randall Block a standout lawyer in that office, along with regional group manager Michael Marion. Class actions are among the strengths of the firm’s disputes group in Vancouver, where Brad Dixon was part of a cross-region team acting for the Bank of Nova Scotia in certified competition class action litigation relating to merchant acceptance fees in credit card transactions. Transportation law, environmental law and insurance claim defence are among the team’s other strengths in British Columbia; Robert Deane and Michelle Maniago have been particularly active in these areas and others recently. David Di Paolo heads the national dispute resolution group from the Toronto office and specializes in securities litigation, class actions and shareholder disputes, and senior counsel Guy Pratte, noted for his expertise in class actions and complex constitutional law, splits his time between Ontario and Quebec. A dedicated fraud law group distinguishes the Montréal office in the market, and it is also recommended for its strengths in bilingual class actions. Mathieu Piché-Messier and Patrick Plante are among the key contacts there.