David J. Macaulay: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

David J. Macaulay

Partner, Co-Head of Power & Renewable Energy; Power and Renewable Energy Project Development Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary
Calgary,  AB  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Private Equity
  • Project Finance
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Construction
  • Energy: Oil & Gas
  • Energy: Power & Renewables
  • Franchising
  • Manufacturing
Contact InfoTelephone: 403.298.3479
Fax: 403.265.7219
University University of Alberta, B.Comm., 1984
Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto, J.D., 1988
Admitted1989, Alberta

David Macaulay, co-head of the firm's power and renewable energy practice group, represents clients in the energy sector, both domestically and internationally.

He has significant experience in the development of commercial energy projects, with an emphasis on structuring power projects (gas, coal, hydro and alternative fuels), pipeline and mining joint ventures, and oil and gas projects in Western Canada and the frontier areas of the East Coast, Mackenzie Delta and Northwest Territories.

Clients benefit from David's major domestic energy project experience which includes Mackenzie Valley Pipeline and the Terra Nova and Sable Island offshore projects.

Internationally, David has represented clients in the acquisition of significant energy infrastructure assets in Australia and power development projects in both Australia and South America.

David brings to the commercial projects work expertise in financing including experience with project financing, conventional debt, private equity, and commodity and other hedging and risk management arrangements and transactions in assessing and mitigating risks in commercial energy projects which is critical in various project structures.

He serves as a director of a number of private corporations and is the past chairman and a long-term board member for Lindsay Park Sports Society, which operates the Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness.

Select Experience

•ATCO Power (416 MW cogeneration power project at the Nova Chemicals petro-chemical site at Joffre, Alberta) in connection with the negotiation and structuring of commercial agreements including electricity and steam supply agreement, ownership agreements, site host and services agreements.
•ATCO Power (1000 MW gas fired Thames Power Project in London, England) in connection with various commercial matters.
•Alberta Power (2000) Ltd. (670 MW coal fired Battle River generating station near Forestburg, Alberta) in connection with its power purchase and coal supply arrangements.

Recent Recognitions

2016, Chambers Canada
David J. Macaulay, ranked, Energy: Power

Clients describe him as top-notch on commercial matters, with a great perspective on the key elements required on a large deal

2016, The Legal 500: Canada
David J. Macaulay, recommended, Energy - Power

'very strong in commercial agreements'

2015, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
David J. Macaulay, repeatedly recommended, Energy (Oil & Gas)

Recent Publications

•Changes to First Nations Consultation in Alberta
•Ontario's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Review Recommendations
•Indian Property - Lien and Seizure Restrictions

News & Events

•Bennett Jones Receives Top Honours in Four Practice Areas by Chambers Global Rankings
•Substantive Series: Powering Canada's Future: The Electricity Market in Transition - Part II


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David J. Macaulay

855-2nd Street S.W.
CalgaryAB T2P 4K7

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