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Oil & Gas

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In today’s overheated market, the value of oil & gas assets and the cost of developing projects in the oil & gas industry have increased dramatically. Now, more than ever, you need a trusted legal team to represent you in connection with acquisition and sales transactions, the development of new projects and regulatory approval and reporting requirements governing the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of this industry.

When you choose McCarthy Tétrault, you tap into unrivalled expertise gained through our national and international work in the oil & gas sector. Our lawyers have extensive experience in providing all legal services required in connection with the structuring, development, permitting, financing, construction, ownership and operation of oil & gas exploration and production projects, oil & gas pipelines and crude oil refining and upgrading facilities.

Our clients include large, intermediate and junior exploration and production companies, large pipeline owners and operators and oil field services providers. We act for Canadian companies and their subsidiaries in the United States, China, Nigeria, Congo, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, Indonesia and Peru.

Acting on your behalf, we negotiate, draft and structure:

  • acquisitions and divestitures of oil & gas companies and assets;
  • joint-venture agreements for the exploration, appraisal, development and operation of large-scale oil & gas projects;
  • construction, engineering and supply contracts;
  • transportation and shipping contracts;
  • physical and financial energy-trading contracts; and
  • agreements relating to the ownership of emissions credits.

You can benefit from our experience in major project development, including oil & gas pipelines across North America, oil & gas projects offshore of Canada’s east coast and oil sands projects in northern Alberta. We have one of the largest energy regulatory law practices in the country and have been retained to obtain the environmental and regulatory approvals for many of the largest energy projects in North America.

Should you become involved in a dispute, your McCarthy Tétrault team will expertly guide you through arbitration or litigation in areas such as ownership of oil & gas rights, commodity pricing and valuation of assets.

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Craig N. Spurn
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Robert J. Brant
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Pierre Boivin
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Robin Sirett
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