Blake Williams advises energy companies on regulatory, environmental and Aboriginal matters. He has regulatory, environmental and Aboriginal experience in relation to provincially and federally regulated energy developments throughout Canada including pipelines, oil sands operations, renewable energy projects, LNG facilities, storage facilities, rail facilities, power plants and utility infrastructure.
Blake has represented clients in proceedings and matters before the Alberta Energy Regulator (formerly, the Energy Resources Conservation Board), Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, Alberta Surface Rights Board, Alberta's Métis Settlements Appeal Tribunal and the National Energy Board. He has further significant experience advising clients on matters related to various additional regulatory agencies, including the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission and the British Columbia Surface Rights Board. In addition, Blake has represented clients before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Blake also regularly advises clients concerning spills, contaminated sites, and chemical and other regulatory compliance issues.
Blake joined Bennett Jones as an associate in 2008 after previously articling with the firm.
Wesleyan University (USA), BA, 2004Queen's University, LLB, 2007Seton Hall University School of Law at the American University in Cairo (Egypt), Certificates in Islamic Jurisprudence and International Oil & Gas Transactions, 2006