Ian D. Webb

Ian D. Webb

Lawson Lundell LLP

Recognized since 2013

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Areas

Energy Regulatory Law

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Ian advises and represents public utilities, power marketers, oil and gas companies, and alternative energy producers on regulatory requirements and proceedings, commercial transactions and energy trade matters. Ian acts for the largest electric utility in British Columbia in connection with the regulation of its rates and services. He advises on the rules of access to transportation services for electricity and natural gas. He also advises participants in the emerging biofuel and alternative energy sectors.

  • Cathedral Place, Suite 1600
    925 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2
  • English
Bar Admissions
  • British Columbia, 2000
  • Canadian Institute of Energy (B.C.) - Director
  • Continuing Legal Education - instructor for seminar on public utility regulation
  • Law Society of British Columbia - Member

Lawson Lundell LLP
Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia

75 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

19 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:
  • Energy Regulatory Law
Special Focus:
  • Electricity
  • Chambers Global 2015: recognized in the Energy: Power (Regulatory) (Canada) category
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Energy (Electricity)
  • Lexpert's Leading Canadian Energy Lawyers 2013 & 2014
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Energy Regulatory law
  • Chambers Canada: recognized in the Energy: Power (Regulatory) (Canada) category
  • Lexpert Special Edition 2016: Leading Canadian Lawyers in Energy


Ian has:

Acted for the largest electric utility in B.C. in connection with applications before the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) for approval to increase rates, amend tariffs, and of long-term resource plansAdvised the electric utility on all aspects of its rates and tariffs for industrial customersActed for the electric utility in connection with the development of a new transmission line in northwest B.C.Advised investors considering the purchase of electricity generation assets in B.C.Acted for an electric utility in connection with applications before the BCUC related to potential arbitrage of the utility’s low cost power by customers with their own generation capabilityActed for a natural gas storage service provider in applications to the BCUC for exemption from economic regulation and disposition of assetsActed for an oil products shipper in proceedings before the BCUC related to a proposal to increase pipeline tolls based on diminished economic life considerationsAssisted an electric utility and its power marketing affiliate in developing standards of conduct for transmission informationAssisted a B.C. power marketing company in making changes in status filings with FERC

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