McCarthy Tétrault Adds Dedicated Oil and Gas Expertise to Calgary Market

Calgary  – November 7, 2018 - McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s National Oil & Gas Group with the addition of Brian Bidyk and Kerri Howard as equity partners in Calgary, Alberta. 

Regarded as leaders in the oil and gas industry, Brian and Kerri bring deep industry relationships and strong sector expertise, providing legal strategies to manage performance, risk and meet the evolving needs of our clients in key markets, both in Canada and abroad. 

“Whether executing on rapidly emerging opportunities or finding innovative ways to grow and create value in an increasingly challenging market, the addition of Brian and Kerri demonstrates our firm’s commitment to clients in this important sector and complements our international team of experts,” said Olivia Colic, Regional Managing Partner, Alberta Region.

Brian has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate law and supports clients with robust transactional expertise. He advises oil and gas clients in the upstream, midstream and service sectors with a focus on M&A, divestitures, and the development, construction, and ongoing operations of projects. He effectively guides clients through all aspects of the oil and gas value chain, applying deep knowledge and a practical understanding of the commercial, political and cultural drivers that shape energy markets.

Kerri brings a strong understanding of the legal and regulatory environment for energy exploration and development in Canada. She has significant experience in M&A, intellectual property licensing, structured finance, derivative transactions, and securities matters. In addition, Kerri has significant experience in documenting physical and financially-settled derivative transactions. She has a broad range of energy-related experience including transactions involving both Canadian and U.S. entities and assets.

To help clients through acquisitions, divestitures, consolidations, attracting capital, or propelling projects forward, McCarthy Tétrault develops innovative solutions that are tailored to risk appetite and business priorities. Our multidisciplinary Oil & Gas Group develops strategic responses to large and complex projects and transactions while coordinating a suite of associated considerations including environmental, litigation, regulatory, and Aboriginal matters. With teams across Canada, New York and London (UK), we are known for our ability to seamlessly collaborate across offices and integrate complementary practitioners to field the best prepared, most collaborative and most nimble teams.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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