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: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Energy, Insurance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3328
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Environmental, Environmental, Energy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3393
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Corporate & Commercial, Mining, Mining, Energy, Energy, Oil & Gas, Aboriginal
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9780
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Energy, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9645
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Energy, 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 Funds Investment, Plan Nord, Capital Markets, Capital Markets, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9720
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Energy, Capital Markets, Capital Markets, Capital Markets, Private Equity, REITs, Shareholder Activism, Pension Funds Investment, Pension Funds Investment, Pension Funds Investment
Associate | 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, Power, Private Equity
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9704
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, International Trade
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9697
Areas of Expertise: Restructuring & Insolvency, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Banking, Energy, Financial Services
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, Pension Funds Investment, Pension Funds Investment, Mining, Mining
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9684
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Capital Markets, Capital Markets, Enterprise Risk & Crisis Response, Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9715
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Aboriginal, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9622
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Power, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9768
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Environmental, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, Environmental, Mining, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Aboriginal
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2237
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Energy, Middle East, Mining
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4601
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Environmental, Energy, Energy, Mining, Environmental, Aboriginal, Environmental
Associate |
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy, Corporate & Commercial, Power, Europe, Energy
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9658
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Power, Energy, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9712
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Oil & Gas
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9666
Areas of Expertise: Construction, Energy, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3333
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Energy, Environmental, Environmental, Power, Oil & Gas, Mining, Forestry, Australia, Mining, Environmental, Environmental, Environmental, Environmental, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas, Aboriginal
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4160
Areas of Expertise: Infrastructure, Financial Services, Financial Services, Banking, Construction, Energy, Capital Markets, Power, Infrastructure
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9748
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Energy
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