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)
Partner with Bennett Jones LLP, leads the firm's Innovation, Technology, and Branding practice group. Stephen's practice focuses primarily on technology and IT procurement, outsourcing and licensing, technology transactions, information and privacy law, and the protection and commercialization of intellectual property. He routinely negotiates the IP aspects of major energy and infrastructure projects, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, collaborations, and joint ventures. He regularly advises clients on their significant IT outsourcings, their investments in technology and technology companies, and their information management, cyber-security, social media, document retention, privacy, access, and rights management mandates. Stephen is often called upon to represent clients in front of the Federal, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioners. Stephen's clients include both technology providers and users; including, energy, mining, natural resource, utility, software, clean technology, and agriculture companies. As a Registered Trademark Agent, Stephen regularly deals with issues concerning licensing, registration, and protection of trademarks in Canada and abroad.
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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).