Provided by Norton Rose Fulbright
With the strongest global network of skilled renewable energy legal advisors, we offer leading strategic advice on the rapid and disruptive transformation of the energy sector and have led an unprecedented number of successful and innovative ‘country first’ and ‘technological first’ transactions in emerging markets. We have unique insight into the digitalization of the energy value chain through the use of distributed ledger technology and blockchain, and have extensive knowledge on the development of new global markets, such as energy storage, LNG-to-power, hydrogen economy and floating offshore wind.
Our projects practice is driven by some of the most respected lawyers in the world who use their depth of experience to find solutions to complex issues. We take an innovative approach to debt and equity financing, enabling us to provide commercial and practical solutions to manage risk and ensure that projects reach a timely and cost-effective financial close.
We have experience in aboriginal land claim negotiations and consultations with Indigenous peoples along with extensive experience in litigation and disputes involving Indigenous law issues, as well as knowledge of government practices. This experience enables us to propose dynamic and practical approaches that guide our clients in planning and executing their development projects.
Norton Rose fields an experienced Canadian team providing knowledge of conventional and renewable power generation, energy regulatory and climate change law, as well as high-profile oil and gas M&A. The firm is well respected for its project financing and procurement, capital markets and M&A expertise and is especially active in Alberta, with further capabilities in Ontario and Québec, as well as advising on multi-jurisdictional mandates. The team offers advice on all aspects of environmental law, including issues related to air, soil and water, as well as endangered species, waste management and climate change. It also provides advice on a broad range of Aboriginal law matters.
Don Davies KC maintains his position as a premier regulatory specialist in the Canadian oil and gas market. Based in Calgary, his practice includes representing clients in applications to regulators at federal and provincial levels.
"Don Davies is the pre-eminent practitioner in this space." "He is truly one of the best and has been very helpful to us in the past on regulatory matters. His work is top-drawer work."
Wayne Fedun handles M&A and project development mandates in the oil and gas sector, representing producers, infrastructure developers and investment companies. He works out of the firm's Calgary office.
"Wayne Fedun is a very commercially sophisticated lawyer." "He was able to orchestrate the other partners to get where we needed to be."
Robert Froehlich acts on a broad array of M&A transactions in the oil and gas sector. Acting out of the team's Calgary office, he frequently represents national and international organisations engaged in asset and operations dispositions and acquisitions.
Vancouver-based Matthew Keen represents utilities companies before regulatory bodies across Alberta and BC, providing additional experience across energy, environmental and Aboriginal law.
"Matthew Keen is highly respected by regulators, utilities and industrial customers."
Based in Vancouver, head of the firm's infrastructure practice James LeMoine regularly advises on the commercial aspects of infrastructure projects and is noted for his involvement in the negotiation of commercial contracts and PPP agreements.
"James is constantly considering how we could address issues that arise based on experiences he has had on other projects."
Calgary-based Alan Harvie is a well-known figure in the Alberta market. He acts for a number of high-profile clients on environmental regulatory compliance issues in the context of site acquisitions.
KayLynn Litton is sought after for her handling of commercial oil and gas mandates, including midstream agreements, as well as corporate transactions and reorganisations.
"KayLynn Litton is highly accomplished in her field. She makes us a priority and is practical and constructive in her advice." "Her recall of necessary contract features is excellent."
Vancouver partner Matt Mulligan is respected for his handling of procurement and contractual matters pertaining to the infrastructure and construction spaces, frequently assisting clients throughout tender and RFP processes, including contract drafting and negotiation.
"He is very experienced, efficient and always meets deadlines." "His approach and work ethic is exemplary."
Douglas Buchanan KC is the global head of infrastructure and resources at Norton Rose Fulbright. Dividing his time between New York and Vancouver, he is equally capable of advising on Canadian and international infrastructure PPP projects.