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Gulu  Punia

Gulu Punia

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

2018 Benchmark Canada Named the "Emerging Talent of the Year"
2018 Benchmark Litigation General Commercial, Labor & Employment
2017 Benchmark Canada Named a "Litigation Star"
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Education

  • LLB University of Calgary
  • BA University of Calgary

Community involvement

  • Instructor, Oral Advocacy, Alberta Bar Admission Course
  • Volunteer, University of Calgary Student Legal Assistance Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Calgary Between Friends Club for Youth with Disabilities
  • Former member of Board of Directors, Calgary Between Friends Club
  • Chair, Fasken Martineau High School Mock Trial Competition

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Instructor Trial Advocacy, University of Calgary Faculty of Law
  • Volunteer Judge Student Legal Assistance Trial Competition, University of Calgary Faculty of Law
  • Volunteer Judge McGillivray Moot Competition, University of Calgary
  • Judge Blackstone Moot Competition, University of Calgary
  • Instructor - Advanced Policy Studies 4443: Survey of Public and Private Law Principles, Mount Royal College
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
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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