Paul Edwards is a partner in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG practising in the field of commercial litigation with a particular interest in the resolution of disputes outside of the court process.
He has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal in numerous commercial actions and appeals on issues of corporate and commercial law, contractual and statutory interpretation, oil and gas law, constitutional law and aspects of administrative law that pertain to the energy industry. He has represented a large number of oil and gas producers, land owners and concerned citizens on issues such as: the interpretation of grants and the classification of mineral rights, the continuation and expiration of mineral leases, the rights of royalty-holders, independent operations, pre-emptive rights and prohibitions against assignment, the presence and scope of fiduciary duties and the duty of good faith in contractual performance.
He is the author or co-author of a number of papers on energy-related subjects, evidentiary issues and employment law issues.
Paul has a particular interest in helping clients understand that they are entitled to expect a high standard of commercial integrity from governments, partners and others, just as they must consistently adhere to such standards themselves.
Paul does extensive volunteer work with Scouts Canada and has served on the boards of various charities. Within Gowling WLG, he is committed to helping the firm continue to be a fun and rewarding workplace for all its employees. He is a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Council and an adviser under the firm’s Respect in the Workplace Policy.