oil and gas  

 

Now, more than ever, companies operating in the oil and gas market need the services of an experienced legal partner to help them grow their existing businesses, execute profitable acquisitions and initiate new project developments.

McMillan's Energy Industry Group is home to some of the world's leading oil and gas lawyers. Our professionals regularly counsel leading national and international energy companies on topics ranging from deal structuring to project development to the ownership and operation of exploration and production projects.

Our team advises senior, intermediate and junior oil and gas clients involved in exploration, development and production across the entire sector: oil sands and crude bitumen, conventional oil and gas, unconventional gas, and LNG products. In addition, we frequently act as advisors to professional organizations within the industry.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Negotiating exploration and production, operating, farm-out and royalty agreements and procedures, and joint venture agreements
  • Providing advice on operating issues such as freehold leases, gross royalty trusts and land use agreements
  • Structuring transactions related to natural gas and natural gas liquids, as well as midstream gathering, processing and transportation
  • Advising on infrastructure agreements relating to facility construction and ownership, as well as midstream asset project financing
  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Representing them before national and provincial administrative tribunals
  • Assisting with investigations, enforcement actions, and environment-related issues
  • Structuring facility construction and ownership agreements
  • Assisting with offshore services agreements and jurisdictional issues
  • Representing them in all types of commercial dispute resolution, from negotiation to mediation and arbitration to litigation
  • Structuring marketing agreements and advising on energy marketing regulation matters
  • Structuring physical and derivative financial instruments for energy marketing and trading
  • Advising those operating on Aboriginal lands, as well as Aboriginal groups who participate in oil and gas activities
  • Acted for Suncor Energy Inc. on the contribution of all of its Western Canadian natural gas assets (approximate value more than $1 billion) to Suncor Energy Oil and Gas Partnership
  • Counsel to a major American midstream company and its various Canadian affiliates negotiating and drafting agreements for the bidding and tendering of materials and services related to the construction of facilities and pipelines, as well as agreements for the processing, transportation, purchase and sale of natural gas and natural gas liquids
  • Acted for a Canadian intermediate oil and gas company negotiating and drafting purchase and sale documentation, and conducting due diligence in a series of acquisitions of oil and gas companies and assets with a total value in excess of $1 billion
  • Acted for NAL Energy Corporation on the structure, negotiation, due diligence and closing of acquisitions of Breaker Energy Ltd., Alberta Clipper Energy Inc., Plenty Energy Inc. and assets from Enerplus Energy Corporation
  • Acted for Kensington Energy Ltd. on a successful appeal with a settlement in excess of $1 million; this Court of Appeal judgement is a precedent setting decision involving the challenge of an oil and gas lease on the basis of the suspended well clause.
  • Acted for a private oil and gas company on the corporate and tax structuring, negotiating and closing of a sale of producing assets to an affiliate, and the sale of all shares of this affiliate in a transaction valued in excess of $30 million
  • Acted for a Canadian public oil and gas company on the structure, negotiation and implementation of an offshore production sharing arrangement with the Government of Tunisia
  • Acted for a Canadian public oil and gas company on the structure, negotiation and implementation of an offshore production sharing arrangement with the Government of Libya
  • Acted for a Canadian intermediate oil and gas company with offshore oil and gas assets in Trinidad and Tobago in securing bankruptcy/creditor protection and the company's successful emergence from such protection as a continuing going concern
  • Acted for a private Canadian oil and gas company securing offshore oil and gas assets in the British North Sea
  • Acted for a senior public Canadian oil and gas company in the structure, negotiation and implementation of a major underground gas storage arrangement in Alberta
  • Acted for several private Canadian intermediate oil and gas companies in successfully implementing corporate combinations by means of Court supervised plans of arrangement
  • Acted for a senior public Canadian oil and gas company in the successful conclusion of a right of first refusal dispute where at issue were in excess of $1 billion of Canadian oil and gas assets
April 2017

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin

April 2017

Aboriginal Law Bulletin

January 2017

International Trade Bulletin

January 2017

Foreign Investment Bulletin

October 2016

Litigation Bulletin

June 2016
Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin
May 2016
Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin
Lexology
January 2016
Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin
November 2015
Oil and Gas Bulletin
October 2015
Business Law Bulletin
September 2015
Environmental and Aboriginal Law Bulletin
September 2015
Corporate Bulletin
July 2014
Aboriginal Law Bulletin
April 2014
International Trade Bulletin