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Lawson Lundell LLP

Energy: Power

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What the team is known for

Provides sound regulatory and commercial advice to a broad range of energy clients, including power producers and marketers, regulators, government agencies and Crown corporations. The group’s regulatory expertise covers rate design, permitting and a wide range of hearings. Active in BC, as well as Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Western United States. The energy team benefits from the strength of the firm in other areas including corporate/commercial, tax, Aboriginal and environmental law.

Strengths

One commentator enthused: "Their knowledge and understanding of the law and key regulatory agencies is, in my experience, unmatched."

Work highlights

Represented BC Hydro in renegotiations of the cross-border Columbia River treaty between Canada and the US.

Notable practitioners

Clara Ferguson 's growing power practice incudes advising on regulatory compliance matters across BC and Alberta. She represents major utility clients in a wide array of proceedings, including facilities applications and market design.

Ian Webb represents public utilities and alternative energy producers in a wide range of regulatory matters, including advising on requirements and compliance.

Experienced litigator Jeff Christian represents clients before energy regulators across Western Canada, as well as the Canada Energy Regulator. Based in Vancouver, he regularly acts for utilities and service providers in the power sector.

Lewis Manning is noted for his handling of rate and facilities applications before the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Alberta Energy Regulator. He has significant experience across regulatory matters arising out of the electricity and oil and gas sectors.

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Overview

Lawson Lundell’s Power practice extends throughout Western and Northern Canada and into the Western United States. We have been involved in major electricity and alternative energy projects developed by private developers, Crown Corporations, Territorial Governments, and Local Governments. We have been involved in projects from the financing and project structuring phase, permitting and approvals, and ultimately to operations. Having been at the heart of the restructuring of BC and Alberta's electric industries, we understand the challenges and opportunities our clients face during periods of continued regulatory uncertainty.

Our experience includes a wide range of generation technologies including co-generation, gas, coal, nuclear, as well as renewable energy sources such as hydropower, biomass, wind, and solar. We have been involved in many major generation and transmission projects, distribution projects, as well as power marketing, market investigations, a myriad of power-related regulatory issues, and numerous cross-border deals and regulatory proceedings.

Members

Bergner, Keith

Catania, Steven

Christian, Jeff

Dhalla, Shailaz

Donaldson, Michael

Ferguson, Clara

Ferguson, Clara

Hayes, Shannon

Jones, Michelle

MacKinnon, Alastair

MacPherson, Sheila

Manning, Lewis

Manning, Lewis

Nyland, Jennifer

Rodzinyak, Daphne

Sam, Andrea

Scobie, Jeffrey

Shaw, Will

Shipley, Lana

Webb, Ian

Wray, Shannon

Energy: Power Department

Lawson Lundell LLP

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Department location

Suite 1600 Cathedral Place

925 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6C 3L2

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Nationwide - Canada

Energy: Power (Regulatory)


Clara Ferguson
Up and Coming
Jeff Christian
Band 2
Lewis Manning
Band 3