Our Oil & Gas team serves a comprehensive client base, including E&P companies, midstreamers, marketers, refiners, utility companies, facility and pipeline owners and operators, industrial users, industry financiers, and other stakeholders. We assist with all aspects of their business, from industry agreements to facility construction, collaborative arrangements and joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.
Blakes has developed significant expertise in the area of power, including acquisitions and divestitures, financing and project development regarding transmission facilities, cogeneration facilities and power purchase agreements.
Clients in the energy marketing field frequently seek our advice on buying, selling, transporting and storage of energy commodities, price risk management, energy commodity products, and the negotiation and sale of Canadian wholesale energy-trading operations.
Blakes Energy Regulatory lawyers have far-reaching experience before key regulatory bodies with dozens of facility, toll, tariff, generation and land applications, working on all phases of project approvals, and with the regulatory aspects of commercial transactions. Our litigators regularly represent national and international clients in virtually every forum across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada. We have extensive experience in domestic and international commercial arbitration under the rules of all major national and international arbitral institutions.
Working collaboratively with our renowned Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Environmental, Tax and Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers and other specialized practitioners, we offer comprehensive advice on M&A deals, joint ventures, collaborative arrangements, project and equipment finance, procurement, infrastructure challenges, environmental restrictions, permitting, approvals, reporting, and regulatory compliance matters.