Dean Watt is a member of Fasken’s Global Energy Group in Calgary practicing in the areas of energy, environmental and regulatory law. Working with clients to obtain or defend necessary approvals, permits and licences for energy infrastructure, Dean expertly prepares applications, readies client and expert witnesses for hearings, and advocates on behalf of clients in proceedings.
Advising clients on electric utility rate setting, ratable take and common carrier issues, oil and gas regulatory compliance, surface rights issues and public consultation issues, Dean has represented clients before the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the National Energy Board and the Alberta Surface Rights Board.
Dean leverages his experience working for an environmental NGO to provide environmental law information to clients and other stakeholders. He also assists energy industry clients with the development of environmental management plans, transactional due diligence analyses, applications for regulatory approvals, securing of water rights for industrial purposes, as well as advice on wildlife protection, liability of companies, directors and officers for contaminated sites, and substance release and pesticide management.