Regulatory Law Chambers
DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY REGULATED MATTERS

Our team

Purposeful. Practical. Effective. 

Our story

In August 2008, Rosa Twyman founded the energy boutique regulatory law firm, Jeffrey, Twyman LLP Regulatory Law Chambers, with Paul Jeffrey, who was appointed as a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench in May 2009. The firm now carries on under the name Regulatory Law Chambers.

Rosa’s focus and experience on energy regulatory law matters includes acting on behalf of and advising clients in electricity, and oil and gas matters and representing clients in proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the National Energy Board, the Courts, and in arbitrations and mediations.

 
We are part of teams that create successful outcomes for our energy regulatory clients. We are dedicated to excellence in energy regulatory matters and provide exceptional service in a purposeful, practical, effective and fun manner.
 

Our People

 

Rosa Twyman

Legal Services and Business Director

Rosa grew up in South Africa and was admitted to the South African Bar in 1997 starting her legal career as defence counsel in the South African criminal courts. Rosa moved to Calgary in 1999 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2000.

Rosa is an energy regulatory lawyer and has exclusively practiced law in the energy industry since 2001, first as commercial oil and gas litigation counsel, and then specializing as an energy regulatory lawyer in oil, gas and electricity matters.

In addition to Rosa’s regulatory hearing experience, Rosa has extensive court and energy litigation experience. Rosa has acted as counsel in contested court applications, trials, appeals and Supreme Court of Canada matters, including being counsel on leading upstream oil and gas issues.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY COORDINATING COUNCIL
Bachelor of Laws Equivalency Examinations, Calgary - 1999

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA, R.S.A.
Law School post-graduate course, Best student honours - 1997
LLB - 1996
B.Comm. - 1995

Bar Admissions

Alberta - 2000
South Africa -  1997

Activities & Memberships

Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA)
Member of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association

 

+ Honours & Awards

AI Global – Best Energy Regulatory Law Boutique 2016 – Alberta

Wealth & Finance INTL: Most Outstanding Law Firm of 2016, Canada.

Corporate LiveWire 2016 Innovation & Excellence Awards: Most Outstanding Energy Regulatory Lawyers - Canada.

ACQ5 Global Awards 2016: Boutique Law Firm of the Year.

ACQ5 Global Awards 2016: Canada – Energy Regulation Law Firm of the Year.

Finance Monthly Law Awards 2016: Energy Regulation Law Firm of the Year – Canada.

ACQ Law Awards 2016: Canada – Energy Regulation Law Firm of the Year.

Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2015 - Most Outstanding Energy Regulation Law Firm - Canada

Energy (Electricity) 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Today’s Leaders in Practice Excellence. These awards celebrate lawyers, called between 1986 – 2000, who during 2013-2014 each demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in an area of practice – setting new standards for the profession.

Acquisition International 2014 Legal Awards: Best in Energy Regulation Law - Canada.

+ Publications

Energy Regulatory Report, Regulatory Law Chambers Monthly Report (co-author), since January, 2014

Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers, 2011 CELF Jasper Seminar, the 2011 CELF Kananaskis Seminar for junior energy lawyers and Alberta Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 2 (December 2011) (co-author).

Wind Farm Approval After First Alberta Full Public Hearing Proceeding (AUC Decision 2011-329), Twyman Jamieson LLP Regulatory Law Chambers Newsletter, August 2011 (co-author).

Denial of Capital Power’s Application to Increase Effective Greenhouse Gas Emissions from its Genesee 3 coal-fired power plant (AUC Decision 2011-026), Twyman Jamieson LLP Regulatory Law Chambers Newsletter, February 2011 (co-author).

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Duty to Consult and the Role of Tribunals in Crown Consultation, Twyman Jamieson LLP Regulatory Law Chambers Newsletter, November 2010 (co-author).

Final Success for MATL IPL at SCC, Twyman Jamieson LLP Regulatory Law Chambers Newsletter, October 2009.

Final Word On Consumers’ Gas Costs For Capacity On Alliance?, Blakes Bulletin on Energy - Regulatory, May 2006.

Automatic Termination of an Oil and Gas Lease, The Negotiator, P. 8-9, January 2006.

Update on Freyberg, Blakes Bulletin on Energy - Oil & Gas, December 2005.

Automatic Termination of an Oil and Gas Lease - the Freyberg Decision, Blakes Bulletin on Energy - Oil & Gas, September 2005.

Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Oil and Gas Lawyers, Alberta Law Review, July 2004.


John Gormley

Supervised Legal Services Provider  

Since joining Regulatory Law Chambers in 2016, John has worked closely with Rosa in assisting clients in all aspects of matters before the Alberta Utilities Commission, the National Energy Board, and the Alberta Energy Regulator. John’s background in economics and energy market design provides a valuable compliment to the legal services he provides to clients in matters relating to Alberta’s competitive electricity market and cost of service utility regulation.

John prepares the Energy Regulatory Report, RLC’s monthly newsletter summarizing matters under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Energy Regulatory, the Alberta Utilities Commission and the National Energy Board and proceedings resulting from these regulators’ decisions. 

Prior to joining RLC, John's work experience included:

  • Distributed Generation Contract Analyst, Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Research Assistant at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law; and
  • Assistant to the Manager of Investigation, Office of the Ombudsperson, Victoria, BC

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
J.D. - Faculty of Law

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Bachelor of Arts, Honours Economics

Bar Admissions

Alberta - 2017

Academic works

Market Liberalization and Environmental Protection and their Effect on the Performance of the Electricity Generation Industry
 
National Electricity: is a nationally integrated electricity grid possible in Canada?
 
Achieving the Parisian Promise: Designing an economically optimal carbon policy within the
WTO framework.

 

 

Stephanie Hryciw

Hybrid Legal Support Provider

Stephanie has worked in the regulatory industry since 2008. Stephanie provides a hybrid of paralegal, legal assistant and regulatory coordinator services to the lawyers at Regulatory Law Chambers, assisting with research, and the preparation and filing of regulatory submissions.She has assisted in hearings before the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator and the National Energy Board as well as with submitting applications to these regulators. She also aids in hearing preparation and assists with navigating facility applications and complex hearing proceedings.

Stephanie assisted Rosa Twyman in preparing the paper “Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers” which was presented at the 2011 CELF Jasper Seminar and the 2011 CELF Kananaskis Seminar for junior energy lawyers and was also published in the Alberta Law Review. Stephanie acts in a regulatory coordination role for a group of US and British Columbia utility companies, managing group administrative matters, facilitating meetings and following issues of interest before the National Energy Board. Stephanie assists in preparing the Energy Regulatory Report, RLC’s monthly newsletter summarizing matters under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Energy Regulatory, the Alberta Utilities Commission and the National Energy Board and proceedings resulting from these regulators’ decisions. 

In addition, Stephanie also performs the accounting and managerial duties within the firm.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
B.Kin. (Athletic Therapy), University of Calgary - 2007

 

Expert Consultants

Regulatory industry matters and regulatory approvals of energy projects call for coordinated deployment of a wide range of disciplines including engineering, finance, commercial, environmental, land access and stakeholder consultation. Strategic and effective participation in energy industry matters and successful project development require regulatory counsel and advisors well versed in those various disciplines and, periodically, from many of them concurrently.

Regulatory Law Chambers is pleased to have available specialists and advisors to draw on from time to time as the demands of larger project approvals and proceedings may warrant. These select industry experts have distinguished themselves in related areas of practice and provide expertise and support for larger matters as needed.