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Laura K. Estep

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Work 403 268 6308
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Work Department

Energy Regulatory Practice Group

Position

Partner

Career

Laura is a member of Dentons' energy regulatory practice group in Calgary and has significant experience in assisting major oil and gas companies through all stages of the regulatory process including representation before the National Energy Board, the Alberta Utilities Commission, and the Alberta Energy Regulator. Laura has also appeared at various levels of the courts on energy-related appeal and judicial review matters. She also advises energy clients on land acquisition and compensation matters.

Languages

English

Education

University of Alberta, 2003, LL.B. University of Calgary (B.A., Sociology), 2000


Canada: Energy and natural resources

Energy and natural resources: oil and gas

Within: Next generation lawyers

Laura K. Estep - 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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