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Recent representative matters include advising:

  • TC Energy Corporation on its sale of a 65 per cent equity stake in the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project to KKR and AIMCo and the concurrent execution of a credit agreement providing non-recourse project-level financing to fund the majority of construction costs for the project

  • TC Energy Corporation on the sale of an 85 per cent equity interest in Northern Courier Pipeline to AIMCo and, in conjunction with the sale, the financing of long-term, non-recourse debt, with approximate aggregate gross proceeds to TC Energy of C$1.15-billion

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

  • 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.

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$9.3-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc.

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its investment in Enerkem Inc., a Canadian biofuel technology company

  • A client on all aspects of a bid submission under Alberta Infrastructure’s solar photovoltaic electricity procurement program, including bid document review and joint venture documentation

  • Rice Investment Group on its investment in Cold Bore Technology Inc., a global leader in fracturing optimization software

  • Rally Chain Technologies Inc. on the sale of its blockchain business to Finhaven Technology Inc.

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on the sale of its Palliser crude oil and natural gas assets in southeastern Alberta to Torxen Energy and Schlumberger for C$1.3-billion

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on the sale of its Suffield crude oil and natural gas assets in southern Alberta to International Petroleum Corporation for C$512-million

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its long-term infrastructure development and services arrangement with Chevron Canada Limited in respect of Chevron's Duvernay resource play in the Fox Creek region

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on the sale of its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation for C$1.13-billion

  • Husky Energy on its C$1.7-billion sale of 65 per cent of certain midstream assets to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Power Assets Holding Limited

  • PetroLama Energy Canada Inc. in connection with its crude oil storage joint venture with Keyera Energy Inc. in Cushing, Oklahoma

  • A lender on commercial matters and diligence in connection with the financing of the acquisition of hydroelectric assets in British Columbia

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$556-million acquisition of natural-gas processing assets from, and related gas-processing arrangement with, Paramount Resources

  • An international commodities marketer in connection with large-volume, long-term grain supply, put-through and elevation services and off-take arrangements in connection with the development of a U.S.-based grain export terminal

  • Trican Well Service Ltd. in its disposition of its US pressure pumping business to Keane Group for cash and share consideration of approximately US$400-million

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Heritage Royalty Limited Partnership to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan for C$3.3-billion

  • Jupiter Resources Inc. in connection with its C$2-billion acquisition of the Bighorn upstream assets from Encana Corporation

  • A private company in connection with the acquisition of a wind-power project in Alberta

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in its US$650-million acquisition of the cross-border Vantage Pipeline and Mistral Midstream extraction plant from Riverstone Holdings and Mistral Midstream

  • YPF SA in connection with its US$550-million joint venture with Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas) for the development of a 72-square-mile shale oil concession in the Vaca Muerta region of Argentina

  • Agrium Inc. in connection with its C$1.8-billion supported funding of Glencore International plc's C$6.1-billion acquisition of Viterra Inc., and the subsequent acquisition by Agrium of Viterra's wholesale and retail Agri-products division

  • Encana Corporation and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. in connection with the transfer of fee simple oil and gas and related assets by Encana to PrairieSky and subsequent C$1.67-billion initial public offering of PrairieSky by Encana

  • TransCanada Corporation on the establishment of its partnership with Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited for the construction and operation of the C$3-billion Grand Rapids Pipeline System

  • Agrium Inc. on its C$915-million disposition of Viterra's interest in Canadian Fertilizer Limited's nitrogen production facilities to CF Industries

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in connection with its C$315-million co-acquisition with OMERS Energy Inc. of certain oil and gas properties from Pengrowth Energy Corporation

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$3.8-billion acquisition of Provident Energy Ltd.

Awards & Recognition

Chris is recognized in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Energy – Oil & Gas)

  • Acritas Stars 2020: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • ILFR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2020 (Notable Practitioner: M&A and Project Finance in Energy and Oil & Gas)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (Energy Law, 2020; Energy and Oil & Gas Law, 2019)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Energy – Oil & Gas)

Professional Activities

Chris is a member of the board of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation.

Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2008
LL.B. (with Distinction), University of Alberta - 2007
B.Comm. (with Distinction), University of Calgary, 2004
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