L. Douglas Rae

L. Douglas Rae

Barrister and Solicitor

Doug Rae has almost 40 years of experience and is the founder of Rae and Company.

Doug’s areas of practice include corporate, commercial and litigation with a focus on natural resources law and aboriginal law.  He has appeared before administrative tribunals, provincial superior courts, Federal Court, appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada.  He has represented a number of oil and gas producing First Nations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, handling land claims matters, resource rent sharing issues, First Nations owned oil and gas corporate matters, resource benefits agreements, pipeline construction related work, and cross jurisdictional issues.  Douglas has produced a number of studies for First Nations whereby control and management of mineral resources would be regained from the Government of Canada.  He has also worked on First Nations casino and gaming projects.  Douglas is a member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.


  • Presentation  to  the  National  Energy  Board  Modernization  Expert  Panel – L. Douglas Rae, March 2017
  • Oil and Gas Economic Development Potential – L. Douglas Rae, October 2005
  • Preliminary thoughts on the First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act – University of Calgary ABlawg. L. Douglas Rae, September 2009
  • Commentary on Ermineskin SCC Decision – University of Calgary ABlawg. L. Douglas Rae, May 2009
  • Bill C-5: A Trojan Horse? – University of Calgary ABlawg. L. Douglas Rae, March 2009
  • The First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act; (“FNOGMMA”) some suggested questions and answers – L. Douglas Rae,
  • The Valuation of Oil and Natural Gas and the Basis for the Calculation of Economic Rent (Royalties) for Production from Indian Reserves – Pacific Business and Law Institute. L. Douglas Rae, April 2005
  • Judicial Consideration of the Indian Oil and Gas Act and Regulations – Douglas Rae and Tibor Osvath,
  • Industrial Benefits Agreements: the Local Perspective – Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, Mid-winter Meeting, L. Douglas Rae, January, 2002
  • The Indian Oil and Gas Act and Recent Litigation – Pacific Business & Law Institute, L. Douglas Rae, November 2000
  • Constitutional Aspects of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Act and the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Conservation, Stabilization and Development Act – winner of the 1974 Petroleum Law Foundation prize. L. Douglas Rae,
  • The Legal Framework for Coal Development in Alberta – L. Douglas Rae, XX Alberta Law Review 117 (1982)
  • Recent Cases of Interest to Oil and Gas Lawyers – L. Douglas Rae, XVII and XVIII Alberta Law Review 123 and 119 respectively (1979 and 1980)
  • The Relationship between In-house and Outside Counsel, speech given to the Canadian Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section – L. Douglas Rae, February, 1985
  • The Servicing of Alberta Clients in Southeast Asia – L. Douglas Rae, Whitt & Company, March, 1987
  • The Impact of Canada – United States Free Trade Agreement on Southern Alberta Businesses – series of papers and speeches by L. Douglas Rae , presented in 1988 on behalf of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce to the MBA Association of Calgary, the Association of Internal Auditors, the Certified General Accountants Association and the Association of Administrative Assistants
  • Disclosure Requirements and Other Legal Responsibilities – National Investor Relations Institute Western Canada, L. Douglas Rae, 1988
  • Foreign Investment Checklist – Whitt & Company, L. Douglas Rae, 1989, distributed by the Calgary Economic Development Authority
  • An Overview of Unied States and Canadian Trade Law – Legal Education Society of Alberta, L. Douglas Rae, 1989
  • Environmental Law Applicable to Aboriginal Lands – by L. Douglas Rae and Karen Hanna, prepared for the Banff School of Management, 1998
  • Structuring Joint Venture Agreements with Aboriginal Communities – Insight Conferences, L. Douglas Rae, 1998
  • Recent Cases on the Calculation of Royalties on First Nations’ Lands – co-authored with Nigel Bankes, Alberta Law Review, L. Douglas Rae, 1999
  • The Legal Regime Governing the Development and Control of the Stoney Nation’s Oil and Gas Resources – for SAIT land management course, L. Douglas Rae, 2000

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