Julia Loney 

Julia Loney

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.531.4717
e: julia.loney@mcmillan.ca

overview

Julia Loney is a Partner in the Environmental and Regulatory practice groups in McMillan's Calgary office.

In her environmental and climate change practice, she advises clients on the federal, provincial and municipal environmental and climate change regulatory and policy frameworks and developments.  She is highly knowledgeable about hazardous waste disposal and clean-up issues, including responsibility for remediation costs of contaminated sites, reporting and disclosure by private and public corporations and government entities, project development, permitting and regulatory approvals, and legal risk mitigation.

Her regulatory practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including representing clients on a variety of municipal planning and development matters, assisting businesses with negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, acting for clients with corporate governance and compliance matters, and providing strategic regulatory advice concerning consumer issues, energy projects, rail transportation, and agri-food and agriculture.

Julia completed her Master of Laws degree in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law. She furthered her education at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where she completed the Business Leadership for Women Lawyers program. She is an active volunteer in her community through various alumni organizations and committees, the American Bar Association, the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery Volunteer Society, the St. Andrew-Caledonian Society, and the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel for Aurora Cannabis Inc., in completion of a $75 million bought deal private placement of units with a syndicate of investment dealers. The net proceeds of the offering will be used by Aurora to advance construction of its 800,000 square foot production facility known as “Aurora Sky” at the Edmonton International Airport. The facility is expected to be the world’s largest medical marijuana grow operation.
  • Counsel for various Canadian and American private equity investors in the purchase and financing of Canadian oil and gas companies
  • Counsel for numerous American companies in structuring Canadian operations
  • Counsel for numerous American companies in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and licenses required to open and operate businesses in specialized industries in Canada
  • Represented The Williams Companies, Inc. and Williams Partners L.P. in connection with its sale of their Canadian natural gas liquids midstream businesses to Inter Pipeline Ltd. for combined cash proceeds of C$1.38 billion, which business includes the potential construction of a C$1.85 billion propane dehydrogenation facility located near Redwater, Alberta, which will produce polymer-grade propylene using propane derived from oil sands offgas as feedstock.
  • Represented a Cedar 1 LNG Export Ltd. (a Haisla Nation company) in successfully gaining National Energy Board approval for a liquefied natural gas export license
  • Represented a Canadian environmental consulting company serving multinational mining companies in the sale to a United States based strategic buyer
  • Represented the private equity fund Novacap TMT IV in connection with the sale of all of the assets of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. and Onstream Polymers Inc.. to a purchaser entity sponsored by Novacap TMT IV
  • Represented a publicly traded United States energy company in the ongoing development of a significant petrochemical facility in Canada
  • Represented a fee simple mineral title royalty company in the proposed acquisition by a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company by plan of arrangement
  • Represented the general partners in the founding of a private equity fund
  • Represented a United States private equity investor in the purchase and financing of a Canadian oil and gas services company
  • Represented a publicly traded United States energy company in the "dropdown" of $1 billion of Canadian assets to a master limited partnership
  • Counsel for numerous not-for-profit corporations with respect to organization, registration with the Canada Revenue Agency for charitable status, and dissolution
  • Counsel for Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without borders)

Presentations

Policy and Regulation
Recent Legal Developments of Interest in the Transport of Petroleum Products by Rail in Comparison to the Transport of Petroleum Products by Pipeline
Indigenous Reconciliation - Challenges and Opportunites for Project Developers
Panelist - Hot Topics in Land Administration
Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
Environmental Law and Regulation
Environmental and Regulatory Issues Surrounding Pipeline Developments in Western Canada
Investment Opportunities on Midstream Developments: What are the Most Attractive Investment Targets?
Caveats

Publications

New Rules for Alberta's Local Elections
September 10, 2020 Update

Cross-Country Check-In:
COVID-19 and the Environment
Bill 31 - Environmental Protection Statutes Amendment Act Passed and In Force - Cutting Red Tape and Returning Discretion to Alberta Environment and Parks
Alberta's Recovery Plan: Invest Alberta and the Invest Alberta Corporation
Federal Aid Package for Energy Sector and Alberta's Plan to Spend It
Canadian White-collar Crime Perspectives: Government Investigations and COVID-19
The Impact of COVID-19 on Agribusiness – Business and Legal Considerations
COVID-19: Alberta Government Announces List of Essential Services
Government Programs in Agribusiness: A Comparison of the United States and Canada
A Crude Wake Up Call: What the Price of Oil Means for Reserve-Based Lending

News

Julia Loney writes about the future of the Eastern Monarch for TerraLex
Julia Loney and Allison Wong win CFA Young Professional Thought Leadership Award

Education

  • University of Calgary, LLM - 2015
  • University of Calgary, BA - 2010
  • University of Alberta, LLB - 2010

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2011

Practices

business law
mergers and acquisitions
private equity
restructuring and insolvency
environmental regulation
licensing
aboriginal law
white collar defence and government investigations
municipal and land use planning law

Industries

energy
oil and gas
startups and emerging companies
electricity and utilities
food, beverage and agribusiness
mining

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Vice Chair, Waste and Resource Recovery Committee for the 2020–2021 American Bar Association year
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration

Teaching Engagements

  • Course instructor, "Fee Title", Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (November 2017)
  • Conference presenter, "The Fundamentals of Environmental Law in Alberta: Successfully Navigating the Regulatory Maze", The Canadian Institute (June 2015)
  • Course instructor, "Administration of Freehold Mineral Rights", Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (March 2014/2015)

Community Involvement

  • Member of American Bar Association — Women Rainmakers Committee Member
  • Board Member, Bow Habitat Station
  • Board Member, Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Awards & Rankings

  • 2015 CFA Young Professionals Thought Leadership Award

Media Mentions

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Julia Loney is a Partner in the Environmental and Regulatory practice groups in McMillan's Calgary office.

In her environmental and climate change practice, she advises clients on the federal, provincial and municipal environmental and climate change regulatory and policy frameworks and developments.  She is highly knowledgeable about hazardous waste disposal and clean-up issues, including responsibility for remediation costs of contaminated sites, reporting and disclosure by private and public corporations and government entities, project development, permitting and regulatory approvals, and legal risk mitigation.

Her regulatory practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including representing clients on a variety of municipal planning and development matters, assisting businesses with negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, acting for clients with corporate governance and compliance matters, and providing strategic regulatory advice concerning consumer issues, energy projects, rail transportation, and agri-food and agriculture.

Julia completed her Master of Laws degree in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law. She furthered her education at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where she completed the Business Leadership for Women Lawyers program. She is an active volunteer in her community through various alumni organizations and committees, the American Bar Association, the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery Volunteer Society, the St. Andrew-Caledonian Society, and the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta.

  • Counsel for Aurora Cannabis Inc., in completion of a $75 million bought deal private placement of units with a syndicate of investment dealers. The net proceeds of the offering will be used by Aurora to advance construction of its 800,000 square foot production facility known as “Aurora Sky” at the Edmonton International Airport. The facility is expected to be the world’s largest medical marijuana grow operation.
  • Counsel for various Canadian and American private equity investors in the purchase and financing of Canadian oil and gas companies
  • Counsel for numerous American companies in structuring Canadian operations
  • Counsel for numerous American companies in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and licenses required to open and operate businesses in specialized industries in Canada
  • Represented The Williams Companies, Inc. and Williams Partners L.P. in connection with its sale of their Canadian natural gas liquids midstream businesses to Inter Pipeline Ltd. for combined cash proceeds of C$1.38 billion, which business includes the potential construction of a C$1.85 billion propane dehydrogenation facility located near Redwater, Alberta, which will produce polymer-grade propylene using propane derived from oil sands offgas as feedstock.
  • Represented a Cedar 1 LNG Export Ltd. (a Haisla Nation company) in successfully gaining National Energy Board approval for a liquefied natural gas export license
  • Represented a Canadian environmental consulting company serving multinational mining companies in the sale to a United States based strategic buyer
  • Represented the private equity fund Novacap TMT IV in connection with the sale of all of the assets of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. and Onstream Polymers Inc.. to a purchaser entity sponsored by Novacap TMT IV
  • Represented a publicly traded United States energy company in the ongoing development of a significant petrochemical facility in Canada
  • Represented a fee simple mineral title royalty company in the proposed acquisition by a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company by plan of arrangement
  • Represented the general partners in the founding of a private equity fund
  • Represented a United States private equity investor in the purchase and financing of a Canadian oil and gas services company
  • Represented a publicly traded United States energy company in the "dropdown" of $1 billion of Canadian assets to a master limited partnership
  • Counsel for numerous not-for-profit corporations with respect to organization, registration with the Canada Revenue Agency for charitable status, and dissolution
  • Counsel for Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without borders)
September 2020
New Rules for Alberta's Local Elections

Government/Municipal Bulletin

April 29, 2020
Federal Aid Package for Energy Sector and Alberta's Plan to Spend It

Regulatory, Energy, Oil & Gas Bulletin

Spring 2018
Government Programs in Agribusiness: A Comparison of the United States and Canada

Spring 2018, Volume 23, No. 1, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law

December 2016
The Three Amigos and The Eastern Monarch

TerraLex Connections

June 2016
An Update on Honeybee Law in North America

TerraLex Connections

June 5, 2020
Policy and Regulation
Recent Legal Developments of Interest in the Transport of Petroleum Products by Rail in Comparison to the Transport of Petroleum Products by Pipeline
CTRF 2020 Annual Conference
November 2019
Indigenous Reconciliation - Challenges and Opportunites for Project Developers
Presented at the Indigenous Reconciliation Seminar, Calgary
November 2018
Panelist - Hot Topics in Land Administration
2018 Summit - CAPLA (Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators), Calgary, AB
November 3, 2017
Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
The Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch: AB Food & AgriBusiness Law Section
October 2017
Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
AALA Agricultural Law Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky
June 2016
Environmental Law and Regulation
The Canadian Institute's 20th Annual Conference, Calgary, AB
May 2014
Environmental and Regulatory Issues Surrounding Pipeline Developments in Western Canada
Co-presenter, Western Oil & Gas Transportation Summit, Calgary, AB
May 2014
Investment Opportunities on Midstream Developments: What are the Most Attractive Investment Targets?
Moderator, Western Oil & Gas Transportation Summit, Calgary, AB
February 2013
Caveats
McMillan Corporate Seminar, Calgary, Alberta