Gino’s practice encompasses a broad range of commercial litigation matters, with specific experience in complex administrative, regulatory and environmental frameworks of Canada’s electricity and energy sector.
Gino works with clients across the regulated and unregulated electricity sectors and generation and cogeneration facilities on utility rates, market rules and transmission, and distribution. He regularly advises clients on the Alberta Utilities Commission facility licensing process, the Alberta Electric System Operator connection process, and ISO rules. Gino also works with clients on renewable energy projects, including physical and virtual private power purchase agreements.
Gino has extensive experience in the regulated energy space, including oil and gas, and in regulating intra- and inter-provincial pipelines and oil and gas facilities, facility licensing, common carrier and processor, and rate regulation. Gino regularly advises clients on the tenure management and regulatory process for Alberta's Carbon Capture and Utilization Storage projects. Gino has appeared before various regulatory tribunals, including the Canada Energy Regulator, the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Natural Resources Conservation Board.
Gino also advises clients on commercial litigation, including complex arbitration and court matters. He has appeared before mediators, arbitrators and at all levels of court in Alberta, appeals before the Alberta Court of Appeal, and insolvency and bankruptcy matters in the Commercial Court of the Alberta Court of King’s Bench.
Before joining Torys, Gino clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Gino is a member of the Board of Governors of the Royal Military College of Canada. He is also the President of the Board of the Progressive Alternatives Society of Alberta, a society that assists adults with developmental disabilities.