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Amy Carruthers *

Partner Fasken
Developing energy and other resource projects in Canada is complex. We help energy and mining companies, and other resource developers, successfully navigate the complex regulatory, environmental, and Indigenous legal framework to acquire, invest in, develop and pursue projects and partnerships in Canada’s resource industries.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2000
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation

Amy Carruthers is a corporate/commercial Partner in the Vancouver office with a solid background as a transaction lawyer and extensive experience in the energy industry. She is a member of the firm’s Global Energy Group and Indigenous Law Group. Amy drafts and negotiates complex commercial contracts regarding the purchase and sale of energy, investments in and other transactions involving resource projects, as well as relationships with Indigenous communities to foster reconciliation and facilitate project development. 

Her experience includes: the development, construction and financing of generation and transmission facilities and related infrastructure; the purchase and sale of existing projects and facilities; and the creation of companies, partnerships, joint ventures, and other contractual arrangements among project investors, participants and other stakeholders.

Amy has also advised on the development of consultation and accommodation plans and negotiation of consultation, funding and impact benefit agreements with First Nations and other Aboriginal groups; the purchase and sale of structured energy products including renewable energy credits and other green attributes; and compliance with Canadian derivatives regulations relating to energy transactions.

Some of the clients Amy works with include BC Hydro, Powerex, Vancouver Airport Authority, Leagold Mining Corporation, Prince Rupert Gas Transmission, and Coastal GasLink Pipeline.

Prior to joining Fasken in 2014, Amy worked with a regional firm in Vancouver for many years and then took a short break from private practice to work in-house with a client, where she gained invaluable experience from the client perspective. She now has almost 20 years of experience as a corporate/commercial solicitor.

  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Energy (Electricity), Lexpert 2018 to 2021
  • Named in The Legal 500 Canada 2019, The Legal 500 Canada 2019
  • Lexpert Zenith Awards 2018 Winner, Lexpert Zenith Awards 2018
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  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours), Philosophy University of British Columbia

Community involvement

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA), (2000-present)
  • Member, International Energy Credit Association (IECA), (2014-present)
  • Member, IECA Canadian Derivatives Regulatory Working Group, (2014-present)
  • Member, Canadian Hydropower Association, including Indigenous Relations Working Group and Commercial Activities Working Group (2016-present)


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