Partner (Co-Head National Energy Industry Team), Bennett Jones
Vivek Warrier is a partner and Co-Head of the firm's Energy Industry Team. In this role, Vivek helps lead and implement the firm's strategic initiatives and intersections across the broad spectrum of the energy industry. Vivek's practice encompasses the entire energy value chain, from extraction or generation, transportation and transmission to the marketing of energy products to end users. He is consistently sought out by clients to lead complex private M&A transactions and frequently advises clients in the structuring, ownership and operation of energy infrastructure projects. In this regard, he has represented clients on many transformative projects, including the development of liquefied natural gas export facilities, equity participation transactions between energy industry project proponents and First Nations, renewables energy partnerships and on the development of linear infrastructure projects throughout Canada.
Recently, Vivek has been engaged as primary counsel on projects at the forefront of emerging trends in energy transformation, including hydrogen developments, CCUS, geothermal district energy facilities, RNG developments and the deployment of net-zero emissions technologies.
Vivek is a frequent commentator on energy issues in both academic journals and the media, and is a regular contributor at conferences on and emerging legal developments in the energy industry. He is a director of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, serves on the executive of the ABA International Energy and Environmental Law Section and has taught Oil and Gas Contracts at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. Vivek is extensively involved in the Calgary community, including as Co-Chair of the United Way Major Donor Cabinet and as past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Newcomers.