Organizations in the energy sector face a complex regulatory landscape involving federal and provincial bodies, and other approval organizations. BLG’s Energy Group can assist you with understanding the complexity of the regulatory process, to help solve challenging problems. We offer a range of experience, which includes transactional experience, litigation skills and an understanding of varying regulatory regimes. Our areas of specialty are oil and gas, and power and electricity.

Our Energy Group can advise and represent you before all levels of court; provincial and federal government agencies; and local, provincial, federal and international tribunals. We can assist you with a variety of general business and energy-sector related investments, in Canada and internationally. We can also provide you with government relations services and environmental counselling on all environmental, tax, financing and issues related to the energy industry.

We have a great deal of experience advising oil and gas companies, provincial and federally regulated pipeline companies, investor-owned and government-owned electric utilities, major petrochemical companies and service companies that support the sector, in a full range of applications and proceedings. We also assess the environmental and regulatory feasibility of the expansion or modification of major projects. In addition, our Energy Group participates in government task forces and other initiatives designed to address the regulatory relationship between government and industry.


Rankings & Recognitions

The Energy Group or its members are recognized:

  • In the 2018 edition of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business — Band 1 for Energy: Power. Also recognized for Energy: Oil & Gas. 
  • In the 2018 edition of IFLR1000 — The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Canada for Energy: Power, Energy: Mining and Energy Oil & Gas.
  • As the top-listed firm in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® for Energy Regulatory Law.
  • In the 2017 edition of Chambers Global — The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Energy: Power and Energy: Oil & Gas.
  • In the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada — Tier 1 for Energy: Power.
  • In the 2017 edition of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Energy (Electricity) and Energy (Oil & Gas).
  • In the 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.
  • In the 2017 edition of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Energy.
  • In the 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Energy (Electricity) and Energy (Oil & Gas).
  • In the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada.
  • In the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal — The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.