Gilmour, Brad

Brad Gilmour

Partner, Head of Regulatory

Environmental, Energy, Regulatory and Aboriginal Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3382

Brad Gilmour is head of the firm's regulatory department and co-head of the environmental department. His practice focuses primarily on environmental, energy, regulatory and aboriginal law.

He has significant experience in facility approval applications associated with a broad range of energy, natural resource, chemical, petrochemical, hydro, oil sands, bio-fuel, wind and other industry types. Brad appears before the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, the Alberta Energy Regulator (formerly, the Energy Resources Conservation Board), the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Board and the National Energy Board. Brad also regularly advises clients concerning regulatory compliance issues, spills, contaminated sites and environmental prosecutions.

Before entering the practice of law, he worked in Calgary as an environmental consultant conducting environmental liability assessments and site remediation programs.

Brad writes and speaks on topics concerning environmental and regulatory law. As well, he has taught courses on environmental law and occupational health and safety law for the University of Calgary, Athabasca University, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Brad is the past chair of the Canadian Prairie and Northern section of the Air and Waste Management Association and a past chair of the southern environmental section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Select Experience

  • Di-Corp Sand Transloading LP, in connection with the divestiture of Grande Prairie Transload Facility to BMC Northern Resources Inc. Read more
  • Represented Alberta Orphan Well Association concerning whether secured creditors have priority with regard to assets of insolvent companies.  
  • Represented many corporations and Boards of Directors concerning environmental and regulatory compliance issues and prosecutions relating to issues such as pipeline releases, commodity transport accidents, sour gas releases, oil facility releases, releases from petroleum and natural gas wells, tailings pond containment failures, breaches of operating permits, import and export of chemicals, and ozone depleting substances.

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Ranked, Environmental Law
    "He is a pleasure to work with, extremely strong, really smart, and cares a lot about his clients."
  • 2017, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

    Recognized as a leading environmental lawyer
  • 2016, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

    Recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Canada

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