Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal & Land


Osler’s Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land Group (REAL) possesses extensive knowledge and decades of accumulated experience advising clients on a broad range of regulatory, environmental, aboriginal and related land issues. Relying on their own individual skills and drawing on each other’s expertise and experience, the REAL group lawyers provide clients with thorough, comprehensive and seamless assistance.

Working as an integrated group across the country, Osler’s REAL lawyers advise clients on their energy, natural resource and infrastructure matters, including:

  • Mining
  • Pipelines
  • Oil Sands
  • Offshore drilling
  • Conventional oil and gas operations
  • Liquefied natural gas
  • Electricity generation and transmission
  • Renewables
  • Gas gathering and storage facilities
  • Refineries and upgraders
  • Agri-food facilities
  • Forestry
  • Contaminated sites
  • Nuclear
  • Chemical Plants
  • Rail, transportation and port facilities


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  • Alberta Court of Appeal Clarifies Quarry Assessment Regime

    Osler acted for the successful appellant

  • Imperial Oil

    Imperial Oil in its pipeline approval (leave to construct) from the Ontario Energy Board

  • KKR

    Acting for KKR and AIMCo in their joint acquisition of a combined 65% equity interest from TC Energy in the $6.8B Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

  • Aura Power Renewables Ltd.

    Aura Power Renewables Ltd. in its Fox Coulee Solar Project approval by the Alberta Utilities Commission

  • innogy SE

    innogy SE in its decision to construct two solar projects in Canada

  • Alberta Transportation

    Alberta provincial government enlists Martin Ignasiak to expediate Springbank dam project

  • Equinor Canada Limited

    Equinor Canada Limited in the environmental assessment, regulatory and indigenous relations matters related to the potential Bay du Nord offshore oil project

  • TransAlta Renewables Inc.

    The underwriters in the $150 million bought deal offering of TransAlta Renewables Inc. common shares by way of a prospectus supplement filed on June 15, 2018.

  • Prosper Petroleum Limited

    Prosper Petroleum Limited in its approved Rigel Oil Sands Project

  • TC Energy

    TC Energy in its approved North Montney Mainline Project

  • TC Energy

    TC Energy in its application of the Dawn Long Term Fixed Price service

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited

    Syndicate of underwriters co-led by Scotia Capital Inc. CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and TD Securities Inc. in the $300 million public offering of preferred shares of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited

  • Kinder Morgan Canada

    National Energy Board Recommends Approval of the $6.8-billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project

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