Shawn Denstedt assumes new leadership role at Osler as Vice Chair, Western Canada

Shawn Denstedt, QC

Jun 12, 2018

Long recognized as a strategic business advisor to clients developing some of Canada’s most significant energy projects, Shawn Denstedt, Q.C. will be assuming a new leadership role at the firm, as Vice Chair, Western Canada. In this role, Shawn will leverage his in-depth understanding of our clients’ businesses and significant experience in the energy sector.

Internationally recognized as one of the leading project development lawyers in Canada, Shawn has a long track of success in partnering with clients involved in complex energy projects that often span decades and jurisdictions. Most recently, this has included leading the Osler team advising Kinder Morgan Canada on its proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Shawn’s ability to provide strategic advice to clients undertaking mission-critical projects draws upon a deep understanding of clients’ businesses, an ability to effectively navigate an evolving regulatory landscape, and a passion for supporting sustainable economic development in Canada.

“We are delighted that Shawn has taken on this important role for the firm, and look forward to benefiting from his leadership contributions in the Western Canadian marketplace. Together with the recent additions of former Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and leading energy practitioner Craig Spurn, Shawn’s appointment is part of the firm’s ongoing development of its presence in Western Canada,” said Dale Ponder, Co-Chair of the firm. Shawn will continue to be based in Calgary.

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