Stephen D. Burns
Stephen D. Burns
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-3050
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1998 (AB)
Stephen Burns' practice focuses on energy, utility and infrastructure related technology, procurement and outsourcing, technology transfers, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate / commercial matters related to technology. He is the Co-Head of the ITB Practice Group. Stephen’s IT procurement related experience includes leading several large multi-stage, multi-vendor outsourcing transactions on behalf of large, integrated energy companies and utilities. He has also completed similar work for clients in health, financial markets and banking. In addition, he has lead the creation of multi-vendor private IT marketplaces for large energy companies. Stephen is regularly retained by clients for IT procurement, RFP and contract negotiation matters, including development, customization, co-location and cloud services. Stephen's practice includes a focus on information law, including data governance, cyber-security, seismic, privacy, social media, document retention and access to government information. Stephen is regularly recognized for his leading practice, including in Chambers Canada, Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, IAM Patent 1000 and Best Lawyers in Canada.
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Canadian Utilities Limited, Quanta Services, Inc. and Innovative Emergency Management was selected as the successful proponent and LUMA Energy, LLC and LUMA Energy ServCo, LLC entered into the Operation and Maintenance Agreement with each of the P3A and The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company, completed the sale of its entire Canadian fossil fuel-based electricity generation portfolio for, in aggregate, approximately $835 million.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“DHC”) completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier Inc. (“Bombardier”) for gross proceeds of approximately US$300 million
On August 22, 2018, Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. announced that it had selected seven contractors to lead construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).
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