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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3

Work Department

Electricity Markets


National Leader, Electricity Markets


As national leader of the Electricity Markets Group, Shane specializes in corporate, commercial, and regulatory matters in the resource and infrastructure sector, with emphasis upon electricity, water and natural gas. Shane has been a major participant in these sectors for over thirty years in senior legal positions with major utilities in both Ontario and Alberta and in private practice. Shane is involved in all aspects of the procurement and development of projects in Canada with a focus on the key underlying material agreements and regulatory approvals. He has negotiated numerous agreements for the purchase and sale of power, gas, and steam, and other industrial-related agreements. Called to the Bar in Ontario, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Alberta.




Chair of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association. Member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Power Producers of Ontario.


LLB, University of Windsor; MBA, University of Saskatchewan; BComm, University of Alberta.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Power

(Leading individuals)

Shane FreitagBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP maintains a well-established record in representing major market players (BC Hydro, AltaLink and Northland Power) on a wide range of transactional, regulatory and disputes work. Toronto-based national head Shane Freitag combines strong skill sets in transactional and regulatory matters and recently teamed up with Toronto-based transactional energy partner, Rob Blackstein, to advise Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories on their initiative to host small modular nuclear reactors at sites operated by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. Other recommended names include Mark Rodger, who specializes in commercial, regulatory and government relations-related issues, and Jonathan Liteplo, who has an emphasis on utilities regulation.