In highly-regulated environments with federal, provincial and First Nations interests, business leaders require strategic and proven legal counsel to help minimize risk and effectively respond to the demands of an ever-changing oil and gas sector.
Our integrated team provides key strategic counsel to producers, operators, marketers, service companies, and investor groups. Our litigators represent clients in the oil and gas sector in various regulatory and court proceedings.
We advise clients on all matter of commercial transactions with special attention on those related to the oil and gas industry, including flow-through and project financings, and income trust conversions. We assist in corporate restructuring, financial strategies including public offerings, negotiating joint venture arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions. We have experience advising in resource development agreements for First Nations reserve and treaty lands.
As a utility, the retail distribution of natural gas is highly regulated. We represent clients in a wide variety of regulatory and court proceedings, including before the British Columbia Utilities Commission. We have been involved in proceedings related to matters including rate design, revenue requirements, certificates of public convenience and necessity, long-term resource plans, capital expenditure plans, demand side management, self-generation, smart meters and customer complaints.