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 earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019
Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...
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 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...
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Anne-Frédérique Bourret est panéliste à l’Association du Barreau canadien
Anne-Frédérique Bourret est panéliste lors de la conférence intitulée « Allègement règlementaire – Impacts sur les entreprises du secteur privé et du secteur parapublic de la réforme du régime d’autorisation de la LQE » organisée par l’Association du Barreau canadien....
Sandra Gogal speaks at SME Mining Conference
Sandra Gogal is a presenter at Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration’s conference on Current Trends in Mining Finance.
Jennifer Babe and Aaron Atcheson speak at Business Law Summit
Jennifer Babe and Aaron Atcheson are presenters at the Law Society of Ontario’s 8th Annual Business Law Summit. Jennifer is Program Chair and speaks on “Commercial Law Updates”. Aaron speaks on “CleanTech in Transactions”.
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...
Amyn Lalji speaks at Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association conference
Amyn Lalji is a presenter on the Legal Panel at the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association Conference.
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 is joined by Dawn Farrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, TransAlta and Rich Kruger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Imperial Oil. Grant...
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.
Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Montréal
Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception on September 26, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our speakers will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment (Bill C-69)...
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.”
Use and Non-Use of Licensed Land Agents by Renewable Energy Companies
In Alberta, oil and gas companies have long required the services of accredited land agents in acquiring or leasing land to exploit the mineral resources there. The recent surge in interest in renewable energy sources, especially wind and solar, presents...
New Renewable Electricity Procurement in Alberta
The Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips, announced two new rounds of Renewable Electricity Procurement (REP) at the recent Alberta Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Financing Summit conference. REP 2 looks to acquire up to 300 MW of renewable electricity generation...
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.
The Winds of Change: How Will the Saskatchewan Government’s New Wind Energy Siting Location Guidelines Impact Wind Energy Developers?
On September 19, 2016, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment refused to approve the development of a proposed wind energy project near the Village of Chaplin, Saskatchewan (the “Chaplin Project”). Environmental concerns – predominantly the concern that the proposed location was...
Québec Government Introduces Framework for Oil and Gas Exploration
In the early morning of December 10, 2016, the Québec legislature adopted the contentious Bill 106: An Act to implement the 2030 Energy Policy and to amend various legislative provisions. The main purpose of Bill 106 was to enact the Act respecting...
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...
Fuelex Energy Ltd. completes asset purchase from Blue Water West Ltd.
Counsel to Fuelex Energy Ltd.
Canaccord Genuity Acquisition Corp. completes qualifying acquisition of Spark Power Corp.
Counsel to Spark Power Corp.
Bonterra Resources Inc. closes transaction with Metanor Resources in $78 million acquisition
Counsel to Bonterra Resources Inc.
Amarillo Gold Announces Sale of NSR Royalty to Royal Gold
Counsel to Amarillo Gold Corporation
Pacton Gold closes private placement
Counsel to Pacton Gold Inc.
Concerned Shareholders of Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. announce results of special meeting
Counsel to the Concerned Shareholders of Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.
Alabama Graphite acquired by Westwater Resources
Counsel to Alabama Graphite Corp.
Laurion Mineral Exploration closes non-brokered private placement of units
Counsel to Laurion Mineral Exploration Inc.
Mountain Province Diamonds completes business combination with Kennady Diamonds
Counsel to the special committee of Mountain Province Diamonds
TerraX Minerals closes bought deal financing
Counsel to TerraX Minerals Inc.