Luke Morrison is a leading commercial energy lawyer in Canada. Recently awarded the Lexpert Rising Star Award honouring leading lawyers under 40 in Canada and recognized as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500, energy client's benefit from Luke's "dedicated" and "pragmatic, deal-oriented approach".
His practice focuses on quarterbacking transactions involving oil and gas and power/renewable energy assets, particularly in the areas of: M&A/purchase and sale deals; commercial aspects of insolvency and restructuring; Indigenous joint ventures and co-ownership; and commercial project development contract matters.
Luke has acted as lead counsel on a diverse range of landscape-shaping transactions in the Canadian energy sector, from conventional oil and gas to large-scale renewable projects. Highlights of Luke's recent mandates include the acquisition of Canada's largest urban solar project, the ongoing development of Canada's largest proposed integrated blue hydrogen production project and multiple landmark/precedent-setting energy insolvency deals.
Luke assists energy clients on a full spectrum of project development matters, including co-ownership structuring (governance and ESG), joint development issues, operations, marketing, and supply/offtake transactions. He has developed specialized expertise in advising on energy transformation projects (such as petrochemicals, helium, solar, wind and hydrogen) and the application of new energy technologies, such as in relation to lithium extraction, blockchain, small modular reactors and well site/facility re-purposing.
A frequent contributor on energy contract law and energy M&A issues, Luke has presented for organizations such as the University of Calgary, the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, the Petroleum Acquisition & Divestment Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He has also been featured in numerous publications such as Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer and The Lawyer's Daily and in relation to commercial energy issues, and is a member of a wide variety of energy industry associations.
Luke has an outstanding track record of involvement and leadership in community, which currently includes serving as a board member of The Educational Partnership Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that provides support for over 740,000 youth in Canada with literacy, book donation and trades training programs, including for Indigenous and remote communities where there is a gap in existing programs.