Alan has practised energy and environmental/regulatory law since 1989 and regularly deals with commercial, operational, environmental and regulatory issues, especially for the upstream oil & gas and power industries. He is the former chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Practice group and a member of the firm’s energy department. Alan has significant legal experience in acting for the oil & gas industry in commercial transactions and environmental and regulatory matters, including facility, well and pipeline applications and transactions. He has also dealt with commercial, environmental and regulatory issues concerning power plants, transmission and distribution lines, renewable energy projects, tourism and recreation projects, forestry, mining, commercial real estate, industrial facilities, sewage plants, hazardous waste landfills, fertilizer plants, water storage reservoirs, chemical compliance issues, emissions trading, water rights, nuclear licensing, carbon capture and the storage and transportation of dangerous goods.
Capital Power Corporation completed its acquisition of Goreway Power Station Holdings Inc., which owns the Goreway Power Station, from JERA Co., Inc. (JERA) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation for a total of $977 million.
On December 13, 2018, MISTRAS Group, Inc. (MG: NYSE), a global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions to the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, announced the acquisition of Onstream Pipeline Inspection, a leading North American provider of proprietary technology enabling pipeline inspection and data analytics services from NOVACAP and affiliates.
On August 16, 2017, Paramount Resources Ltd. acquired all of the shares of Apache Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of US public company Apache Corp., for approximately $460 million. The acquisition added significant reserves, production and landholdings within Alberta and British Columbia to Paramount’s portfolio.
On September 1, 2015, Enbridge Inc. announced the closing of the transfer of its Canadian Liquids Pipelines business, comprised primarily of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Athabasca Inc., and certain Canadian renewable energy assets (the Transaction) to an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $30.4 billion together with certain Incentive/Performance Rights. A joint special committee (the Special Committee) of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (EIFH) and the Board of Trustees of Enbridge Commercial Trust (ECT) was formed to review and consider the Transaction, conduct due diligence and negotiate the terms of the Transaction on behalf of EIFH, the Fund and ECT.