Christine Milliken
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9625

Christine's practice focuses primarily on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures within the oil and gas and renewable energy industries. She has been involved in a broad range of transactions for private and public entities, including domestic and cross border M&A transactions, share and asset purchase and sale transactions, joint ventures, pipeline and midstream facility development and commercial arrangements and corporate reorganizations.

Christine has significant experience advising clients with general corporate and commercial matters, all aspects of conventional and unconventional oil and gas matters, including liquefied natural gas, pipeline and other midstream project matters, including storage and crude by rail terminals, share and asset purchase and sale transactions and due diligence matters.

Christine has a strong working knowledge of French, Cantonese and Mandarin.


Recent representative matters include advising:

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its investment in Enerkem Inc., a Canadian biofuel technology company

  • Freehold Royalties Ltd. in connection with its C$318-million acquisition of royalty production and mineral title lands form Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

  • Kinder Morgan on its 50-50 joint venture crude by rail facility located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, as well as various project development matters

  • Kinder Morgan on various project development matters in connection with its 50 per cent joint venture interest in Baseline Tank Terminal (a 4.8-million barrel merchant oil storage terminal)

  • Brunei National Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad in its acquisition of a 3 per cent interest in the Pacific NorthWest LNG Project from PETRONAS and Progress Energy Canada Ltd.

  • A Chinese state-owned enterprise in its C$2.2-billion acquisition of a Canadian oil sands corporation

  • A private Chinese mining company in connection with tis US$500-million acquisition of a Canadian subsidiary of an international mining company

  • A subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned enterprise in connection with its strategic investment in a private Canadian engineering and technology company

  • Suncor Energy in connection with its C$1.13 billion sale of its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation

  • Husky Energy on its C$1.7 billion sale of 65% of certain midstream assets to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Power Assets Holdings Limited

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