Ky Kvisle
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9646

Ky's practice focuses primarily on natural resources and infrastructure with a specific focus on commercial transactions and project development. He works extensively on both international and domestic matters in the upstream and midstream energy sector as well as in the liquefied-natural-gas (LNG), oil sands, agriculture, petrochemical, electricity and mining sectors. His experience includes working on mergers and acquisitions, commodities trading and energy derivatives agreements, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, energy infrastructure development and operational matters.

In 2015 and part of 2016, Ky was seconded to the Firm's offices in the Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. During that time, he acted for Canadian companies with investments in the Middle East as well as some of the largest enterprises based in the region. Two of these companies included Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, and Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) Limited, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sinopec.

Prior to joining Blakes, Ky obtained industry experience working in the legal department of a large Canadian-based international oil and gas company.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Methanex Corporation on its large-volume, long-term natural gas procurement and hedging program for its "G2" methanol production, storage and handling facilities at Geismar, Louisiana
  • TransCanada Corporation on its C$12-billion Energy East Pipeline Project to deliver 1.1-million barrels per day of crude oil to Quebec and New Brunswick
  • Encana Corporation and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. in connection with the transfer of fee simple oil and gas and related assets by Encana to PrairieSky and subsequent C$1.67-billion initial public offering of PrairieSky
  • Sadara Chemical Company on various project development and petrochemical offtake and sales agreements for its petrochemical complex located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
  • Agrium Inc. on various mergers and acquisition transactions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer businesses
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in its LNG joint venture with Fortis BC and NextEra Canada, including in respect of project development agreements, non-binding offtake agreements, project structuring and First Nations matters
  • A consortium of Canadian private equity investors on their bid to acquire AltaLink, as owner and operator of the majority of Alberta's electricity transmission system, from SNC-Lavalin
  • Numerous financial institutions and commodities marketing companies involved in petroleum and natural gas trading and storage in the western Canadian sedimentary basin