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.
Our energy 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.