Luke Morrison is a leading commercial energy lawyer in Canada. Clients benefit from Luke's dedicated and pragmatic/collaborative deal-oriented approach, and his deep experience in quarterbacking complex transactions involving oil & gas and power/renewable energy deals, particularly in the areas of: M&A/purchase and sale deals involving energy assets; oil & gas insolvency and restructuring deals (commercial aspects); Indigenous co-ownership transactions involving energy infrastructure; and energy project development and operational contracts.
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 new or emerging energy resource development projects (such as petrochemicals, helium, solar and hydrogen) and the application of new energy technologies, such as in relation to lithium extraction, blockchain and well site/facility re-purposing.
A frequent contributor on energy contract law and 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 is 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.