Industry

Energy

Our Energy team has worked with leading participants in every sector aspect on business-critical projects and transactions from coast to coast.

The energy sector continues to be a significant contributor to Canada’s economy. While renewables are becoming a more significant part of the global energy mix, fossil fuels will still provide a substantial portion of the world’s increasing energy demands for the foreseeable future.

Canada’s energy sector has been developing hydrocarbons for more than 150 years. The success of this industry has been built on entrepreneurship, innovation and the thoughtful management of the many challenges involved, including changing cost structures and commodity price fluctuations; evolving technology required to access previously stranded assets and improve carbon capture strategies; reducing carbon emissions and managing environmental impacts of operations; working in partnership with Indigenous groups; understanding the ever-evolving regulatory regimes; and working to obtain access to new markets.

How we can help

The offering Osler’s Energy Group provides to clients is simple but all-encompassing. We understand the industry and the marketplace in which you operate; we take the time to understand your objectives fully, and then we partner with you in creative ways to deliver on your goals.

The energy industry is in the midst of a massive transformation, with shifting economic and geopolitical realities presenting new challenges and opportunities. At the forefront of this change is an increased focus on hydrogen, biogas and alternative energy sources.

Companies need to work with a law firm that understands the trends shaping this sector to navigate this evolving landscape. Osler’s Energy Group worked with leading participants in every sector aspect on business-critical projects and transactions from coast to coast. In the process, we have developed market-leading expertise in structuring complex joint ventures, completing strategic mergers and acquisitions, undertaking high-profile regulatory proceedings, and developing and project financing major infrastructure projects.

Our clients include multinational E&P companies, infrastructure companies, private equity and pension funds, state-owned enterprises, mid-market and midstream companies, renewable energy developers, pipeline companies and multi-party consortiums. We’ve helped upstream, midstream, downstream and integrated operations build new projects, expand existing ones and execute all growth plans. In addition, we’ve assisted companies in navigating competition and antitrust issues, dispute resolution, Indigenous law, land usage challenges and environmental regulations, among many other matters. Leveraging Osler’s unique “one-firm” approach, our lawyers have extensive experience in litigating complex cases related to energy, resource and infrastructure projects.

Whether you’re involved in LNG, oil sands, offshore, shale gas, pipelines, upgrading and refining facilities or other areas of the market, you must stay on top of the many issues that will arise now and in the future. We pride ourselves on having a top-tier team — our Group is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Canada, one of the leading legal directories in the world — with significant experience in all energy-related matters and the agility to adapt to the changing needs of our clients.


Key Contacts

Co-Chair

Jacob A. Sadikman

Partner, Commercial, Toronto

Co-Chair

Craig Spurn

Partner, Corporate, Calgary


Representative Work


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Awards and Recognition

  • Recognized in Energy: Oil & Gas (Band 1) and Energy: Power (Band 1)

    —Chambers Canada
  • Named “2020 Projects & Energy Law Firm of the Year”

    —Chambers Canada Awards
  • Recognized in Energy: Oil & Gas (Band 1) and Energy: Power (Band 1)

    —Chambers Global
  • Recognized in Energy Oil & Gas (Alberta)

    —The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized in Energy: Oil & Gas (Tier 1)

    —Legal 500

Osler’s highly regarded energy group has played an integral role in advising clients in many of the most significant and complex transactions and projects involving Canadian energy companies at home and abroad.

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In the Media

  • Osler News May 10, 2024

    Maureen Killoran, KC, named Energy/Resources Litigator of the Year at the 2024 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards

    Osler is proud to announce that National Co-Chair Maureen Killoran, KC, has once again been named the Energy/Resources Litigator of the Year at the 20...

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    Maureen Killoran, KC, named Energy/Resources Litigator of the Year at the 2024 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards
  • Osler News Apr 3, 2024

    Osler partners Janice Buckingham and Andrea Whyte appointed as King’s Counsel

    Calgary-based partners Janice Buckingham, the former co-lead of the Energy Practice and Andrea Whyte, of the Corporate Group, have been appointed as K...

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  • Osler News Mar 12, 2024

    Brad Gilmour joins Osler’s Regulatory, Indigenous and Environmental group as a partner

    Brad specializes in complex regulatory and environmental approvals for some of Canada’s largest and most important projects, advising clients across t...

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  • Osler News Jan 22, 2024

    Osler ranked #1 Canadian legal advisor in Infralogic FY23 rankings and trend report

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