Hazel Saffery

Practice Focus

  •  Energy Law and Commercial Transactions
    • Oil & gas transactions
    • Commercial agreements pertaining to the oil & gas sector
    • Asset and share acquisitions and divestitures of oil & gas, coal and other mineral assets
    • Energy projects and joint ventures
    • General corporate and commercial matters
    • Reorganizations and restructuring
  • Regulatory - Energy
    • Appeared as counsel in Surface Rights Board hearings with respect to land disputes
    • Applications and responses to the Alberta Energy Regulator with respect to various applications and queries
    • Research on various environmental and other regulatory requirements in both the electricity and oil & gas industries

Practice Areas


  • University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Laws, 2008
  • Trinity Western University, Bachelor of Sciences (Biology) with a Minor in English Literature, 2003

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2009

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Natural Resources South Section of the Canadian Bar Association

Professional History

  • A 2014 secondment as senior corporate counsel to a medium oil and natural gas producer where primary responsibilities included the management and facilitation of large A&D transactions and the implementation of midstream and marketing arrangements. Additional experience was acquired in the day to day provision of advice to business leaders on joint venture agreements, regulatory and land (mineral and surface) matters and ongoing commercial transactions.


  • Presenter, Current Market Trends in Light of Redwater Energy Corp., BD&P Banking Seminar, Current Issues for Junior Bankers: a Four-Part Seminar Series, March 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Impact of Recent & Proposed Regulatory Changes, BD&P Client Seminar, April 2015
  • Panel Member, Mitigating Directors' Exposure for Personal Environmental Liability, BD&P Client Seminar, February, 2014

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Member, Associates Committee, BD&P
  • Course Instructor, Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators
  • Course Instructor, Business Law, University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education