525 8th Ave SW, Fl 46, Eighth Ave Pl E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1987 (AB)
Lou is the managing partner of the firm’s Calgary office. His practice focuses on administrative, regulatory and environmental law and commercial litigation in the energy sector. Lou has been involved in the restructuring of Alberta’s power industry and has experience in all aspects of both the regulated and the unregulated electricity sectors, including utility rates, cost of capital, market rules, reliability standards, energy price-setting plans, transmission, distribution and generation facilities (both renewable and non-renewable), cogeneration facilities, industrial systems, merchant transmission and generation, market surveillance investigations, and disputes regarding Alberta’s legislated Power Purchase Arrangements. In the oil and gas sector, Lou provides comprehensive regulatory advice across the spectrum of clients’ operations, including related to pipelines (greenfield, conversion and tolls and tariffs-related issues), heavy oil/oilsands development, well licensing, off-target penalties, pooling, common processors and carriers, processing facilities, public consultation, facility proliferation, environmental matters, land reclamation, emergency response and surface rights.