Clients in Canada and around the world trust Bennett Jones to solve their most complex legal matters.

In addition to providing unparalleled strategic legal advice, what also sets us apart from our competitors is our ability to deliver an outstanding client experience, our deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses and industries, our history of building long client relationships, and our roster of highly skilled lawyers.

We stand by our clients and see things from their perspective—across sectors, industries and borders.

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About the Industry

When it comes to the energy sector, including oil, gas, power, and renewables, the challenges seem simple: capture the resource and get it to market. However, in reality, the complexities surrounding hydrocarbon extraction, processing and transportation, as with the generation, transmission and distribution of energy, can be overwhelming.

Whether developing an asset, seeking approvals to operate, taking the product to market or funding the entire venture, stakeholders need a law firm that understands the industry and can take care of each hurdle. Bennett Jones is familiar with the diverse local, provincial, national, and international aspects of energy development, and all facets of corporate, commercial, litigation, tax, competition, trade, employment, OH&S, regulatory and environmental law in that regard.

Bennett Jones has been intimately involved in virtually every major energy development project in Canada in the past 20 years, representing project proponents, investors and other stakeholders.

The Benefit of Bennett Jones

Our experience with private consortia, design-builders, project sponsors, financiers, service providers and aboriginal partners gives us perspective on key issues and negotiating points in any complex deal, and lets us integrate seamlessly with other service providers and consultants.

Advising on the full range of financing models has enabled us to influence many of the structures in use in Canada today, including several “firsts” in the market.

We are a multidisciplinary firm, providing ongoing legal support on operational issues as well as tax litigation matters, import permits, regulatory compliance, environmental damage claims, investigations and prosecutions, and other claims arising out of ongoing and completed infrastructure and construction projects.

A History in Energy

Bennett Jones has been a part of the Canadian energy industry since the very beginning. This history, starting with named partner Mac Jones (pictured here), means that our clients have access to knowledge of the energy industry and related legal experience that no other firm in Canada can match. We have helped our clients shape the Canadian energy industry and we have a desire to share our knowledge and shape the industry's future.

A Premier Energy Firm

Our lawyers are technically excellent in all sectors of the energy industry and are deeply knowledgeable as to the legal and business considerations specific to the industry.

We have the largest dedicated energy group in Canada, active in all sectors of the energy industry.

We have more significant experience in the industry than any other law firm in Canada.

Our Standing Amongst Peers

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Energy: Oil & Gas

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Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation – Alberta

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Environmental Law

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Litigation: Corporate Commercial – Alberta

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A Proven Partner in Energy

Based upon our knowledge and experience in the Canadian energy industry, we have the ability to guide our clients to the successful completion of energy transactions, foreign investment in Canadian projects and new major capital project developments.


Bennett Jones is proud to be counsel for one of the world's largest multi-utilities companies, ATCO Ltd. Our long relationship with ATCO and its subsidiaries has allowed us to work on a wide range of power projects in Alberta and around the world.

A true partner to the business: they understand our world and our work.
They feel like an extension of us.

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