Lexpert has published its Special Edition: Energy 2021, recognizing five MLT Aikins lawyers as leading professionals in the energy sector. The Special Edition features Lexpert-ranked lawyers in practice areas that include energy mandates, including oil & gas, electricity and renewables.
The publication includes feature articles covering current trends, events and the latest developments in the energy industry. Legal issues covered in this publication include oil & gas, electricity & renewables, environmental issues and Indigenous consultation.
Please join us in congratulating energy lawyers Len Andrychuk, Meaghan Conroy, Chad Eggerman, Rangi Jeerakathil and Aaron Runge on this recognition.
Len Andrychuk, Q.C.
Len maintains a broad practice which includes environmental law, First Nations law, property tax assessment, construction contracts, industrial project development and major equipment procurement. Len has acted as counsel, from conception to completion, on major industrial construction projects in both Canada and the United States. He has considerable experience in the resolution of construction, equipment procurement, energy and other disputes. As counsel before administrative tribunals, arbitrators, Saskatchewan and Alberta courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada, Len has appeared in more than 150 reported judgments, with more than 80 at the appellate level.
Meaghan assists Indigenous rights-holders and landowners with issues related to natural resource extraction, land development, flood management infrastructure and other environmental matters. She has represented clients before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, all levels of court in Alberta and Manitoba. She has also participated in proceedings before the Alberta Energy Regulator, the federal Impact Assessment Agency, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Métis Settlements Appeal Tribunal and other administrative tribunals.
Chad is a projects lawyer whose first mandate advising on development of a renewable energy project in Western Canada was in 2004. In the nearly two decades since that first mandate, Chad has acted for domestic and multinational project developers, project owners, indigenous groups, vertically-integrated utilities, municipal utilities, municipalities, landowner groups and key equipment suppliers on energy projects in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Among others, Chad has advised project stakeholders on wind, solar, geothermal, flare gas, battery storage and cryptocurrency mining projects. Although Chad has years of experience in real estate, corporate/commercial, environmental and financing, Chad’s core expertise is in working together with project developers and owners to structure projects to ensure the most efficient legal structure and contracts are in place to mitigate risks, maintain schedule and control costs. In addition to leading the Energy group at the firm, Chad is also an active member of the construction and indigenous practice groups in the firm.
Rangi practises in the areas of environmental, energy and Aboriginal law, including corporate social responsibility. Rangi advises clients on regulatory issues in de-regulated and regulated natural gas and electricity industries. He has also acted in general rate applications and hearings for the approval of power plants, market rule objections, transmission lines, oil facilities and other regulatory matters including proceedings before the Canadian Energy Regulator.
Aaron Runge serves as managing partner of the firm. He joined the firm in 1994 as an articling student and became partner in 2001. Prior to his appointment as managing partner, Aaron’s practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, venture and private capital, corporate finance and securities law.
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