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Christie Eze, Senior Associate – Calgary Employment Lawyer Interview – Osuji & Smith Calgary Employment Lawyers

Calgary Employment Lawyer - Christie Eze - Osuji Smith Lawyers

Christie Eze, Senior Associate – Calgary Employment Lawyer Interview – Osuji & Smith Calgary Employment Lawyers

Christie Eze is a highly accomplished senior associate with over 20 years of experience. Having earned her LLB from River State University (RSU) in 2002 and subsequently being called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003, Christie quickly established herself as a driven legal professional. Her passion for the Energy sector led her to pursue specialized knowledge in Oil & Gas Law, earning her an LLM/MSc from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, a renowned institution known for its expertise in the Energy industry.

As a triple-qualified lawyer who has been called to the Nigerian Bar, Ontario Bar and Alberta Bar, Christie brings along a diverse legal background and a wealth of experience to the table. She also possesses a global understanding of the legal intricacies associated with regulatory frameworks that govern organizations. She has successfully represented clients in a wide range of civil litigation cases, including intellectual property disputes, corporate disputes, employment matters, and contract negotiations.

As a certified member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb, London), Christie has also been actively involved in alternative dispute resolution, skillfully mediating, and arbitrating complex commercial disputes. Her expertise in arbitration, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry, has made her a sought-after advisor and mediator.

Throughout her career, Christie has consistently demonstrated a meticulous attention to detail and a strategic approach to legal problem-solving. She is known for her ability to analyze complex legal issues and provide clients with sound advice tailored to their specific needs and objectives.

In addition to her litigation experience, Christie has also advised numerous businesses on matters related to intellectual property, corporate governance, and employment law. She has worked closely with clients to develop comprehensive legal strategies, draft contracts, and agreements, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Her commitment to ensuring compliance and corporate governance is evident through her association with the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI Canada) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA) in Nigeria. She firmly believes in the importance of robust governance practices in ensuring sustainable and ethical business operations within organizations.

Christie is a dedicated professional who is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients. She understands the importance of building strong relationships based on trust and open communication, and she prides herself on providing personalized attention and support to every client she represents. Her strong legal acumen, coupled with her commitment to providing exceptional client service, make her a trusted advocate for individuals and businesses alike.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Christie is committed to giving back to the community. She is passionate about promoting access to justice and is committed to making a positive impact through her legal work.

One noteworthy aspect of Christie’s community involvement is her role as a pioneer member of the Foot In the Door Initiative (FIDI). FIDI is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide internationally trained professionals with Canadian experience. Through FIDI’s commendable efforts, over 200 internationally trained lawyers have gained the requisite Canadian experience to launch their careers in Canada. FIDI’s noble mission has also played a significant role in fostering diversity and inclusivity within the legal field. Christie’s involvement in FIDI reflects her understanding of the challenges faced by internationally trained lawyers and her proactive efforts to address these challenges.