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Paul Blyschak

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  • Nutrien Inc. in its sale of its entire interest in Misr Fertilizers Production Company S.A.E. (MOPCO) and concurrent settlement of all arbitration claims against the Government of Egypt and MOPCO’s affiliate, the Egyptian Nitrogen Products Company S.A.E., for total gross proceeds of approximately C$700-million

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

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

  • 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.

  • A consortium of Canadian natural gas producers on all LNG project development matters, including joint venture negotiations, pipeline development, financing and natural gas supply and LNG offtake matters

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

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

  • Pacific Traverse Energy on 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

  • 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

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

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

  • The lending syndicate, as their Canadian counsel, 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 

  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on 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

  • A Canadian company in an international commercial arbitration under the ICC Rules arising from a contractual dispute with a foreign counterparty governed by English law

  • 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 investment protection structuring matters

  • 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

  • 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

  • A mining company in respect of all LNG agreements for power generation at a northern B.C. silver mine, including a five-year LNG purchase and sale agreement, LNG transportation (trucking) services agreement and natural gas power generation facilities lease agreements

  • Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SIPC) on 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

  • Cenovus Energy on 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

  • 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

  • A U.K.-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

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. on its joint venture with a major exploration and production company to build and operate a rail-loading facility for approximately 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil, located south of the existing Kinder Morgan Edmonton terminal in Sherwood Park, Alberta, together with associated arrangements, including long-term take-or-pay anchor tenant agreements, various interconnection agreements, and contract operating and service agreements

  • Gran Tierra Energy on its acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of PetroGranada Colombia Limited

  • Spectra Energy Corp., as its Canadian counsel, on 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

  • 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

  • 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

Awards & Recognition
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Noted as a key lawyer in Energy: Oil & Gas)

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.

Publications
Education
LL.M., University of Toronto - 2008
J.D., Bond University - 2006
B.A., McGill University - 2001
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