Chad Babiuk practices civil and commercial dispute resolution and advocacy. He represents individual and corporate clients in disputes arising from a broad range of commercial transactions, in product liability and professional negligence claims, and in regulatory investigations or other public law litigation. Mr. Babiuk is also well known for his experience in employment, defamation and privacy law.
Mr. Babiuk attended the University of Calgary for undergraduate and graduate studies before earning his law degree in 2005. He joined Code Hunter in 2006 and became a partner of the firm in 2012. Mr. Babiuk has appeared as trial or appeal counsel before superior courts in several provincial jurisdictions and the Federal Court of Canada, before various administrative boards and tribunals including the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, the Alberta Surface Rights Board, the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and in professional discipline, municipal planning and development matters. Mr. Babiuk also has considerable experience in the conduct of private arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes.
Mr. Babiuk serves as an advising lawyer and is an alumnus of the Board of Directors of Student Legal Assistance, a non-profit charity that offers pro bono legal services through the volunteer efforts of law students at the University of Calgary. He is also a volunteer instructor with the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and teaches the oral advocacy component of Alberta’s bar admission course and practicum (CPLED).
Mr. Babiuk is an active volunteer with Hockey Calgary, serving as a minor hockey coach and member of Hockey Calgary’s Special Discipline and Appeals Committee.
B.A. (Honours), 2000, University of Calgary
M.A. Candidacy, 2000-2002, University of Calgary
LL.B., 2005, University of Calgary
Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association
Calgary Bar Association
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
The Advocates’ Society
Areas of Practice
Mr. Babiuk’s areas of practice include:
- Commercial contracts and dispute resolution
- Corporate governance and shareholder rights
- Construction litigation
- Employment and fiduciary law
Tort and Insurance
- Product liability, negligence and mass torts
- Subrogation and coverage
- Class and representative proceedings
- Wrongful death and catastrophic injury
- Privacy and access to information
- Defamation and injurious falsehood
- Media and technology
- Regulatory compliance, audit and enforcement
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Criminal Tax Evasion and securities fraud