Ian's practice focuses primarily on the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, including the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector and the power industry, with a particular focus on renewable energy. He has experience assisting clients on a broad range of matters and transactions, including project development, asset acquisitions and dispositions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, long-term commercial transactions, internal reorganizations and general corporate and commercial matters. Ian's related experience includes drafting and analyzing corporate and transactional agreements, providing advice on deal strategy, drafting opinions on various legal issues, preparing corporate charter documents and conducting due diligence, and preparing reporting documents.
In 2017, Ian was seconded to the Calgary office of an oil and gas supermajor, advising on project development and joint venture matters as well as general commercial transactions.
Prior to joining Blakes, Ian obtained industry experience working in the legal departments of a large Canadian pipeline company, Alberta's utilities regulator and a large Canadian banking institution.
Ian is also fluently bilingual in English and French.