Commercial disputes in the energy sector are being driven by national and international interest, intense competition and strong regulation. Canada’s strength within the sector has placed a spotlight on energy-related activity across the country, from production, transportation and marketing of oil, natural gas and electricity to federal and provincial regulation. National expertise, driven by experience in energy and natural resources, is what has secured Canada’s place as a leader within this sector.
At Blakes, our Energy Litigation group has one of the leading practices in Canada with more than 100 energy law practitioners across the country and internationally. Through strong technical expertise and client service, we work with energy-sector clients to help reduce litigation risk, explore methods of dispute resolution and litigate when appropriate. We have represented clients in different jurisdictions, at all levels of courts, in arbitrations and mediations and before provincial and national regulatory tribunals.
Our dispute resolution specialists have a thorough understanding of the energy industry, spanning all phases of the business. Specifically, we act for exploration and production companies, mid-streamers, facility and pipeline owners and operators, commodity traders, distributors of energy products, industrial users, service companies and industry financiers. We have similar knowledge of the electricity industry, having represented generators, transmission companies and local service providers.