Lawrence E. (Laurie) Smith, QC
Partner

Bennett Jones LLP

855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E
Calgary, AB T2P 4K7
Phone: (403) 298-3315
Fax: (403) 265-7219
E-mail: smithl@bennettjones.com
 
 
 

Founder of regulatory department. Firm’s former vice chairman. Former counsel to the National Energy Board of Canada. Acts as lead regulatory counsel for Alberta’s largest gas LDC and has acted for many major projects, including Alberta Northeast Gas/Iroquois Pipeline; Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline; Sable Offshore Energy; Bear Head LNG; Kitimat LNG; Emera Brunswick Pipeline; and Aboriginal Pipeline Group (Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Project) and for various gas storage and LNG developments across Canada. Appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, federal and provincial appellate and trial divisions and arbitration panels. Testified before Canadian Senate and House of Commons, California Energy Commission and retained as an expert witness on commercial and NAFTA arbitrations. Recognized by Lexpert®, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and many more as a leading Energy lawyer. Member of LSA, LSO, CBA and the US Federal EBA. Called to the Bars of Ontario (1981) and Alberta (1984). Appointed QC in 2000. Has held directorships for public and private companies. Former member of Montreal Neurological Institute Advisory Board (1998–2010) and former member of Royal Military College Board of Governors (2014–2018).


Year Called to the Bar:1981 (ON); 1984 (AB)
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