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Bernard J Roth

Tel:
Work (403) 268 6888
Email:
Web:
www.dentons.com/en/bernard-roth
Dentons

Work Department

Aboriginal Law (Canada); Environment and Natural Resources; Energy; Mining

Position

Partner

Career

Bernard practices in the firm’s Energy Regulatory Practice Group in Calgary. His experience in this area has focused on administrative law.

 

Read Bernard's full biography here.

Languages

English

Member

Education

Columbia University, 1992, LL.M.
University of Saskatchewan, 1988, LL.B. (Great Distinction and Gold Medalist)
University of Saskatchewan, 1985, B.A. (Honours)


Canada

Environment

Within: Environment

Dentons leverages its skill sets in Aboriginal law, corporate and regulatory to provide a comprehensive environmental law offering. Calgary-based specialist Alex G MacWilliam heads the practice and represented Orkin Canada in defending a prosecution under Alberta, Ontario and federal environmental pesticide legislation. Calgary-based regulatory expert Bernard J Roth is also recommended.

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Indigenous law

Within: Indigenous law

Dentons moves up a tier on the back of superlative feedback, which highlights lawyers’ ‘deep strategic insight’ and ability to ‘find future-proofed solutions’. Among the names to note, counsel and group head Ann Bigué is ‘vastly experienced with in-depth knowledge’, and Alexandre-Philippe Avard is recommended for his ‘strong sense of information integration and growing knowledge’ – both are based in Montreal. Calgary-based regulatory expert Bernard J Roth is also a key contact. Representative clients include Conuma Coal Resources, Enbridge Pipelines and Syncrude Canada.

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Canada: Energy and natural resources

Energy and natural resources: oil and gas

Within: Leading individuals

Bernard J Roth - Dentons

Within: Energy and natural resources: oil and gas

Dentons houses a ‘solid and diverse energy practice, which can cover most needs’. However, clients draw particular attention to its ‘unmatched regulatory expertise’, with one source asserting ‘most firms lack the depth of strategic regulatory insight that this team possesses’. Most notably, energy regulatory head Bernard J Roth is ‘exemplary’ and Laura K. Estep ‘excels at strategy and detail’. On the transactional front, energy lead Michael A Hurst, together with ‘rising star’ George Antonopoulos, advised Cenovus Energy on the C$940m sale of its Weyburn oil facility to Whitecap Resources. Elsewhere, Toby Allan and newly promoted partner Courtney Burton advised a consortium comprising MIE Holdings, the Can-China Global Resource Fund and Mercuria on the C$722m acquisition of CQ Energy Canada Partnership.

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Energy and natural resources: power

Within: Energy and natural resources: power

The ‘good and solid team’ at Dentons ‘works seamlessly across global markets’. In an example of its cross-border capability, the Canadian energy department (with a team including Calgary-based M&A co-head William Jenkins, Toronto-based power lead Vivek Bakshi and Calgary’s David Lefebvre) acted alongside the Berlin and Los Angeles offices to advise Enbridge on the C$1.7bn sale of a 49% interest in certain North American power assets and a 49% interest in two German offshore wind projects to CPPIB. On the regulatory front, Calgary partners Bernard J Roth and Laura K. Estep are ‘experienced counsel’.

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