OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 
Fast-growing Asian economies are increasingly turning to natural gas to produce the power they need to continue to develop. These Asian customers want stable, secure and long-term supplies. Gas producers in Canada have an abundant resource and are moving to supply growing global markets. Additional Canadian advantages include that British Columbia’s west coast is a full day or two less sailing time to key Asian ports than many competing export terminals.

Blakes brings a wealth of expertise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) project development. Our strong team has a depth of experience in each of the areas necessary for upstream and downstream LNG projects to be successful, including the coordination of the various complex parts of a multiparty LNG project, joint ventures, real estate, pipeline and maritime transportation, commercial LNG contracts, regulatory, First Nations, and financing. We have worked on a number of major projects around the world. The lead members of our respective practice areas for LNG projects are leaders in their fields and recognized by premier industry publications.



Representative Matters

  • Sinopec on its acquisition of a 15-per-cent interest in the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project and all subsequent project development matters, including the negotiation of various natural gas/LNG value chain agreements.
  • Shell Canada Limited on the development and operation of the LNG Canada project, with partners Korea Gas Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation and PetroChina Company Limited.
  • LNG Canada Development Inc. in connection with its arrangements with TransCanada Corporation to design, build, own and operate the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project (Coastal GasLink). The proposed project involves the construction and operation of an approximately 650 km natural-gas pipeline from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek, B.C., to the proposed LNG Canada LNG export facility near Kitimat, B.C. Coastal GasLink is subject to regulatory approvals and a final investment decision by LNG Canada.
  • National Thermal Power Corporation on its fuel procurement program through two international tenders, including drafting LNG sale and purchase, terminalling, and regasified LNG supply and pipeline gas sale and purchase agreements.
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its LNG joint venture with Fortis BC and NextEra Energy Canada, including all project development agreements, non-binding offtake arrangements, project structuring and First Nations matters.
  • Obtained approvals for PetroPlus’s acquisition, development and realization of the Keltic LNG project in Nova Scotia. Subsequently advised MapleLNG (a subsidiary of 4Gas BV, formerly PetroPlus International BV) in environmental and regulatory permitting advice, including the Termpol Process, and in obtaining approvals for its proposed acquisition, development and realization of the Maple LNG regasification project in Nova Scotia.
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  • ronet LNG on India's first successful LNG terminal and regasification project in Dahej, including LNG and gas purchase and sale agreements, equity, debt, shipping, port operations, insurance arrangements, and initial public offering
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  • roparco as lender for the financing of the extension of the Kochi LNG Terminal in India.
  • A consortium consisting of Hunt Oil Company, Repsol YPF, SK Energy and Marubeni Corporation (as financing counsel) on its equity investment in the Peru LNG project. The project achieved financial close with over US$2-billion in financing, including loans from the Inter-American Development Bank, Export-Import Bank of the United States, the International Finance Corporation, the Export-Import Bank of Korea and Servizi Assicurativi del Commerciao Estero SpA.
  • LNG group of a major Japanese conglomerate on long-term LNG purchase and sale agreements from a Qatar-based LNG supplier, and related project financing and charter agreements for LNG tankers.

 

 INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

 
Members of our Energy group are recognized as leaders in the most recent editions of the following publications:

  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Who’s Who Legal: Business
  • The Legal 500 Canada
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada

 

 PEOPLE

 
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Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3393
Areas of Expertise: 环境评估与批准, 公司与商业, Mining Law, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Oil & Gas, Power, LNG, Aboriginal
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9704
Areas of Expertise: 公司与商业, 能源, 投资条约仲裁, 兼并与收购, 石油天然气, 合营与共同所有权结构, LNG, 私募股权
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9658
Areas of Expertise: 公司与商业, 兼并与收购, 能源, LNG, 兼并、收购与资产剥离, 管道与下游, 油田服务, 石油天然气, 电力, 可再生能源
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3333
Areas of Expertise: 环境与原住民法, 能源, 棕地再开发, 环境诉讼与执行, 电力, 石油天然气, 矿业, 林业, Australia, Mining Streaming & Royalties, 化学品与废物监管, Climate Change, 环境评估与批准, 环境诉讼与执行, Transportation, LNG, Aboriginal
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9779
Areas of Expertise: 税务, LNG
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9674
Areas of Expertise: 兼并与收购, 能源, 石油天然气, 基础设施, 食品、饮料与农业企业, Hospitality & Leisure, 建设工程, United States, Transportation, Major Projects, LNG, 下游与营销, E&P 传统, E&P 非传统, 兼并、收购与资产剥离, 管道与下游
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3349
Areas of Expertise: 公司与商业, 外国投资, 兼并与收购, 金融服务, 能源, 矿业, 中国, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, LNG
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9646
Areas of Expertise: 能源, Oil & Gas, Power, 食品、饮料与农业企业, 中东, 下游与营销, Transportation, Major Projects, 石油天然气, E&P 传统, E&P 非传统, 兼并、收购与资产剥离, 管道与下游, Australia, United States, 公司与商业, 合营与共同所有权结构, LNG, 管道与下游, 兼并与收购, Oil Sands
Chair, Asia Region | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9692
Areas of Expertise: 石油天然气, 能源, 兼并与收购, 中国, 北部大开发计划, 公司与商业, 外国投资, 海关与进口管制, 国际贸易, 投资条约仲裁, 制裁与出口管制, 贸易诉讼, 贸易磋商与合规, 下游与营销, E&P 传统, E&P 非传统, 合营与共同所有权结构, 兼并、收购与资产剥离, 油田服务, 管道与下游, Korea, 日本, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Major Projects, Transportation, Oil Sands, LNG, E&P 传统
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3386
Areas of Expertise: 商业不动产, 基础设施, 收购、处置与合营, 公私合伙, 兼并与收购, Procurement, 建设工程, 不动产投资信托, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, LNG, Gaming
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4220
Areas of Expertise: 反洗钱, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, 建设工程, 公司诉讼, 能源, 环境与原住民法, 国际贸易, 媒体与诽谤, 矿业, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Mining Litigation & Dispute Resolution, LNG, Aboriginal, Government & Public Sector
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9664
Areas of Expertise: 金融服务, 石油天然气, 公司与商业, Restructuring & Insolvency, 银行, 航空/航天, 资产支持融资, 债务融资与借贷, 设备融资, 项目融资, Structured Finance & Derivatives, LNG
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9633
Areas of Expertise: 能源监管, Climate Change, 环境评估与批准, 管道与下游, 电力, Mining Law, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Transportation, LNG, Aboriginal, 环境与原住民法
Office Managing Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9702
Areas of Expertise: 石油天然气, 公司与商业, 兼并与收购, 能源, Restructuring & Insolvency, Transportation, Major Projects, LNG, 下游与营销, E&P 传统, E&P 非传统, 合营与共同所有权结构, 石油天然气, 管道与下游, 油田服务
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5080
Areas of Expertise: 资产支持融资, 债务融资与借贷, 设备融资, 项目融资, 航空/航天, 银行, 基础设施, 电力, 私募股权, 非洲, Europe, India, 中东, 能源, 外国投资, 公私合伙, 可再生能源, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, LNG, Defence
Counsel | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3354
Areas of Expertise: 化学品与废物监管, 环境评估与批准, 环境诉讼与执行, 诉讼与争议解决, 能源监管, 林业, 石油天然气, 电力, 制造业, 棕地再开发, 矿业, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, LNG
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