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Karen L. Illsey


Oil, Gas and Electricity Regulatory Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3318

Karen Illsey has particular experience in oil, gas, electricity, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) matters. She regularly acts for gas and electric utility companies in relation to a broad range of matters.

Karen has appeared before the National Energy Board, Alberta Utilities Commission and Ontario Energy Board on matters such as facility applications, gas deregulation hearings, and utility restructuring and rate proceedings. She has also advised clients in relation to matters before various other regulatory agencies, including the British Columbia Utilities Commission, and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board.

Karen, with experience gained in-house as a member of the government and regulatory affairs department of a leading energy retailer, also advises market participants on affiliate code of conduct, consumer protection and privacy matters.

She assists in the preparation and publication of articles relating to matters such as oil and gas regulation and environmental impact assessment.

Prior to entering legal practice, Karen worked for a geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting firm.

Select Experience

  • ATCO Ltd. in connection with the disposition of ATCO I-Tek Inc. and ATCO's Australian IT operations to affiliates of Wipro Ltd. ("Wipro") for aggregate sale proceeds of approximately $210 million.
  • ATCO Ltd. in connection with the negotiation, structuring and other commercial matters relating to ATCO entering into a strategic alliance with Wipro including 10-year master service agreements governing the provision of IT services by Wipro to the ATCO Group of Companies valued at approximately $1.2 billion.
  • Shell Canada Products, in connection with regulatory, environmental, aboriginal and land matters regarding a proposed refinery project.

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