Lawyer Profile Detail
AREA OF EXPERTISE
University of British Columbia
British Columbia, 1984
Robin Sirett* is a partner in our Business Law Group in Vancouver. His practice is focused on regulatory law matters and commercial transactions in the energy field.
Robin's practice involves a broad range of regulatory and commercial work involving pipelines, natural gas and electric utilities and energy projects, including LNG projects. He provides regulatory advice to pipeline companies, distribution utilities, midstream service providers, power generators, investors, lenders and industrial and end-use customers. He has represented applicants and intervenors in numerous revenue requirement, cost of capital, toll design and tariff proceedings and major project applications before the National Energy Board and the British Columbia Utilities Commission. He represents the owner of the largest natural gas pipeline system in British Columbia on a regular basis on a broad range of regulatory matters and related business transactions.
Robin has experience in all aspects of energy project development, including advising on project ownership and financing structures, tolling and tariff issues and federal and provincial project approval and permitting processes, including environmental review processes, negotiating and preparing various project-related agreements, including ownership and operating agreements and energy supply and transmission contracts, and assisting with the preparation of project approval applications.
Robin was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Energy Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Vancouver, and is also listed in Best Lawyers in Canada guide in energy regulatory law. He is listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the areas of energy (electricity) and energy (oil and gas). He also is recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of energy by Who's Who Legal: Energy and Who’s Who Legal: Canada. In addition, Robin is listed in the current edition of Chambers Canada in the area of Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation.
Robin received his B.Comm (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba in 1980 and his LLB from the University of British Columbia in 1983. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1984.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regulation in British Columbia
Transactions & Cases
Spectra Energy completes US$1.49 billion acquisition of Express-Platte Pipeline System
Green Island Energy partners with Covanta to develop the Gold River Power Project
Rio Tinto acquires Alcan to form new global aluminium industry leader
Duke Energy Income Fund acquires Westcoast Gas Services Inc.