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Peter Ciechanowski



University of Alberta, Juris Doctor, 2016

University of Alberta, Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health, 2013

University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science with Honors in Immunology and Infection, 2010

University of Alberta, Certificate of Peace and Post-Conflict Studies, 2010

Bar admission: 2017
Government and not for profit, Oil and gas, Power, Renewables and energy transition
Practice areas:
Corporate governance and disclosure, Energy, Environmental, social, and governance (ESG), Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, Regulatory, environmental and Indigenous-Related Legal Issues


Prior to joining BD&P, Peter previously worked at a national law firm in Calgary advising on the implications of regulatory and environmental regimes within the energy sector. Peter has also advised on mergers and acquisitions and corporate disclosures, and has appeared before administrative tribunals such as the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board).

Prior to working at a national law firm, Peter was legal counsel to the Government of Alberta advising on energy and trade matters including petroleum and natural gas tenure and royalty, procurement, project development, carbon capture and storage, geothermal, insolvency and trade disputes. While at the Government of Alberta, Peter advised on high-profile mandates such as the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project, Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, the Northwest Redwater Partnership and Westmoreland’s investor-state dispute under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Peter worked with Alberta Health Services, the Office of the Chief Medical officer of Health, and an international biotechnology company in matters of public health.

Community involvement

Peter serves as the Corporate Secretary for Caregivers Alberta and as an Advisor for DiscoveryLab.

Professional involvement

Professional associations

Member, Law Society of Alberta


Honours and Recognitions

Premier’s Public Service Team Award for demonstrating outstanding service delivery innovation in curtailment and crude by rail for narrowing oil differential pricing (2020)