University of Calgary

Bryce Tingle

  • Associate Professor
  • N. Murray Edwards Chair in Jurisdiction and Business Law


Bryce C. Tingle, LL.B, LL.M, holds the N. Murray Edwards Chair in Business Law at the University of Calgary. He is a member of the founding teams for several companies active in the technology, energy and financial industries. He has also served as the general counsel of several technology and natural resource companies.

From 1994 to 2006, Mr. Tingle was a co-founder and partner of TingleMerrett LLP, focused on securities and corporate finance for growth companies. He has held adjunct teaching positions with the law faculties of the University of Alberta, Brigham Young University and the University of Calgary. He is the author of several academic publications, most recently, Start Up and Growth Companies, A Guide to Legal and Business Practice 2nd ed. (Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2013).

Mr. Tingle has a Masters of Law from Duke, a Masters of Law (E-business) from Osgoode, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta. He has served on various public and private corporate and charitable boards, currently serving as a director of Alberta Ballet. He is married to an author and has four children.

Mr. Tingle was named one of the University of Calgary's Peak Scholars in 2014 and 2015, for his leadership of the Faculty of Law's Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Business Venture Clinic and the Intellectual Property Clinic.


Law 618: Corporate Finance Law
Law 674: Business Venture Clinic

Law 693: Entrepreneurial Law

Research/Scholarly Activities

Bryce is the author of several academic publications, most recently, Start Up and Growth Companies, A Guide to Legal and Business Practice (Lexis Nexis Butterworths (2005, second edition forthcoming).

Selected Publications and Presentations


Journal Articles

  • "What Do We Really Know About Corporate Governance? A Review of the Empirical Research Since 2000 (December 28, 2017). (2017) 59 Canadian Bus. L. J. 292. (SSRN)
  • "Framed! The Failure of Traditional Agency Cost Explanations for Executive Pay Practices" (July 2017) Alberta Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 4. (SSRN)
  • "The Agency Cost Case for Regulating Proxy Advisory Firms" (September 9, 2015). (2016) 49:2 UBC Law Review. (SSRN)
  • "Bad Company! The Assumptions Behind Proxy Advisors' Voting Recommendations" (May 11, 2015). Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall 2014). (SSRN)
  • "An Introduction to Canadian Start-up and Growth Businesses" (July 8, 2013). Start-up and Growth Companies in Canada: A Guide to Legal and Business Practice, 2nd ed. (Lexis/Nexis Butterworths, 2013). (SSRN)
  • Tingle, Bryce C. and Pandes, J. Ari and Robinson, Michael J., "The IPO Market in Canada: What a Comparison with the United States Tells Us About a Global Problem" (December 1, 2013). Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 321, 2013. (SSRN)
  • "Economic Efficiency, Normative Account-Giving and Corporate Law" (December 3, 2015). (2015) 57 Canadian Business Law Journal 270. (SSRN)
  • "The IPO Market in Canada: What a Comparison with the United States tells us About a Global Problem" with J. Ari Pandes and Michael J. Robinson, Canadian Business Law Journal, December 2013
  • "The Strange Case of the Crown Prerogative over Private Prosecution, or Who Killed Public Interest law Enforcement?" (1994) 28 UBC Law Review 309
  • "The Promise of our Laws" (1992) 30 Alberta Law Review 1324

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Professional Service

Bryce is a Member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and the Exempt Markets Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). He was a past Chair of the Business Law (Alberta) subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and sat for two years on the Conduct Committee of the Law Society of Alberta.

Photograph of Bryce Tingle
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