Four MLT Aikins lawyers featured in Lexpert Special Edition: Energy 2023

Renowned legal publication, Lexpert, has included four MLT Aikins lawyers in its new Special Edition: Energy 2023: Len Andrychuk, K.C., Thomas Collopy, James Ferguson, K.C. and Rangi Jeerakathil. MLT Aikins congratulates Len, Tom, Jim and Rangi for being named as leading legal professionals within the energy industry.

Each year, the Lexpert Special Edition: Energy profiles leading lawyers alongside articles discussing the latest industry developments, trends and legal issues in oil and gas, renewables, environmental regulation and Indigenous consultation. Since 1994, Lexpert has conducted annual peer surveys to identify the best lawyers and law firms in Canada in specific practice areas and industries. More than 13,000 lawyers complete the confidential survey. The Lexpert Special Edition: Energy 2023 will be digitally published on September 25.

Len Andrychuk, K.C.

Based in Regina, Len practises in several areas, including environmental law (mining, oil and gas), real estate development, construction, and diverse light and heavy industry. He represents clients in environmental litigation, and advises on environmental compliance, liability and remediation. Len has acted as counsel, from conception to completion, on major industrial construction projects in both Canada and the U.S. He has advised First Nations and corporate clients on the duty to consult with First Nations and Métis peoples, and in matters relating to Indigenous and Treaty rights. Since 1980, Len has appeared in more than 150 reported judgments, with over 90 at the appellate level, by serving as counsel before administrative tribunals, Saskatchewan and Alberta courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Thomas Collopy

Thomas (Tom) is a corporate/commercial lawyer, based in Calgary, with extensive experience in energy and natural resources. He has advised upstream and midstream oil and gas and oilfield services companies as well as corporate, receiver-manager/trustee and secured lending clients, on a variety of domestic and international energy matters. Tom’s experience ranges from due diligence and title review to the interpretation, negotiation and preparation of energy-related agreements. He has played a key role in several commodity deals involving coal, oil and gas, in addition to renewable energy transactions in solar, wind and biomass. Tom received the Lorelle and David Schoenfeld Prize for Environmental Law in 2005.

James Ferguson, K.C.

A senior partner at our Winnipeg office, James (Jim) is a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience in wind powered renewable energy. This includes power purchase agreements, project financing and transaction structuring. Jim has served clients such as Manitoba Hydro. No stranger to the Lexpert Special Edition, Jim has been recognized by the publication as one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers in Energy since 2017 and as a Leading Lawyer from 2013-2021. Active in the Winnipeg community, Jim has chaired the Pan Am Clinic Foundation and is past chair of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation.

Rangi Jeerakathil

Rangi practises at our Saskatoon office in the areas of environmental, energy and Indigenous law, including corporate social responsibility. He has advised proponents extensively on permitting for industrial projects, including mining projects, in project decommissioning as well on the environmental and regulatory components of uranium mining and nuclear generation projects. Rangi lectures on environmental law at the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, and has been honoured by Lexpert Special Edition: Energy since 2019.

Our Energy Practice

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