Randall W. Block
Randall W. Block , QC
(403) 232-9572
(403) 266-1395
520 3rd Ave SW, Suite 1900, Centennial Place, East Tower, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1985 (AB)
Specializes in all forms of dispute resolution in the energy and oil & gas industries, including regulatory proceedings, commercial litigation, and arbitration. Has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Energy Regulator, National Energy Board, and various arbitral panels. Has also sat as an arbitrator. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Has written and lectured on various issues in oil & gas law and major energy and oil sand project development. Emphasis on regulatory proceedings, corporate/commercial litigation, and arbitration related to energy and corporate/commercial disputes. Ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Canada for Litigation: General Commercial (Alberta). Recognized as Energy/Resources Litigator of the Year 2013 by Benchmark Canada. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006 and was named as Calgary Lawyer of the Year for Administrative and Public Law (2021), Corporate and Commercial Litigation (2019), Energy Regulatory Law (2018), Oil and Gas Law (2017), and Bet-the-Company Litigation (2013). Appointed QC in 2005. Called to the Alberta Bar in 1985.
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SNC-Lavalin announced that it had reached financial close on the sale of its 100-per cent interest in AltaLink, Alberta's largest regulated energy transmission company, to Berkshire Hathaway Energy (Berkshire). This follows the receipt of regulatory approvals from the Alberta Utilities Commission and approvals pursuant to the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act. Based on the terms of the agreement, the transaction values AltaLink at approximately $7.2 billion and will result in gross proceeds to SNC-Lavalin of approximately $3.1 billion.