Jeff Christian - Lawson Lundell LLP

Jeff Christian

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Jeff is a litigation partner in the Vancouver office, with a practice focused on energy and regulated utilities. He appears regularly before administrative tribunals such as the Alberta and BC Utilities Commissions. He also acts for clients in the insurance, manufacturing and retail sectors at all levels of court, in arbitrations and in mediations.

Jeff was the head of the Litigation Group at Lawson Lundell in 2012-2013.

Jeff is also a regular contributor to the Project Law Blog, a resource that updates proponents on the law and policy applicable to major project development in Canada.

Additional Information

Experience — Counsel to an electric utility before the BC Utilities Commission on facility approval, revenue requirements, wholesale transmission services, cost of service, and rate design applications, including conservation and time-of-use rates
  • Counsel to parties before the Alberta Utilities Commission regarding challenges to rules of the independent system operator
  • Counsel to developers and property owners on regulatory implications of district energy systems
  • Counsel to US financiers on regulatory proceedings related to acquisitions of BC utilities
  • Counsel to consumer groups in utility rate proceedings 
  • Counsel to a power marketing company in proceedings before the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (now the Alberta Utilities Commission)
  • Counsel to a potential purchaser of a water utility on the exclusivity of the utility’s franchise
  • Counsel to utility appellants at the Federal Court on a metering approval decision made by Measurement Canada
  • Counsel to clients before the National Energy Board and Federal Court on electricity export matters
  • Counsel to a party negotiating its participation in a regional transmission organization (RTO)
  • Counsel to a utility services company considering entering the Canadian sub-metering market
  • Counsel to a Canadian railway company in a rate dispute before the Canadian Transportation Agency
  • University of British ColumbiaBASc 1988Dalhousie UniversityLL.B 1993

    Office Location

    Cathedral Place, Suite 1600
    925 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2013 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Regulatory Law of the Vancouver Metro Area
    Jeff Christian has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

    Practice Areas

    Energy Regulatory Law

    Other Information