Robert Seidel

Canada Managing Partner at DLA Piper

Robert Seidel

Robert Seidel

Canada Managing Partner at DLA Piper

Biography

Robert Seidel, Q.C., is the Canada Managing Partner. He has deep experience in all aspects of energy law, environmental law, natural resource law, corporate/commercial and M&A law, real estate law, forestry law, commercial lending and infrastructure & project finance.

Robert works with clients in both the private and public sectors, with an emphasis on providing legal and strategic business advice to senior executives, boards of directors and elected officials.

The establishment of board governance and accountability frameworks in the private and public sectors is an important segment of Robert’s practice. He regularly provides opinions to elected and senior public officials in all levels of government relating to their obligations and duties as representatives of government, as well as advice on other matters including land assembly, energy, environment and natural resource matters. Robert regularly provides guidance on decision-making, judicial challenges and strategies including the development and analysis of public policy. Robert is a member of the Board of Public and Private Corporations.

Robert advises clients in the oil and gas industry regularly, including matters ranging from heavy oil and oil sands extraction, to the acquisition and management of former petroleum distribution sites, contaminated sites, to other conventional oil and gas upstream and downstream issues and environmental matters. He has advised Canada’s largest integrated oil company on all areas of business, as well as some of Canada’s largest companies involved in the fields of energy, environment and natural resources.

Robert’s experience includes advising clients on rights, liabilities and obligations concerning environmental issues arising in business transactions and the use of property. He counsels clients on the establishment of strategic frameworks for new business initiatives and the establishment of new methods and vehicles for delivering environmental outcomes and services. Other environmental matters includes counsel on climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, use and management of water resources, waste management and recycling, as well as the conservation of natural resources including forestry and wildlife.

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DLA Piper
Davis LLP

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Number of Boards

7

Number of Awards

2

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Canada Managing Partner at DLA Piper
Education
LLB
Class of 1983

The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act. The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. 39,000 students from Canada and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs in 18 faculties. The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university's impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province's gross domestic product. The university has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. According to the 2014 QS World University Rankings, the top Faculty Area at the University of Alberta is Arts and Humanities (ranked 89th in the world), and the top-ranked Subject is English Language and Literature (22nd in the world). The University of Alberta is also a leading institution for the study of Ukraine and is home to the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. The University of Alberta has graduated more than 275,000 alumni, including Governor General Roland Michener; Prime Minister Joe Clark; Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin; Alberta premiers Peter Lougheed, Dave Hancock, Jim Prentice and Rachel Notley; Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Nobel laureate Richard E. Taylor. The university is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

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Member
Current

Canadian Bar Association is a professional, voluntary organization which was formed in 1896, and incorporated by a Special Act of Parliament on April 15, 1921. Today, the Association represents some 37,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada.

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The Law Society of Alberta is the self-governing association of all practising lawyers in the province of Alberta and has been regulating the legal profession since 1907. The Law Society derives its authority from the Legal Profession Act of Alberta and is financed and maintained by Alberta lawyers at no cost to the public. Serving in the public interest, the Law Society sets out standards through the Rules of the Law Society of Alberta and a Code of Conduct.It is financed and maintained by lawyers at no cost to the public or to the government. The mission of the Law Society is to serve the public interest by promoting a high standard of legal services and professional conduct through the governance and regulation of an independent legal profession. Its vision is to be recognized as a model for protecting the public interest and preserving the fundamental principles of justice through a self-regulated, independent and trusted legal profession. Whether Alberta experiences unprecedented economic growth or recession, the legal profession faces many challenges in meeting the legal needs of Albertans in all walks of life. The Law Society of Alberta has an important role to play in assisting lawyers and the public in meeting those challenges

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Career History
Canada Managing Partner
Current

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Managing Partner
Prior
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Rubicon Minerals Corporation issued CAD Units

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Western Forest Products, Inc. issued CAD Units

Awards & Honors
1997
Queen's Counsel
Martindale-Hubbell - AV® Peer Review Rating
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