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Tariq Ahmed *

Partner Fasken
Energy and natural resources development are an important part of British Columbia’s economy – it’s exciting to assist clients with projects at all stages of their lifecycles.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2009
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Tariq Ahmed is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He frequently assists clients with matters related to energy regulation and construction disputes. In addition to representing clients before the courts, and in arbitrations and mediations, Tariq has assisted with matters before regulatory tribunals including the British Columbia Utilities Commission, the Alberta Utilities Commission, and the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board).

Primarily advising clients in the energy and resources sectors, in addition to regulatory matters, Tariq also assists in matters relating to construction (particularly large projects), and general civil litigation.

Prior to his legal career, Tariq earned a degree in electrical engineering. Tariq has developed strong technical skills and a business-oriented approach to his work that enhances his law practice.

Tariq is a director and treasurer of the Young Professionals in Energy Vancouver chapter. Tariq was previously a convocation member of the Senate of the University of British Columbia Vancouver and the chair of its standing committee on Student Appeals on Academic Discipline for over six years.


Client Work

  • FortisBC in BC Utilities Commission proceeding examining utility cost of capital., Ongoing since December 2021
  • BC Hydro Fiscal 2023-2025 Revenue Requirements Application, Ongoing since October 2021
  • FortisBC and City of Coquitlam dispute over pipeline abandonment,
  • Successful defence of challenge to environmental assessment certificate for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project,
  • FortisBC in an inquiry before the BC Utilities Commission, Ongoing since January 2021
  • FortisBC in a dispute regarding the relocation of gas infrastructure to accommodate a municipal project, Ongoing since January 2021
  • Defense of a $14M USD claim brought against a major contractor by a material supplier,
  • FortisBC amalgamates Revelstoke propane supply costs with midstream natural gas supply resource costs,
  • Parkland Fuel represented in an inquiry into pricing practices,

Career & Education


  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • BEng, Electrical Engineering University of Victoria

Memberships & Affiliations


Fasken Institute



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