Samantha Chinn
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9609

Samantha is a dual-qualified lawyer with extensive experience in both the U.K. and Canada. Her practice primarily focuses on providing corporate and commercial advice to energy sector clients, including oil and gas, pipeline and midstream, service, and renewable energy companies.

Samantha's experience includes working on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate reorganizations, energy infrastructure development, operational matters, and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Blakes, Samantha worked as a lawyer for one of the largest commercial law firms in Scotland and as in-house counsel for a global subsea construction company. Following relocation to Calgary, she worked with an exploration and production company and a large mid-stream infrastructure company.


Representative matters in which Samantha has been involved include advising:

  • An international client on the acquisition of a windfarm project in Alberta

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

  • Imperial Oil on its C$2.8-billion sale of 497 company-owned Esso retail stations

  • An international investment client on the acquisition of a majority ownership interest in an agricultural technology company

  • A pipeline company on an internal reorganization and asset drop-down