Ian is well regarded for his handling of regulatory requirements, hearings and international trade matters. His practice also includes expertise in rules relating to electricity and natural gas interconnection and transportation.

- Chambers Canada, 2021 Guide

Ian advises and represents governments, public utilities, power marketers, alternative energy producers and energy marketers on regulatory requirements, hearings, commercial transactions and international trade matters related to energy. Ian acts for the largest electric utility in British Columbia, and for several district energy utilities in connection with the regulation of their rates and services. He advises market participants on the rules of interconnection and access to transportation services for electricity and natural gas. He also advises biofuel and alternative energy producers and distributors on regulatory requirements and transactions. 

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • Canadian Institute of Energy (B.C.), Director
  • Continuing Legal Education, instructor for seminar on public utility regulation
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan, Member

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2013-2024: recognised for Energy Regulatory Law
  • Chambers Global 2023: recognised for Energy: Power (Regulatory) (Band 4)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023: recommended as a leading practitioner for Energy (Electricity)
  • Chambers Canada 2023: recognised for Energy: Power (Regulatory) - Nationwide (Band 4)
  • Chambers Canada 2021: recognised for Energy: Power (Regulatory) - Nationwide (Band 4); and Energy: Provincial Regulatory - British Columbia (Band 2)
  • Lexpert Special Edition 2016-2020: Leading Canadian Lawyers in Energy
  • Chambers Global 2015: recognised in the Energy: Power (Regulatory) (Canada) category



Ian has:

  • Acted for the largest electric utility in B.C. in connection with applications before the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) for approval to increase rates, amend tariffs, and of long-term resource plans
  • Advised the electric utility on all aspects of its rates and tariffs for industrial customers
  • Acted for the electric utility in connection with the development of a new transmission line in northwest B.C.
  • Advised investors considering the purchase of electricity generation assets in B.C.
  • Acted for an electric utility in connection with applications before the BCUC related to potential arbitrage of the utility’s low cost power by customers with their own generation capability
  • Acted for a natural gas storage service provider in applications to the BCUC for exemption from economic regulation and disposition of assets
  • Acted for an oil products shipper in proceedings before the BCUC related to a proposal to increase pipeline tolls based on diminished economic life considerations
  • Assisted an electric utility and its power marketing affiliate in developing standards of conduct for transmission information
  • Assisted a B.C. power marketing company in making changes in status filings with FERC

News & Publications

News & Publications

Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • "Emerging Trends in the Alberta and B.C. Energy Markets: An Overview", 7th Annual Energy Contracts Conference, Calgary, September 23-24, 2008
  • 3rd Annual B.C. Power Summit, Vancouver, December 6-7, 2005
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Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2000)
  • Saskatchewan (2023)


Queen’s University (B.Sc. Physical Geography, 1992)

University of Victoria (LL.B., 1999)

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