Nick Bryanskiy has an energy and regulatory practice with an emphasis on rate and facilities aspects of power transmission, renewable generation and energy storage.
Nick advises clients on regulatory compliance and represents them in regulatory proceedings before energy and utility boards and tribunals, including the National Energy Board, Alberta Utilities Commission and Alberta Energy Regulator.
Nick is qualified to practise law in Russia and he assists North American and foreign clients on international energy projects and operations involving Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Nick practised as counsel at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, where he reviewed human rights complaints; drafted judgments; and provided advice to the bench in English, Russian and French.
In Alberta, Nick practised as regulatory counsel at a national business law firm, and subsequently in a regulatory group of a power transmission company. Nick's electricity practice included various rate and facilities proceedings, e.g. interconnection of renewable projects in Alberta. Nick supported functional groups of the company in various regulatory contexts, including the interface with the Alberta Electric System Operator, Alberta Environment, Industry Canada and other agencies; participant involvement programs; remediation and reclamation requirements; and others.
Nick frequently speaks on regulatory and international trade matters, including Canadian sanctions in relation to Russia. He is a member of the Canada Eurasia Russian Business Association and American Bar Association.