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Christopher R. Bystrom

Partner Fasken
The energy industry is a complex regulatory landscape. It requires legal counsel with a deep understanding of both public and private sectors.
Jurisdiction Alberta, 2013 | British Columbia, 2004
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
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Chris Bystrom is a litigation Partner in Vancouver where he specializes in advising clients in the energy and power sectors. As an experienced energy regulatory lawyer, Chris is frequently chosen by public utilities to act as counsel before the British Columbia Utilities Commission and Alberta Utilities Commission.

Chris acts as counsel for major gas and electric utilities in British Columbia and Alberta on a wide array of regulatory matters. He has acted as lead counsel for major utilities in proceedings related to cost of service and incentive-based rates, rate design, capital plans, major projects and facilities, prudence reviews, demand-side management, renewable natural gas, commission-initiated inquiries, and customer complaints, amongst others.

Chris has also acted for the proponent of major transmission line projects in environmental assessment processes, and for BC Hydro regarding the environmental assessment of the Site C Clean Energy Project.

Chris brings to his practice a deep understanding of his client’s business and the importance of the long-term relationship that his clients have with their regulators. Chris practices a team-based approach, which is essential for achieving successful results in complex regulatory proceedings.

  • Energy: Provincial Regulatory (British Columbia), Chambers Canada 2019
  • Named in Benchmark Litigation Canada, 2014 to 2019
  • Energy (Electricity), Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018
Named in Benchmark Litigation Canada Recognized as a "Litigation Star" in Energy and Natural Resources in British Columbia in 2017-2019
2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Energy (Electricity) Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2018 for Energy (Electricity)
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Education

  • JD University of Toronto
  • MA Regent College
  • BA University of British Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
Book Canadian Mining Law From the Second Edition of the American Law of Mining
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