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Understanding the regulatory environment has never been more important to large-scale projects.

Our National Environmental, Regulatory & Aboriginal Group is involved in all levels of regulatory assessment processes for coal mines, oil and gas developments, transportation and industrial developments such as cement and power plants as well as renewable energy projects such as solar, wind and hydro. We provide advice on:

  • tolling and tariff issues;
  • federal and provincial project approval and permitting processes, including environmental review processes;
  • negotiating and preparing various project-related agreements, including ownership and operating agreements;
  • energy supply and transmission contracts; and
  • assisting with the preparation of project approval applications.

Our lawyers have provided advice relating to matters before the National Energy Board and multiple provincial and regional energy boards, including the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Ontario Energy Board and the Alberta Utilities Commission; negotiating with regulated entities and power purchasers; facility permitting and approvals; dispute resolution and economic regulation of utilities. We have negotiated and drafted various commercial agreements related to the development of LNG and related projects including pipeline project agreements, transportation agreements, terminal agreements, and facility and operating management agreements.

Many of our lawyers have worked for and have ongoing relationships with regulators, giving us a sense of their processes, perspective and political environment. We are aligned to what motivates these parties in negotiation or dispute resolution, and have a demonstrated history of success helping clients develop proactive strategies to address those issues.

For more information, please contact:


Gordon M. Nettleton
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Pierre Renaud
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Peter Brady
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Paul R. Cassidy
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