Evan W. Dixon

Practice Focus

  • Energy Regulatory
    • Practice focused on administrative, regulatory and environmental law matters related to the energy sector
    • Representation of project proponents and intervenors in all manner of regulatory proceedings related to mining, electrical and oil & gas facilities applications, electricity market and pipeline matters
    • Aboriginal and Environmental matters, including environmental assessments and approvals as well as stakeholder consultation issues
    • Regulatory appeals
  • Aboriginal Law
    • Negotiations with First Nations groups in relation to securing project approvals
    • Negotiation and preparation of various commercial agreements involving First Nations and industry proponents
  • Court & Tribunal Appearances
    • Appearances before the Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court of Alberta as well as appearances before the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and its predecessor the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) and the National Energy Board (NEB)

Professional Experience

  • In-house counsel to one of Canada’s largest pipeline utility companies where Evan assisted in the development and implementation of legal and regulatory strategy for pipeline and energy projects
  • Counsel to a quasi-judicial board responsible for the economic regulation of public utilities
  • Counsel to a large independent power producer and marketer in respect of electricity market matters before the AUC
  • Co-counsel to a large Canadian municipality in proceedings before the ERCB pursuant to the Pipeline Act to have a segment of pipeline relocated to allow the construction of municipal road infrastructure
  • Co-counsel to the Province of Alberta in respect of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
  • Negotiations with a First Nation Group and the Government of Canada in relation to the ongoing operation of NEB regulated pipeline infrastructure located on a Reserve
  • Representation of various stakeholders and stakeholder groups in AUC proceedings pertaining to the development of electrical transmission facilities
  • Counsel to a market participant in proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission to develop the competitive procurement process for the opportunity to build, finance, own and operate a 500kV Transmission line from the Edmonton Region to Fort McMurray area

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Laws, 2004
  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts , Political Science, 1999

Bar Admission

  • Northwest Territories 2011
  • Alberta 2005

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Presentations

  • Author and Presenter, Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers, The Canadian Energy Law Foundation Annual Jasper Conference, 2012 and 2015
  • Co-Presenter, Impact of Recent & Proposed Regulatory Changes, BD&P Client Seminar, April 2015
  • Presenter, Risky Business: Protecting Against Counterparty Default and Insolvency Risk, BD&P Client Seminar, March 2015
  • Panel Member, Mitigating Directors' Exposure for Personal Environmental Liability, BD&P Client Seminar, February 2014

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance