Peter Feldberg is the Firm Managing Partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a leading international business law and litigation firm with over 700 lawyers, operating in eight cities in three countries.
Peter Feldberg's practice encompasses virtually all issues related to the regulation of utilities and their infrastructure development. Over the past several years, he has acted for major western Canadian utilities on matters ranging from the implementation of electricity industry restructuring in British Columbia and the establishment of initial tariffs for a new electricity transmission company, to the resolution of First Nation issues with respect to major energy project developments. He has many years of experience with Canada/US electricity matters, including commercial, jurisdictional and international law issues. He has acted as lead counsel for one of Canada's largest utilities in negotiations toward the development of a regional transmission organization in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, as lead counsel in the development and implementation of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reciprocity tariff structure in British Columbia, and with respect to arrangements to enable dynamic scheduling between western Canada and California to enhance electricity trade.
Peter currently acts as lead counsel for the applicant on electricity (ranging up to and including 500kV) and gas transmission infrastructure developments, advising and representing clients with respect to legislative and regulatory requirements, public consultation, First Nations matters, environmental assessments, siting and routing, and other matters related to contested applications and appeals.
Recent projects have included natural gas transmission pipelines serving the LNG industry in British Columbia, the approval and development of a major electricity transmission build in Alberta and the environmental and regulatory approvals of the 1100 MW Site C dam.
Peter also acts as lead counsel for the applicant and as intervener's counsel on a variety of revenue requirement, rate design, integrated resource planning, and other regulatory proceedings. Peter has also advised and represented utility and resource company clients on a variety of matters relating to First Nations including constitutional litigation, consultation strategies and obligations related to infrastructure development, conflict resolution, and the negotiation and drafting of impact and benefit agreements. His litigation experience extends through all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Honours and Awards
- The Legal 500 Canada 2017 for Energy: Power
- Lexpert® Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers, Report on Business, November 2016
- Chambers Canada 2016 for Energy: Power (Regulatory)
- The Best Lawyers® in Canada 2009-2017 for Energy Regulatory Law and 2017 for Aboriginal Law
- Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2010-2015 for Aboriginal Law and Energy (Electricity)
- Named as a “local litigation star” in Alberta by Benchmark Canada, 2013-2014
- Chambers Global 2013-2015 for Energy: Power (Regulatory) (Canada)
- Lexpert® Ranked Energy Lawyers, Report on Business, October 2013
- Canadian Bar Association Natural Resources, Aboriginal Law subsections
- Energy Bar Association