Paul's practice encompasses a broad range of domestic and international transactions in the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry as well as in the LNG, power and resources sectors. Paul advises clients in respect of project development, joint ventures, asset acquisitions and dispositions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, corporate financings and related commercial matters. He assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, transaction structuring, due diligence and corporate governance matters. Paul has experience in several significant Canadian and cross-border CCAA/Chapter 11 restructurings and distressed transactions.
In addition to his corporate expertise, Paul also has significant experience working in international commercial arbitration and litigation, and regularly advises clients in respect of risk mitigation strategies in international transactions, including transaction structuring, obtaining and leveraging protection under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, investment negotiations with foreign governments, and foreign investment dispute proceedings and resolution. He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan and Australia, and has published widely on international investment, energy and project disputes.