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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Energy: Provincial Regulatory

3 ranked lawyersBand 2AlbertaCanada 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected group of energy regulatory lawyers, known for its experience before an array of provincial tribunals and agencies, as well as the Canada Energy Regulator. Highly regarded for its knowledge of the approvals process, as well as its ongoing regulatory guidance, the team draws on the firm's national strength to provide solid representation to a wide-ranging client base, which includes project developers and utilities. Considerable expertise in tolls and tariffs, as well as in matters concerning performance-based rate-making.

Strengths

Market sources praise the team's "top-notch client service," adding: "They have offices all over Canada and are good at answering questions."

"The Blakes lawyers are client-centred, business-focused and exceptionally skilled at analysing legal issues and advising on appropriate courses of action," explained one client.

Work highlights

Advised BHE Canada on applications before the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Alberta Electric System Operator regarding the construction and operation of its Rattlesnake Ridge wind farm project.

Notable practitioners

The "incredibly professional" Katie Slipp specialises in regulatory approval and compliance matters arising from the energy sector. She frequently represents clients before provincial bodies and provides expert counsel on facilities applications.

Lars Olthafer is esteemed for his handling of land rights and acquisition matters. He represents clients in regulatory matters relating to pipeline construction, oil and gas regulation and electricity transmission, also advising on environmental compliance.

Head of the firm's regulatory group Terri-Lee Oleniuk represents renewable energy companies in a broad range of regulatory compliance matters arising from project developments, appearing before authorities across Alberta and BC. She has additional knowledge of environmental and Aboriginal law.

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Energy: Provincial Regulatory Department

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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855 2nd Street SW

Suite 3500

Bankers Hall East Tower

Calgary

Alberta

Canada

AB T2P 4J8

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Alberta

Energy: Provincial Regulatory


Katie Slipp
Up and Coming
Lars H Olthafer
Band 2
Terri-Lee Oleniuk
Band 3