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Gulu Punia Calgary Lawyer

Gulu Punia

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Alberta, 2002
Language(s) English
Office(s) Calgary
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Overview

Gulu Punia is a leading commercial and employment litigator in Alberta, representing clients at all levels of Court in Alberta, including as lead counsel at trial before the Court of Queen's Bench.

From shareholder disputes and oppression remedies, to fraud claims and claims for breach of contract, Gulu acts for clients in obtaining extraordinary remedies such as attachment orders and Anton Piller orders in cases involving fraud.

As a Benchmark Canada “Litigation Star”, Gulu represents employers in wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, non-competition disputes including injunctions, breach of confidence claims, and complaints before human rights tribunals. He also obtains Anton Piller orders, Norwich orders and attachment orders against former employees on behalf of clients, and acts for employers in numerous labour arbitrations.

Practicing administrative law, and acting as both counsel to administrative bodies and on behalf parties appearing before them, he also represents parties in professional disciplinary matters.

When not practicing, Gulu volunteers as Chair of the Fasken High School Mock Trial Competition, which he has been involved in for many years. He has also taught trial advocacy at the University of Calgary and is a judge at the McGillivray Moot Competition and the Student Legal Aid Trial Competition.

Achievements

  • Recognized in Alberta as a Litigation Star in Commercial, Labor and Employment, Benchmark Litigation Canada 2017 to 2021
  • Named in Acritas Stars, Acritas Stars 2019 to 2021
  • General Commercial, Labour & Employment, Benchmark Litigation Canada 2018 to 2020

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education

Education

  • LLB University of Calgary
  • BA University of Calgary

Community involvement

  • Volunteer Judge Blackstone Moot Competition, University of Calgary
  • Former Member of Board of Directors Calgary Between Friends Club for Youth with Disabilities
  • Volunteer Counsellor Calgary Between Friends Club for Youth with Disabilities
  • Chair Fasken Martineau High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer Judge McGillivray Moot Competition, University of Calgary
  • Volunteer Judge Student Legal Assistance Trial Competition, University of Calgary Faculty of Law
  • Volunteer Student Legal Assistance Mock Trial Competition, University of Calgary

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Instructor Alberta Bar Admission Course, Oral Advocacy
  • Member Calgary Bar Association
  • Member Canadian Bar Association
  • Member Law Society of Alberta
  • Instructor Mount Royal University, Advanced Policy Studies 4443: Survey of Public and Private Law Principles
  • Instructor University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, Trial Advocacy

Knowledge

News

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Panel Discussion: “Legal Management in Tough Economic Times” 2016 CCCA National Conference location location Calgary
Civil Advocacy Series - Questioning Civil Advocacy Series - Questioning: Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) location location Calgary

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