Ms Rachel Howie > Dentons > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
850 - 2ND STREET SW
15TH FLOOR, BANKERS COURT
CALGARY, ALBERTA T2P 0R8
Canada

Work Department

Environment and Natural Resources; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Energy

Position

Partner

Career

Rachel is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group and is also a member of Dentons’ National ADR Practice Group. She is called to the bar in Alberta and Ontario, and in 2012, Rachel obtained her LL.M. with a specialization in natural resources, energy and environmental law from the University of Calgary where her research focused on fair and equitable treatment in international investment agreements and Alberta’s regulation of oil sands royalties. Rachel’s dispute resolution practice focuses on energy, environmental and commercial arbitration and litigation. Her experience includes domestic and international arbitrations and litigation involving environmental issues, such as the abandonment and remediation of contaminated sites and landowner claims regarding water and soil contamination, along with breach of contract claims, issues of operatorship, joint venture obligations and accounting and audit rights. Rachel also advises clients on various forms of dispute resolution provisions and dispute resolution language for commercial agreements. Rachel has experience as counsel in shareholder disputes, product liability claims, professional negligence and liability matters and in defending defamation claims. She has appeared before the Provincial Court (Civil), Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal of Alberta. Rachel is a volunteer with the Pro Bono Duty Counsel project at the Provincial Court (Civil) and with the Pro Bono Amicus project at Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. She is also the Chair of Dentons Calgary’s Diversity Committee.

Languages

English

Memberships

Education

University of Calgary, 2012, LL.M.
University of Ottawa, 2006, LL.B. (cum laude)
University of Calgary, 2003, B.A. (History) and B.A. (International Relations)

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Dispute resolution: Alberta

(Next Generation Partners)

Rachel HowieDentons

Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, enjoys an active presence across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, operating across a varied spectrum of corporate, white-collar, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare disputes, among many others. Gordon Tarnowsky is one of the market’s most seasoned energy and oil and gas specialists and works from the Calgary office alongside co-head of the national practice, Rachel Howie, who is principally active within the mining, natural resources and energy sectors. In Toronto, Matthew Fleming has forged a prominent reputation for class action, professional and product liability, regulatory and securities-related disputes meanwhile Vancouver-based Emma Irving, an up-and-coming partner, is acclaimed for her work on contract and transactional litigation, class actions and personal injury defence. At the Montreal office, local practice head Margaret Weltrowska holds distinct expertise in franchising litigation and is supported by Erica Shadeed, a senior associate with notable experience in insurance, general commercial, consumer protection and regulatory disputes.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Quebec

Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, enjoys an active presence across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, operating across a varied spectrum of corporate, white-collar, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare disputes, among many others. Gordon Tarnowsky is one of the market’s most seasoned energy and oil and gas specialists and works from the Calgary office alongside co-head of the national practice, Rachel Howie, who is principally active within the mining, natural resources and energy sectors. In Toronto, Matthew Fleming has forged a prominent reputation for class action, professional and product liability, regulatory and securities-related disputes meanwhile Vancouver-based Emma Irving, an up-and-coming partner, is acclaimed for her work on contract and transactional litigation, class actions and personal injury defence. At the Montreal office, local practice head Margaret Weltrowska holds distinct expertise in franchising litigation and is supported by Erica Shadeed, a senior associate with notable experience in insurance, general commercial, consumer protection and regulatory disputes.

Canada > Dispute resolution: British Columbia

Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, enjoys an active presence across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, operating across a varied spectrum of corporate, white-collar, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare disputes, among many others. Gordon Tarnowsky is one of the market’s most seasoned energy and oil and gas specialists and works from the Calgary office alongside co-head of the national practice, Rachel Howie, who is principally active within the mining, natural resources and energy sectors. In Toronto, Matthew Fleming has forged a prominent reputation for class action, professional and product liability, regulatory and securities-related disputes meanwhile Vancouver-based Emma Irving, an up-and-coming partner, is acclaimed for her work on contract and transactional litigation, class actions and personal injury defence. At the Montreal office, local practice head Margaret Weltrowska holds distinct expertise in franchising litigation and is supported by Erica Shadeed, a senior associate with notable experience in insurance, general commercial, consumer protection and regulatory disputes.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Ontario

Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, enjoys an active presence across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, operating across a varied spectrum of corporate, white-collar, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare disputes, among many others. Gordon Tarnowsky is one of the market’s most seasoned energy and oil and gas specialists and works from the Calgary office alongside co-head of the national practice, Rachel Howie, who is principally active within the mining, natural resources and energy sectors. In Toronto, Matthew Fleming has forged a prominent reputation for class action, professional and product liability, regulatory and securities-related disputes meanwhile Vancouver-based Emma Irving, an up-and-coming partner, is acclaimed for her work on contract and transactional litigation, class actions and personal injury defence. At the Montreal office, local practice head Margaret Weltrowska holds distinct expertise in franchising litigation and is supported by Erica Shadeed, a senior associate with notable experience in insurance, general commercial, consumer protection and regulatory disputes.