Shawn is national Co-Chair of the firm. His practice is comprised of energy, mining, environmental, regulatory and Aboriginal law matters. Shawn advises companies in a variety of industries, primarily the Natural Resource industry. He has engaged in a number of international assignments, including advising the Federal Republic of Nigeria on development of its oil sands regulatory system and the Government of Vietnam and PetroVietnam on development of their offshore regulatory regime. He has advised Canada’s largest energy industry associations in respect of regulatory reform for energy project development. He has appeared in major regulatory proceedings before the: Alberta Energy Regulator; Alberta Utilities Commission; National Energy Board; Federal Environmental Assessment Joint Review Panels; Ontario Energy Board; Alberta Environmental Appeal Board and various other appeal boards. He has successfully represented clients in development of multi-billion dollar projects including pipeline projects, oil sands projects, LNG projects, hydro-electric projects, offshore developments, and mining projects. He has advised clients on obligations to Aboriginal groups and negotiated resource development and impact benefit agreements with Aboriginal groups on behalf of resource developers.