Robert Seidel, Q.C.
Firm Managing Partner, Edmonton
Robert Seidel, Q.C., is the Firm Managing Partner of Davis LLP. 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.
In The Media
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 counsel includes 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.
Professional Associations & Activities
- Chair, Board of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
- Member, Board of the Alberta Medical Research Heritage Foundation
- Member, Board of Directors of the Certified Management Accountants of Alberta
- Member, Board of Public and Private Corporations
- Former Chair, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Fund Raising Committee
- Former Member, Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan College
- Former Chair, Audit Committee of the Board of Grant MacEwan College
- Former Chair, Grant MacEwan College Foundation
- Former Member, Board of the Edmonton Art Gallery
- Former Vice-Chair, Trustees of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Edmonton Bar Association
- Former chair, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Fund Raising Committee
- Trustee, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
In The News
Davis LLP is pleased to announce that, continuing the firm's tradition of excellence, 33 of our lawyers have recently been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in Canada [more]
Continuing the tradition of excellence at Davis LLP, 32 lawyers have been named top practitioners in Canada by Lexpert
Davis LLP is pleased to announce that 32 of the firm's lawyers have been [more]
Davis LLP announced today that Mark Schmidt has been appointed Managing Partner of the Vancouver office effective January 1, 2012.
Mark has a successful corporate and commercial-law practice, with [more]
Davis LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s Managing Partner, Robert Seidel, Q.C., has been appointed Honorary Consul of Denmark for Edmonton and Acting Vice Consul for Calgary.
The honorary [more]
On November 1, 2011, NRGreen Power and GE announced plans for a new recovered-energy project that will produce power without additional emissions, using the first global application of GE's ORegen [more]
Firm Managing Partner, Robert Seidel, Q.C., Quoted in Canadian Lawyer on Current Law Firm Trends
In the February issue of Canadian Lawyer, Robert Seidel, Q.C., is quoted in the cover story, "Merging [more]
Rob Seidel, Firm Managing Partner, and Jennifer Cleall, Partner, of Davis' Edmonton office, acted for Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions, negotiating the $4.5-million funding agreements to Livestock [more]
Robert Seidel, Q.C., is the firm's national managing partner and the chair of the board of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions. He was recently interviewed by the Edmonton Journal regarding the province' [more]
Robert A. Seidel, Q.C., announced that Dr. Jacques Magnan was appointed CEO of Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, effective April 1, 2010.
Robert is Chair of Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, [more]
The firm's National Managing Partner, Robert Seidel, Q.C., recently appeared on Alberta Primetime to discuss the province's new research and innovation initiative. "Alberta Innovates" [more]
Davis LLP's National Managing Partner, Robert Seidel, Q.C., was recently appointed Chair of Health Solutions for Alberta Innovates. The province's research and innovation system was launched [more]
November 18, 2009 - Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, Doug Horner, has announced the names of five people chosen to lead Alberta's research and innovation system beginning [more]
Davis client, the Otoka Energy Corporation, has received a $25 million grant from the government of Alberta to turn forestry waste into clean electricity. Located in Drayton Valley, the first-of-its-kind [more]
Recently, the Alberta legislature passed the Alberta Research and Innovation Act, an important catalyst to strengthen Alberta's research and innovation system. The system involves a transition and [more]
Alberta Environment announced today that the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation will manage and administer the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund. The CCEMC is an arm's-le [more]
Robert Seidel, Q.C., National Managing Partner was quoted in the March 17th article in the National Law Journal entitled "Canadian firms look for Olympic marketing gold".
The article provides [more]
Davis LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert A. Seidel, Q.C. as National Managing Partner. Mr. Seidel has recently held leadership positions at Davis, most recently as Edmonton Managing [more]
he Davis Projects team effected commercial and financial close of the $650 million Calgary Ring Road project for Stoney Trail Group (STG), the Bilfinger Berger BOT Inc. consortium. STG was selected as [more]
- Alberta's Centennial Medal, 2005
- Queen's Counsel, 1997
Robert Seidel, Q.C.
Firm Managing Partner