Bennett Jones has served the Canadian energy
industry for almost 90 years and has played a major role in the industry's
evolution and diversification. Today, the business is global, the issues cross
borders and treaties, and interests involve many stakeholders.
litigation practice is distinguished by our understanding of the technical
aspects of the business, with lawyers who possess the educational background
and industry training to operate in the language of our clients, whether from
a geological, environmental or engineering perspective, or when interpreting
reserve, scientific or financial reports.
From both domestic and
international perspectives, our energy litigators have represented large
integrated energy companies, independent producers, refiners, pipelines,
distributors of energy products, investors, and the wide range of service
companies that support the sector. Disputes have touched all areas of the
industry, including oil, bitumen, natural gas, hydrocarbons, nuclear energy,
hydroelectricity, natural gas liquids and coal.
Our experience has taken
us around the world and encompasses a wide range of appellate work, mediation
and arbitration. From title disputes and breaches of joint venture agreements,
to royalty underpayment and fiduciary claims, our energy litigators have
appeared before all levels of court, arbitration panels, and provincial,
national and international administrative tribunals such as the Alberta Energy
& Utilities Board, the National Energy Board, and the International Atomic
Energy Agency. Disputes have also involved operating agreement matters,
rate-setting, third-party claims, compliance proceedings, ownership of
hydrocarbon rights, lease and license issues, rights of first refusal, mass
tort claims involving personal injury and environmental accidents, marketing
disputes, and anti-trust issues.
- Argent Energy, an Alberta income trust that operated and managed oil and gas properties located in the U.S., sold substantially all of its assets in its cross-border CCAA/Chapter 15 proceeding.
- Representation of Wood Group Mustang (Canada) Inc. in defence of an action commenced by Canadian Natural Resources Limited, relating to the failure of an underground emulsion pipeline in 2009. Amounts claimed are in excess of $80 million. Read more
- Edge Natural Resources LLC in connection with the acquisition of Canamax Energy Ltd. by Edge and senior management and certain other shareholders of Canamax in a transaction valued at approximately $82 million. Read more
2016, Benchmark Canada
Bennett Jones, Energy/Resource Litigation Firm of the Year
2015, AI Offshore Excellence Awards
Bennett Jones, winner, Best Offshore Oil & Gas Law Firm - Canada
2014, The Legal 500 Canada
Bennett Jones, ranked Tier 1, Oil and Gas
Widely considered a ‘leader in oil and gas work', Bennett Jones LLP impresses for its ‘firm-wide focus on serving industry, which ensures that it understands its clients' needs and markets inside out'.
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