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Keith Bergner

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Keith Bergner has experience representing clients in the Aboriginal law elements of major energy projects. He represents clients including corporations and governmental bodies out of the team's Vancouver office.
"Keith Bergner is an excellent counsel due to his strengths which include strong written and oral communication skills and maintaining current awareness of Canadian law as it applies to indigenous relations including related judicial processes.""Keith provides unique, balanced and current perspectives on Indigenous matters."
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Administrative, Constitutional and Public Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Energy, Environmental & Regulatory, Indigenous Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mining, Northern Canada, Oil and Gas, Power, Project Permitting, Regulatory Compliance, Social Impact and Business Sustainability.

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Keith Bergner advises private sector, public sector and government clients on Indigenous law and regulatory matters. He has appeared as counsel before numerous regulatory tribunals and all levels of Superior and Appellate Courts (both Federal and Provincial), including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has acted for clients in a number of natural resource industries including hydro-electric generation and transmission, oil and gas, mining, aquaculture, forestry, transportation and independent power projects. His practice extends throughout Western Canada and the North (Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon).

In the area of Indigenous law, Keith advises governments, Crown corporations and private sector clients on the extent of the duty to consult and, if necessary, accommodate, in respect of potential adverse effects to Indigenous rights or title by major industrial projects. He advises on the development of consultation programs and has negotiated several dozen impact-benefit agreements with First Nations. Keith acts as hearing counsel for proponents seeking regulatory permits and approvals. He also represents project proponents and governments in appeals and judicial reviews challenging project approvals.

In the area of regulatory/energy law, Keith acts as counsel for proponents and users of energy, mining and other natural resource projects. He appears regularly before administrative tribunals, including the National Energy Board and the British Columbia Utilities Commission. He also appears as counsel on appeals or applications seeking judicial review of decisions by administrative boards and tribunals.

Keith is a member of the bars of British Columbia (1997), Northwest Territories (2000), Nunavut (2000), and Yukon (2010).

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association - Member of Aboriginal, Administrative and Civil Litigation Sections. Law Society of the Northwest Territories - Member of Admissions and Discipline Committees.

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