The Energy and Natural Resources industry is a key driver for the Canadian economy. After all, the country is rich in natural resources and is considered a world leader in terms of production, business operation and innovation. As the industry progresses, however, businesses are dealing with a myriad of increasingly complex issues that require specialized legal expertise. As a law firm with presence across Canada, Miller Thomson’s Energy and Natural Resources Group provides advice and counsel to Canadian and US clients on a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Our clients include those in the energy, oil and gas, mining and CleanTech / renewable energy industries.
The businesses that operate within the Energy and Natural Resources industry are diverse. Not only can companies vary from start-up ventures to multinational conglomerates, but the energy, oil and gas, mining and CleanTech / renewable energy sectors have unique characteristics and regulations that are specific to their particular field. At Miller Thomson, we understand this and have a multidisciplinary team that includes lawyers with expertise in specific sectors and legal practices to assist clients with their issues and challenges, including:
Miller Thomson partners named among Canada’s leading energy lawyers
Three Miller Thomson lawyers are recognized in Lexpert’s 2016 Special Edition on Energy, published in the October issue of The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. The edition includes articles on current trends and events and a list of Lexpert-ranked lawyers who provide...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
Lexpert recognizes seven Miller Thomson lawyers as leading energy lawyers
Miller Thomson is pleased to share that seven of its lawyers have been recognized as leading lawyers in the 2015 Lexpert Special Edition – Energy. Published annually, the guide identifies Canada’s top energy lawyers on the basis of extensive peer...
Chad Eggerman comments on winning Lexpert Rising Star award
Chad Eggerman was interviewed about winning the 2014 Lexpert Rising Star – Leading Lawyer Under 40 Award.
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada 2013
Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that 10 of its lawyers have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal Special Report Canada 2013 in six of the publication’s researched practice areas. The firm’s ranked lawyers with comments by reviewers are: Construction Scott J....
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized for expertise in energy law by Lexpert
Congratulations to Miller Thomson and five of its lawyers who are included in Lexpert‘s November 2013 “Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers”. The annual edition, which appears as an insert in the October 25th issue of The Globe and Mail Report on Business,...
Andy Chan and Aaron Atcheson selected by Lexpert as “Lawyers to Watch”
We are pleased to announce that Andy Chan and Aaron Atcheson were recently selected as Lawyers to Watch in the Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Both Andy and Aaron were recognized as one...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in Who’s Who Legal
We are pleased to announce that seven Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2013. This annual compendium features the very best legal practitioners in 143 countries...
Miller Thomson lawyers attend Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference
Miller Thomson lawyers, Carmen Diges, Ormonde Benson, and Sandra Gogal of the Toronto office, and Kevin Sorochan of the Vancouver office, attend the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference.
Carmen Diges elected to the board of Continental Precious Minerals Inc.
Carmen Diges, chair of Miller Thomson’s mining group in Toronto, has been elected director to the board of Continental Precious Minerals Inc. Carmen Diges acts on behalf of shareholder, Sharad Mistry, as part of an ongoing proxy fight between Continental’s board...
Grant Sprague to speak at the C.D. Howe Institute’s Annual Calgary Dinner
Grant Sprague will speak at the C.D. Howe Institute’s Annual Calgary Dinner on Canada’s Energy Agenda & National Unity. Grant will discuss how recent developments in Canadian energy policy have left many Canadians wondering if Canada understands the value energy producers provide to the country. He...
Chad Eggerman and Grant Sprague, Q.C. speak at renewable energy conference
Chad Eggerman and Grant Sprague, Q.C. are speakers at the Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Summit 2017. Chad presents on the topic of “Opportunities and Challenges for Renewables in Saskatchewan”. Grant chairs the keynote session on “Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program”.
Chad Eggerman speaks on wind-farms in Saskatchewan
Chad Eggerman speaks on what is needed to build a wind-farm in Saskatchewan and who might do it, at an event hosted by the Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Suppliers Association Inc. (SIMSA) in Saskatoon, on February 23, 2017.
Chad Eggerman presents Aboriginal case law update
Chad Eggerman speaks on “Aboriginal Case Law Update for Electrical Utilities” for the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) Task Group. His presentation focuses on recent case law and other developments related to Indigenous people.
Sandra Gogal presents on Aboriginal relations in Canada
Sandra Gogal speaks to the Council on Corporate Aboriginal Relations on current court cases and legal developments that are shaping Aboriginal relations in Canada.
Louise Tremblay moderates conference on estates and trusts
Louise Tremblay moderates a conference presented by the CBA-Quebec entitled “Revue des décisions marquantes de 2014 et 2015 en droit des successions et fiducies”.
Sandra Gogal speaks at Aboriginal resource development forum
Sandra Gogal presents on “Creative Funding for Consultations: Crown and Industry” at the Resource Development on Aboriginal Lands forum hosted by PBLI.
Sandra Gogal will be a guest speaker at the Canadian Institute of Mining Convention in Montreal on the topic of Understanding Social Licence in the Context of Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent.
Chad Eggerman and Sandra Gogal present at Insight’s 15th Annual Aboriginal Land Resource Management Forum
Chad speaks on “Funding Resource Development through Public Private Partnerships with Aboriginal Communities”. Sandra presents on the “Functional Implementation of Free Prior Informed Consent”.
Aaron Atcheson presents “I Fought the Law, But the Law Won: Legal Restrictions on Employing New Technologies in Energy from Waste Facilities” at the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference.
Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Montreal
Le développement de tout projet d’envergure peut générer de nombreux enjeux en matière environnementale que ce soit au niveau de l’obtention des permis requis, de l’acceptabilité sociale, de la gestion des risques dans les contrats d’approvisionnement ou du financement. Le...
The Shifting Sands of Yukon’s Legal Landscape: Are You Prepared?
Legal certainty is a cornerstone to a healthy investment culture. In the last few years Yukon has seen a significant shift in its legal landscape with the introduction Bill S-6, numerous court challenges and unresolved Aboriginal land claims. There is...
Emerging Issues in Aboriginal Law as it Relates to Resource Development Activities
In recognition of Saskatchewan Mining Week 2014 we are pleased to present a seminar on “Emerging Issues in Aboriginal Law as it Relates to Resource Development Activities.” Our session focuses on understanding the legal risks and trends in case law...
Saskatchewan Mining Week
Miller Thomson’s Saskatoon Office hosts a Saskatchewan Mining Week Reception.
Miller Thomson’s Saskatoon office hosts a Mining Workshop.
Overview of the Regulatory Framework Regarding Water Usage and Disposal in Shale Gas Recovery
Teresa Meadows and Charles Bois present “An Overview of the Regulatory Framework Regarding Water Usage and Disposal in Shale Gas Recovery” at the Canadian Institute Conference, “Oil & Gas Water Management Strategies.”
Capturing an Opportunity: Emerging Developments in Climate Change Law
Miller Thomson’s Calgary Office hosts breakfast seminar entitled “Capturing an Opportunity: Emerging Developments in Climate Change Law and Policy for Alberta Business.”
Chad Eggerman comments on renewable energy opportunities in Alberta and Saskatchewan
Canadian Clean Energy Conferences Q&A
There’s no shortage of opportunities for renewable energy developers in these provinces, given the competitive procurements currently underway and potential future projects.
Chad Eggerman comments on possible charges for Husky over Saskatchewan oil spill
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, "Husky could face provincial, federal charges over July oil spill"
The provincial government could lay charges against Husky Energy Inc. after one of the Calgary company’s pipelines spilled at least 200,000 litres of heavy crude near and into the North Saskatchewan River late last month.
Canadian Renewable & Conservation Expense (CRCE) “Clean” Energy Tax Incentives
This updated article is an overview of the Canadian income tax considerations relevant to Canadian renewable and conservation expenses (“CRCE”) which were originally introduced in the March 6, 1996 Federal Budget as a new category of deductible expenses under Schedule...
Water Power: A new spin on an old concept expanding hydro-electricity in Ontario
Water Canada, January/February 2016, p. 31
Charles Bois quoted in British Columbia Power Report 2014
POWER British Columbia
British Columbia (BC) has long enjoyed some of the lowest electricity costs in North America, but when in August 2013, a draft of the BC Rates Plan which proposed a 26% rate increase by 2016, was leaked, this was met...
Unfair variations on the “polluter pays” theme?
The concept of “polluter pays” is rooted in the principle of fairness. According to the concept developers should be financially responsible for mitigating and remediating the environmental impacts of their projects, and therefore must be able to demonstrate in advance that...
The Implications of the Decision in Keewatin v. Minister of Natural Resources
The 2012 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Keewatin v. Minister of Natural Resources 2011 ONSC 4801 – Case Summary
Introduction In a landmark 300+ page decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that the government of Ontario does not have the authority to interfere with harvesting rights of the Grassy Narrows First Nation under Treaty 3. Background Grassy...
Report Indicates Canada Should Implement National Climate Policies Ahead of U.S.
Miller Thomson Client Alert
On January 25, 2011, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (“NRTEE”) released its report: Climate Prosperity- Parallel Paths: Canada- U.S. Climate Policy Choices. The report explores both the economic and environmental implications of Canada harmonizing with...
Rate Dispute Arbitration Awards Under Revised Rate Test
Truck Loggers Association Training Session
Four Nines Gold completes IPO
Counsel to the agent PI Financial Corp.
Para Resources acquires Gold Road Mine
Counsel to Para Resources Inc.
E3 Metals closes fully subscribed non-brokered private placement
Counsel to E3 Metals Corp.
Ucore Rare Metals closes non-dilutive financing
Counsel to Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
Southern Arc Minerals invests in Japan Gold
Counsel to Southern Arc Minerals Inc.
Minsud Resources closes non-brokered private placement of units
Counsel to Minsud Resources Corp.
URZ Energy completes IPO and lists on TSXV
Counsel to Haywood Securities Inc.
BonTerra Resources closes $20 million bought deal financing
Counsel to BonTerra Resources Inc.
Para Resources closes over-subscribed private placement
Counsel to Para Resources Inc.
UGE International closes bought deal private placement
Counsel to the underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp.