Chad Eggerman is the co-lead of the Projects Group. He provides advice to clients to minimize risks and complete projects on time and on budget. Chad counsels clients on projects in many industries, but he has particular expertise in renewable energy, infrastructure, and natural resource projects. Chad acts for many clients located in Europe undertaking projects in Canada, as well as Canadian clients doing projects abroad.
Chad provides strategic advice in a number of areas relevant to developing a project in Canada or abroad:
Contracts: Chad has negotiated, reviewed and drafted most major commercial contracts, including LOIs, MOUs, leases, asset and share purchase agreements, EPC and EPCM contracts, various variations of DBFOM arrangements, CCDC contracts, supply agreements, service agreements, power purchase agreements, turbine supply agreements, and contractor and subcontractor contracts, among others. Chad has advised on a wide range of other commercial contracts including joint venture agreements in both the energy and mining sectors.
Procurement: Chad is experienced with preparing, reviewing, undertaking, and responding to different procurement processes including tenders, RFQs, and RFPs. He has acted as counsel on procurement matters to publicly traded Canadian energy infrastructure companies, listed European renewable energy developers, European mining suppliers, and municipal and provincial utilities in Saskatchewan.
Finance: Chad acts for lenders and investors on finance transactions primarily on renewable energy projects but also on commercial real estate developments and construction projects. Chad has particular expertise in providing due-diligence services on renewable energy projects in Canada for lenders and investors located outside Canada (primarily in Europe).
Corporate and commercial: Chad handles corporate work for a number of small and large companies primarily in the construction, agriculture, and oil and gas industries in Saskatchewan.
Environmental: Chad has resolved environmental disputes and problems involving contamination of old gas station sites, as well as matters involving spills at commercial or industrial facilities and asbestos contamination at municipal facilities. Chad has also obtained environmental permits for renewable energy projects and can represent clients at environmental hearings and public consultation meetings.
Aboriginal: Chad advises both First Nations and project developers on First Nations renewable energy, oil and gas, retail, and infrastructure projects.
M&A: Chad advises on small and medium-size mergers and acquisitions for private-sector clients on targets within Saskatchewan and elsewhere. He also advises on carrying out commercial transactions in the construction, energy, mining, and resource sectors in Saskatchewan.
Project dispute resolution: Chad has represented clients in disputes regarding renewable energy, mining, and construction projects in Saskatchewan. Chad advises owners, contractors, and subcontractors and has successfully resolved many commercial disputes between these parties. If litigation proceeds, Chad engages his Miller Thomson colleagues who practise litigation.
Nordic: Chad previously resided in Finland for seven years. During that time he worked at a leading northern European business law firm based in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. Chad is a member of Miller Thomson’s Nordic Global Initiatives Group.
- Honorary Consul of Finland for the Province of Saskatchewan
- Honorary Consul of Finland for the Northwest Territories
Board & Tribunal Appointments
- Appointed to the Thunderchild First Nation Election Appeal Tribunal
Professional achievements & leadership
- The Best Lawyers in Canada – Energy Law, 2017-2019
- Ranked by Lexpert in June 2015 Guide to Leading Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada as, Corporate Lawyer to Watch
- 2014 Lexpert Rising Star, Leading Lawyer Under 40 Award
- Presenter, “Construction Contracts & Claims – Contract Administration – Notice Requirements and Waiver” in Saskatoon on October 12, 2017
- Presenter, “Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Permitting and Contract Procurement” in Edmonton and Saskatoon in September, 2017
- Presenter, “Can I do that?” – Understanding the Importance of the Project Contract to Operations” to SaskWater in Saskatoon on June 14, 2017
- Presenter, “Renewables Opportunities, Risks and Rewards in Alberta and Saskatchewan” at Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Summit 2017 in Calgary on June 5-6, 2017
- Presenter, “Development & Construction of a Wind Farm in Saskatchewan – Where do I fit in the Supply Chain?” to Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) in Saskatoon on February 23, 2017
- August 8, 2016 – “Husky could face provincial, federal charges over July oil spill” quoted in Saskatoon StarPhoenix article on possible charges under Saskatchewan Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010
- June/July 2016 – Canadian Consulting Engineer “Engineers & The Law: Danger is My Middle Name”
- “What is the Duty to Report Contamination Discovered by a Consultant or Engineer? A look at Saskatchewan’s New Approach,” EnviroNotes!, March 2016
- Presenter, “Closing the Deal-What you Need to Know: A Look at Purchase Orders and Contracts,” STEP, September 3, 2015
- Presenter,”Case Law Update: Aboriginal Law,” Canadian Electricity Association, June 11, 2015
- Presenter, “Franchising in Saskatchewan: Overview of Legal Considerations,” Saskatoon Franchise & Business Opportunities Show, May 23, 2015
- Presenter, “What You Need To Know About Owning Your Intellectual Property—General Business Agreements,” Miller Thomson IT/IP Seminar, April 28, 2015
- Presenter “Wind Farm Development in Saskatchewan,” Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Western Forum, April 27-28, 2015
- Presenter, “14 Procurement Pitfalls to Avoid,” Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association Spring Meeting and AGM, April 23, 2015
- Presenter, Municipal Infrastructure Conference, Nipawin, Saskatchewan, April 21, 2015
- Quoted in “These laws are the worst!” Canadian Lawyer, 2015 To see the article click here
- Presenter, “Purchasing a Business in Saskatchewan,” Saskatchewan Investment Forum, August 21, 2014
- “Water Under Pressure: Navigating competing demands between agriculture and natural resource development,” Water Canada magazine, July-August 2014 issue, 2014
- “What Every Engineer Needs to Know About N1 43-101,” The Lawyers Weekly, LexisNexis Canada Inc., April 18, 2014
- Chairperson and presenter, “Mineral, Oil and Gas Rights,” seminar, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, December 12, 2013
- Presenter, “P3s in Saskatchewan: Overview & Update,” Saskatchewan Construction Association Annual Summer Meeting, Waskesiu, Saskatchewan, June 5-7, 2014
- Presenter, “Project Agreements: Delivery Methods & Contracting Strategies,” Municipal Infrastructure Conference, Kindersley, Saskatchewan, April 16, 2014
- Eggerman promotes Finland in booming Saskatchewan / Eggerman liputtaa Suomen puolesta kasvavassa Saskatchewanissa, Kanadan Sanomat, 17.12.2013 Vol. 2 No. 51-52, Vapaa Sana Press Limited, 2013
- “Negotiating a Master Services Agreement with an Owner: Six Tips for Engineers,” Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, August-September 2013 issue, 2013
- “Don’t Get Into Hot Water: Water Usage in Solution Mining,” Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, June-July 2013 issue, 2013
- “Opportunities in the Mining Sector: The Evolution of EPCM Contracts,” Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, March-April 2013 issue, 2013
- “On Your Terms: Getting the Most Out of Your Option Agreement,” Northern Prospector Annual Mining & Exploration Review, 2012-2013
- Chair and presenter, “Mining Excellence in Saskatchewan,” Canadian Institute Conference, November 27-29, 2012
- Presenter, “Risk Mitigation for the Modern Workplace—From Cloud Commuting to Challenges on the Ground,” Labour and Employment Seminar, October 3, 2012
- Poster Presentations, “Sitting Consideration in Western Canada,” “Using the Wind to Power Mining Development,” Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Annual Conference October, 2012
- Presenter, “Establishing Operations Abroad,” Saskatchewan Trade Export Partnership (STEP) Workshop, May 2012
- Chair and presenter, Saskatchewan Mining Week Workshop, May 2012
- “Ethanol from Forest and Agricultural Residue,” Canadian Bioenergy Association Business-to-Business Forum, April 2012
- “Legal Issues for Contractors and Small Business Owners,” April 2012
- Chair and presenter, “Exploring Power Generation Opportunities within Saskatchewan’s Key Renewable Energy Projects,” Saskatchewan Energy Symposium, March 2012
- “District Energy in Canada: Developments, Projects and Investment Opportunities—District Energy Regulation in Canada,” Canadian embassies in Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden, 2012
- “Negotiating and executing a Power Purchase Agreement in Saskatchewan, Effective Collaboration with First Nations Communities to Enhance the Success of your Power Project,” Prairie Power Symposium, 2011
- “Recent Developments in the Canadian Renewable Energy Sector,” CorporateLiveWire Guide to Energy & Natural Resources, June 2011
- “First Things First: Project Development on First Nations Land,” SaskBusiness magazine, March 2011
- “Canada” chapter, Getting the Deal Through—Electricity Regulation 2011, Law Business Research, 2011
- “Enforcement of Security Against Property Located on First Nations Reserve Lands,” Canadian Bar Association, 2011
- “Canada” chapter, Getting the Deal Through—Electricity Regulation 2010, published by Law Business Research, 2010
- “Capitalizing on Renewable Energy,” SaskBusiness magazine, March 2010
- “Canada” chapter, Getting the Deal Through—Electricity Regulation 2009, published by Law Business Research, 2009
- “Minimizing Risk When Conducting Business Outside Canada,” GlobalVentures magazine, July- August, 2009
- “Setback for Wind Farms? Four Factors in Municipal Zoning,” SaskBusiness magazine, July-August 2009
- “Capping Nuclear Liability,” SaskBusiness magazine, June 2009
- “Public-Private Partnerships in the Nuclear Industry,” Bar Notes magazine, spring 2009
- “Finnish First: 10 management lessons Canadian firms can learn from their Finnish counterparts,” National magazine, Canadian Bar Association, January/February issue, 2009
- “Public-Private Partnerships in the Nuclear Industry: Lessons learned from the Olkiluoto project in Finland,” EnerCan West Conference, 2009
- “Green’s Time to Shine,” SaskBusiness magazine, July/August 2008 Green Issue, 2008
- Member, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
- Member, The Saskatoon Club
- Member, Law Society of Ontario, 2004-2013
- Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Saskatoon Bar Association
- Member, International Lawyers’ Association of Finland (ILAF)
- Member, Finnish Canadian Business Club
- Member, Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB)
- Member, Saskatchewan Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (SYPE)
- Member, Saskatchewan Environmental Industry & Managers’ Association (SEIMA)
- Team Finland–Government of Finland
Bar admissions & education
- Saskatchewan Bar, 2007
- Ontario Bar, 2004
- Finland Bar, 2003
- Certificate in Mining Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2014
- LL.M. (contract & commercial law), University of Helsinki, 2003
- LL.B., University of Saskatchewan, 2001
- B.A., University of Regina, 1998
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...
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....
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’s 2014 Rising Stars
Miller Thomson is pleased to congratulate Chad Eggerman of the Saskatoon office on his recognition as a 2014 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer under 40. Todd Bissett, from our Kitchener-Waterloo office, was identified as a finalist. Each year, Lexpert selects...
Chad Eggerman appointed Honorary Consul of Finland for Saskatchewan
Congratulations to Chad on his appointment as Honorary Consul in Saskatchewan by the Ambassador of Finland Mr. Charles Murto on April 5, 2013. There are 13 Finnish Honorary Consulates in cities across Canada.
Chad Eggerman joins the Saskatoon office as a Partner.
Chad practices in the area of energy, mining and natural resources.
Chad Eggerman and Grant Sprague speak at the Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Finance Summit
Once again Miller Thomson LLP is pleased to be sponsoring the Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Summit on February 5 and 6, 2018 at the Westin Hotel in Calgary. As both provinces continue to develop renewable resource infrastructure, the Summit will be...
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.
Closing the Deal: What You Need to Know
A Look at Purchase Orders & International Sales Contracts
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”.
Chad Eggerman presents on “Ethanol from Forest and Ag Residue” for the Canadian Bioenergy Association at the CanBio Conference and Business-to-Business Forum.
Troy Baril and Chad Eggerman present on “Legal Issues for Contractors and Small Business Owners.”
Chad Eggerman chairs the Saskatchewan Energy Symposium and presents on “Exploring Power Generation Opportunities within Saskatchewan’s Key Renewable Energy Projects.”
Chad Eggerman presents on “District Energy: Regulation and Business Establishment in Canada” for the Canadian Embassy in Sweden.
Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Vancouver
Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar on October 10, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment (Bill C-69) and a selection of...
Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Regina
Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception on October 4, 2018 Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment...
Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Edmonton
Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary breakfast seminar on October 2, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment (Bill C-69) and...
Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Calgary
Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception on October 2, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment...
Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Toronto
Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception on September 25, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment...
Harness Your Prairie Resilience
Miller Thomson, in coordination with Greenwave Innovations and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend a panel discussion on Prairie Resilience: A Made in Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy. We’ve brought together the top experts to engage and educate...
Miller Thomson 2018 Saskatoon Construction Law Conference
Please join us on Friday, April 13, 2018, for a half day conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics...
Miller Thomson 2018 Regina Construction Law Conference
Please join us on Thursday, April 12, 2018, for a daylong conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics which...
Prairie Resilience: A made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy: How will it affect you?
Join Saskatoon-based projects lawyer, Chad Eggerman, to learn about the risks and opportunities of Saskatchewan’s unique approach to reducing carbon emissions recently introduced by the Government of Saskatchewan. This breakfast seminar will contain important information for large emitters, farmers and landowners,...
Saskatoon Construction Seminar- Contracts & Claims
William Kenny, Scott Hammel and Chad Eggerman host a breakfast seminar on Contracts & Claims on Thursday, October 12 2017. Date: Thursday, October 12 2017 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Saskatoon Club 417 21 Street E Saskatoon, SK To...
Termination Provisions in Power Purchase Agreements: How will Ontario Impact Saskatchewan and Alberta
Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) provide for the purchase of electricity, usually by a utility or corporation, from an independent power producer (IPP). How will recent cancellations of PPAs in Ontario impact future PPAs anticipated in Saskatchewan and Alberta? On July...
10 Legal Risks in Design, Construction and Operation of a Cannabis Production Facility
As the Canadian federal government continues the process of legalizing cannabis across the country, we are witnessing the early consolidation of a new industry involving cannabis giants as well as smaller retailers and producers. This article will focus on those...
On February 5 and 6, 2018, lawyers from Miller Thomson’s Regina, Saskatoon, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton offices attended the Renewable Energy Summit in Calgary. Chad Eggerman and Grant Sprague presented on the next steps in the renewable energy procurements in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Grant...
Saskatchewan and Alberta securities regulators combine forces to increase financing opportunities for small businesses
Start-up crowdfunding is a form of equity funding for small businesses, like any other form of financing available to small businesses looking to raise capital. It is a process by which small businesses are able to raise funds from the...
Next Steps in Realizing Renewables Project Success in Alberta and Saskatchewan
Canadian Clean Energy Conferences
Chad Eggerman and Grant Sprague authored a feature article for the 2018 Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Finance Summit, providing informed perspectives on the next steps for renewables success in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy Brings Opportunities
In the Saskatchewan Strategy, introduced the first week in December after much delay, the Province of Saskatchewan is preparing to give large emitters, primarily in the agriculture, oil & gas and mining industries, the most varied compliance options anywhere in Canada....
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.
What is the Duty to Report Contamination Discovered by a Consultant or Engineer? A look at Saskatchewan’s New Approach
The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 (“EMPA 2010”) came into force in Saskatchewan on June 1, 2015 in conjunction with The Saskatchewan Environmental Code (the “Code”). EMPA 2010 and the Code aim to implement a new results-based regulatory model...
Arbec and co-developers begin construction of Quebec biocrude production facility with $76.5 million in government funding
Counsel to Arbec Forest Products Inc.