MLT Aikins is pleased to welcome Conor Chell to the firm’s Calgary office.
Conor joins the firm’s Energy practice group as counsel. As a seasoned energy lawyer, he has extensive experience in environmental and regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and obtaining project approvals for clients in the oil and gas, renewable, mining, pipeline and oilsands businesses.
Before joining MLT Aikins, Conor spent more than 10 years with Suncor Energy Inc., serving most recently as Director, Central Environment and Regulatory. He was a key contributor to Suncor’s global ESG strategy and oversaw environmental and regulatory due diligence regarding the firm’s operations and M&A activities. He also provided strategic legal advice on several of Suncor’s multi-billion-dollar energy projects, and litigated numerous multi-million-dollar and multi-party claims.
Prior to joining Suncor, Conor acted for companies in the energy sector on a variety of matters, from hearings before energy regulators to project approvals and company reorganizations. He has also assisted energy clients on Indigenous matters, including the duty to consult and accommodate and the development of impact/benefit, joint venture and relationship agreements.