Jeremy Barretto

Partner

 | Calgary

Jeremy Barretto (he/him/his) is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels and serves as Chair of the firm’s Regulatory Law Group. Jeremy offers extensive regulatory, environmental, and Aboriginal law experience in obtaining approvals and negotiating agreements for resource development projects. He also has expertise in renewable energy, oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure development. Jeremy frequently represents project proponents in hearings before courts and regulators across Canada. He has presented at national conferences and published articles, including in the Alberta Law Review, Globe and Mail and CBC. Jeremy previously worked in environmental engineering, earning his Professional Engineer designation.

Jeremy’s representative work includes having acted for:

  • Trans Mountain Corporation, since 2012, with regard to regulatory, land, and tolling approvals for the proposed $21.4 billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project, including more than 100 route hearing regulatory processes before the Canada Energy Regulator
  • SaskEnergy Corporation with regard to federal regulatory and right of entry matters before the Canada Energy Regulator BluEarth Renewables Inc. in its approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the 19-megawatt Yellow Lake Solar Project, the 20-megawatt Burdett Solar Project, and the 115 megawatt approved capacity for the Bull Creek Wind Project
  • Veresen Inc. with regard to regulatory and environmental aspects of its $9.7 billion arrangement agreement with Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority with respect to judicial reviews of federal environmental assessment determinations
  • Generation Mining Inc. as lead counsel with respect to its 2022 federal-provincial Joint Review Panel hearing for its Marathon Palladium Project; the hearing involved more than 50 participants, including Indigenous communities and government agencies

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aboriginal Law)
  • Beltline Urban Murals Project, Pro-bono Counsel
  • Business Renewables Centre Canada, Advisory Board Member
  • Canadian Climate Law Initiative, Expert
  • City of Calgary Economic Resilience Task Force, Member
  • Contemporary Calgary, Board Member
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
  • M.Eng. (Environmental Engineering), University of Calgary, 2008
  • B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), University of Calgary, 2004
  • Alberta, 2011
  • British Columbia, 2019
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of
  • Alberta, Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, Natural Resources Section Alberta, Executive Member
  • Law Society of Alberta