Energy Regulation

Lawyers at Cohen Highley provide comprehensive, strategic legal advice and representation regarding a wide range of energy regulation issues.


Cohen Highley’s energy law group provides legal representation and advice to landowner associations, First Nations, municipalities, private industry and individuals with respect to issues related to energy deregulation and development, such as:

  • Energy pipeline projects;
  • Electricity and gas transmission and distribution;
  • Designation of gas storage pools;
  • Oil and gas production and storage leases;
  • Right of way/easement agreements; and
  • Land rights and damage compensation.

We can help you:

  • Participate in regulatory applications/interventions;
  • Understand implications and opportunities of energy deregulation;
  • Identify and assess potential impacts of energy development; and
  • Negotiate/arbitrate land rights and damage compensation.

Whatever your Energy Regulation issue, we’re here to provide you with quality service, expert advice, and world-class representation.


Our lawyers are members of the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association and have written extensively and given numerous presentations on issues related to energy regulation and development. Lawyers at Cohen Highley have appeared before provincial and federal trial and appellate courts and various administrative tribunals, including the National Energy Board, Ontario Energy Board and Environmental Review Tribunal.

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After graduating with his Bachelor of Laws in 2010, Gene articled at a reputable Sault Ste. Marie law firm in the areas of labour, employment, personal injury, expropriations, residential tenancies, human rights and municipal law. He has appeared for clients on matters in the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. He joined Cohen Highley's administrative law group in 2011.

Paul practises mainly in the areas of environmental law, energy law, and commercial litigation. He is author of "Civil Procedure in Practice" and a regular contributor of articles to various journals. Paul is certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.