Simon Foxcroft has a practice focussed primarily on occupational health and safety, energy, transportation, construction and mining law.
Mining and Energy
Simon is intimately familiar with the mining and commodities industries having spent time as senior legal counsel for Canada's largest thermal coal producer. Simon provides advice on all aspects of a mining business including the negotiation and preparation of international and domestic supply agreements; the loading, storage, railing and shipping of commodities; the day to day operations of a working mine; and the negotiation and preparation of equipment supply and purchase agreements. Simon has extensive involvement in mine expansions and reserve development including the negotiated resolution of competing mineral and resource stake holders.
Simon routinely provides advice on all aspects of the loading, storage, transportation and shipping of commodities including coal and oil. He regularly acts for clients in relation to the leasing of rail cars and has been extensively involved in the legal and regulatory issues arising from the railing of crude oil.
Simon has provided advice with respect to a large number of construction projects including commercial real estate build to suit projects; the construction of an activated carbon plant in Saskatchewan; and the reopening of a shuttered mine including the full refurbishment of a drag-line shovel. More recently, Simon has been directly involved in the extensive construction and upgrading of various electrical distribution and transmission facilities throughout Alberta.
Occupational Health and Safety
Simon has provided advice with respect to occupational health and safety related matters throughout Western Canada. In particular, he is involved in the auditing, review and drafting of construction and project contracts to ensure conformity with both provincial and federal health and safety obligations and with respect to providing advice in relation to large energy construction projects. He has acted for various safety organizations and for both owners and contractors.