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Paul Blyschak

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  • Counsel to Pacific Traverse Energy in project development matters in respect of its 1.25 million tonne per year LPG export project in Kitimat, British Columbia, including all joint venture negotiations and arrangements

  • Counsel to a Canadian energy company in connection with a strategic joint venture to assess potential Floating LNG projects in British Columbia

  • Kinder Morgan Canada on its C$4.5-billion sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project to the Government of Canada

  • Advising a Canadian investor in an investor-state international arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules arising from a foreign investment project

  • Shell Canada Energy on the purchase by Petronas-owned North Montney LNG Limited Partnership of a 25 per cent stake in the LNG Canada project JV from Shell, PetroChina Kitimat LNG Partnership and Kogas Canada LNG Ltd.

  • Advising the Canadian subsidiaries of multinational beverage companies in connection with potential investor claims under international investment treaties

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its acquisition of Veresen Inc. in a stock-and-cash deal valued at C$9.7-billion

  • Lightstream Resources Ltd. on the sale of substantially all of its business and assets to Ridgeback Resources Ltd. by credit bid in the context of CCAA proceedings for an approximate value of C$1-billion 

  • Advising a Canadian company in an international commercial arbitration under the ICC Rules arising from a contractual dispute with a foreign counterparty in connection with a foreign investment project

  • Counsel to LNG Canada regarding various aspects of the development of its LNG export project in Kitimat, British Columbia, including various related negotiations with the Province of British Columbia

  • Canadian counsel to the lending syndicate in the cross-border (CCAA/Chapter 11) restructuring proceedings of the Sanjel Group and the disposition of its assets to multiple purchasers in North America and internationally for an aggregate value of more than C$500-million 

  • Counsel to Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in its LNG joint venture with Fortis BC and NextEra Energy Canada, including in respect of all project development agreements, non-binding offtake arrangements, project structuring and First Nations matters

  • Counsel to a Canada-based, large cap international oil and gas producer in respect of its investment negotiations and contractual arrangements with the governments of Argentina and Gambia, including in respect of treaty-shopping matters

  • Counsel to the Canadian joint venture of Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SIPC) and China Huadian Corporation in its 15 per cent participation in the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, including the negotiation of all natural gas/LNG value chain agreements and associated project development matters

  • Counsel to Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$556-million acquisition of midstream natural gas processing assets from Paramount Resources and associated long term gas gathering and midstream take-or-pay arrangements

  • Counsel to a mining company in respect of all LNG agreements for power generation at a northern BC silver mine, including a 5-year LNG purchase and sale agreement, LNG transportation (trucking) services agreement and natural gas power generation facilities lease agreements

  • Counsel to Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SIPC) in its acquisition of a 15 per cent interest in the Pacific NorthWest LNG project from Petronas Nasional Berhad, as well as in SIPC's associated formation of a Canadian joint venture with China Huadian Corporation to participate in the project

  • Counsel to Cenovus Energy in its acquisition of the North American Terminal Operations business (a crude-by-rail transloading facility northeast of Edmonton with both manifest and unit train capability and connected to both CP and CN rail lines) from Canexus Corporation for approximately C$75-million, as well as in related operations and service agreement negotiations

  • Counsel to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. on its 50-50 joint venture with Keyera Corp. to build the Baseline Tank Terminal (a 4.8 million barrel merchant oil storage terminal) for an anticipated capital expenditure of approximately C$700-million, as well as various subsequent project development matters

  • Counsel to a UK-based mid cap oil and gas exploration and production company in connection with its investment disputes and related negotiations with the Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Malta

  • Counsel to Gran Tierra Energy in its acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of PetroGranada Colombia Limited

  • Canadian counsel to Spectra Energy Corp. in its acquisition of the Express-Platte pipeline system for an aggregate price of C$1.49-billion from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Borealis Infrastructure and the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan

  • Counsel to a consortium of private equity investors in connection with a bid to acquire AltaLink (owner and operator of the majority of Alberta's electricity transmission system) from SNC-Lavalin in a competitive bid process

  • Counsel to various prospective participants in different LNG projects located in British Columbia and Eastern Canada in respect of the due diligence of project structure and value chain arrangements as well as related project interest acquisition negotiations and agreements

Professional Activities

Paul is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Education
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2011
Admitted to the New York State Bar - 2009
Admitted to the New South Wales Bar - 2007
LL.M., University of Toronto - 2008
J.D., Bond University - 2006
B.A., McGill University - 2001
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