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Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory)

Nationwide - Canada

4 Years Ranked

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4 Years Ranked

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Provided by Sander Duncanson

Canada

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Sander is Co-Chair of Osler's Regulatory, Indigenous and Environmental practice. He specializes in environmental, regulatory and Indigenous law issues for natural resource developers.

He has experience with matters before the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board), the Alberta Energy Regulator (and its predecessor the Energy Resources Conservation Board), the Ontario Energy Board, the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Northwest Territories Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations and federal -provincial Environmental Assessment Joint Review Panels.

Sander also has experience with regulatory, environmental and Indigenous matters before all levels of courts in Alberta. The subject matter of Sander’s recent regulatory work includes oil and natural gas pipelines, oil sands (both mining and in situ), LNG export, hydrogen, offshore drilling, hydro-electric generation, mining (including coal, metal, potash, gravel and diamonds), natural gas processing, electricity transmission and contaminated lands. He also regularly advises clients on their obligations to Indigenous groups and negotiates impact benefit agreements with Indigenous groups on behalf of resource developers.

Sander regularly lectures at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law on subjects such as administrative law, environmental law, environmental impact assessments and species at risk. He was also named Lawyer of the Year for Energy Regulatory Law for 2023 by Best Lawyers.

Career

University of Calgary, LL.B. (Distinction)

Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons.)

Bar Admission: Alberta, 2011 | British Columbia, 2014

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association (former Chair, Environmental Law Section, Alberta South)

Calgary Bar Association

Law Society of Alberta

Law Society of British Columbia

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