OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 

Canada has some of the world's most advanced energy markets and is rich in natural resources. However, it also has one of the most complex regulatory schemes. Businesses operating in the energy sector must strive to meet increasing energy needs and the demand for cost-effective, efficient alternative energy sources while complying with complex regulations. In this challenging environment, those in the oil and gas and power industries need counsel with the expertise to address all of these issues.

Our Energy group has one of the leading oil and gas law practices in Canada as well as one of the most experienced and highly regarded power groups. With more than 100 energy law practitioners throughout our offices across Canada and worldwide, we provide in-depth industry knowledge and experience globally. Those in the energy sector engage Blakes because of our strong technical expertise and experience advising on all aspects of the energy industry.

Our Oil & Gas team serves a comprehensive client base, including E&P companies, midstreamers, marketers, refiners, utility companies, facility and pipeline owners and operators, industrial users, industry financiers, and other stakeholders. We assist with all aspects of their business, from industry agreements to facility construction, collaborative arrangements and joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

Blakes has developed significant expertise in the area of power, including acquisitions and divestitures, financing and project development regarding transmission facilities, cogeneration facilities and power purchase agreements.

Clients in the energy marketing field frequently seek our advice on buying, selling, transporting and storage of energy commodities, price risk management, energy commodity products, and the negotiation and sale of Canadian wholesale energy-trading operations.

Blakes Energy Regulatory lawyers have far-reaching experience before key regulatory bodies with dozens of facility, toll, tariff, generation and land applications, working on all phases of project approvals, and with the regulatory aspects of commercial transactions. Our litigators regularly represent national and international clients in virtually every forum across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada. We have extensive experience in domestic and international commercial arbitration under the rules of all major national and international arbitral institutions.

Working collaboratively with our renowned Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Environmental, Tax and Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers and other specialized practitioners, we offer comprehensive advice on M&A deals, joint ventures, collaborative arrangements, project and equipment finance, procurement, infrastructure challenges, environmental restrictions, permitting, approvals, reporting, and regulatory compliance matters.

 

 INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

 

Blakes and our lawyers are recognized as energy leaders in the most recent editions of the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Fifteen Blakes lawyers are listed. Our energy lawyers have been consistently ranked as leaders in their field since the inaugural edition published in 2006.
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – Blakes and members of our Energy group have been recognized for their expertise in energy law since 2003. In the most recent edition, eight lawyers are listed. Client comments include: "They stand out for the depth of partners who are active participants in the field. They are at the forefront of cutting-edge work." "We model our group on Blakes - they are extremely entrepreneurial and extremely outward-focused."
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada – Since 2002, our energy lawyers have been recognized as top-tier legal practitioners.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – For the past 12 years, peers have been selecting Blakes and our lawyers as leaders in energy law.
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers – Fives Blakes lawyers are listed in the area of energy law.
 

 PEOPLE

 
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Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9601
Areas of Expertise: Insurance Litigation, Energy Litigation, Insurance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate Litigation, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Product Liability
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3393
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Corporate & Commercial, Mining Law, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Oil & Gas, Power, LNG, Aboriginal
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9780
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Energy, Oil Sands, LNG, Downstream & Marketing, E&P Unconventional
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9645
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Energy Regulatory, Capital Markets
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5827
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Life Sciences, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Private Equity, Energy
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4025
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Construction, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Pension Fund Investment, Plan Nord, Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Transportation, Major Projects, Downstream & Marketing, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9720
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Energy, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Private Equity, REITs, Shareholder Activism, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Consultant | Al-Khobar, Bahrain
Al-Khobar: +966-13-847-5050 x9338
Bahrain: +973-1715-1500
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Energy, Middle East, Foreign Investment, Nuclear Energy, Private Equity
Areas of Expertise: International Trade, Banking, Energy, Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, United States
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4118
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Commercial Real Estate, Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9704
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Joint Venture & Co-ownership Structuring, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Pipeline & Midstream, Oil Field Services, E&P Conventional, E&P Unconventional, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Transportation, Major Projects, LNG, Oil Sands, Downstream & Marketing, Investment Treaty Arbitration
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9697
Areas of Expertise: Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Banking, Energy, Credit Unions
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4061
Areas of Expertise: Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Energy, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Real Estate, Plan Nord, Construction, Mining, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9684
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Enterprise Risk & Crisis Response, Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9715
Areas of Expertise: Energy Litigation, Aboriginal, Corporate Litigation, E-Discovery & Document Management
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9622
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Power, Infrastructure, Transportation, E&P Unconventional, Joint Venture & Co-ownership Structuring, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Pipeline & Midstream
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9768
Areas of Expertise: Energy Regulatory, Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Oil & Gas, Pipeline & Midstream, Mining, Power, Environmental, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Oil Sands, Transportation, LNG, Downstream & Marketing, Aboriginal
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2237
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Energy, Middle East, Mining Lending
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4601
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Oil & Gas, Energy Regulatory, Mining, Environmental, Aboriginal, Environmental
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9609
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy Regulatory, Corporate & Commercial, Renewables (Wind, Solar, Hydro & CleanTech), Europe, Power
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9658
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Power, Energy, LNG, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Pipeline & Midstream, Oil Field Services
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9712
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Power, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Oil Field Services
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3333
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Energy, Brownfields Redevelopment, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Power, Oil & Gas, Mining, Forestry, Australia, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Chemical & Waste Regulation, Climate Change, Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Transportation, LNG, Aboriginal
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4160
Areas of Expertise: Infrastructure, Project Finance, Financial Services, Banking, Construction, Energy, Debt Capital Markets, Power, Public-Private Partnerships
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9612
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, Energy, Infrastructure, Mining M&A and Capital Markets, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Pipeline & Midstream
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