Legal Services and Business Director
Rosa is an energy regulatory lawyer at RLC. 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. Since 2001, Rosa has exclusively practiced law in the energy industry, 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 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.
Rosa and the RLC team prepare the monthly Energy Regulatory Blog, 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.
Rosa completed the University of Queen’s EMBA program, graduating in May 2018.
EMBA, Queen’s University - 2018
Fellowship, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) - 2015
Bachelor of Laws Equivalency Examinations, University Coordinating Council, Calgary - 1999
Law School post-graduate course, University of Pretoria, R.S.A. Best student honours - 1997
LL.B., University of Pretoria, R.S.A. - 1996
B.Comm., University of Pretoria, R.S.A. - 1995
Alberta - 2000
South Africa - 1997
Activities & Memberships
Advisory committee member for the Queen’s University Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management certificate program
Member of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta
Member of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of the Law Society of Alberta
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
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.