Peter A. Bryan



Peter focuses his practice on the formation, financing, purchase and sale of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures, particularly in oil and gas and energy infrastructure projects.

He advises clients on:

  • commercial aspects of the purchase and sale of assets and shares
  • corporate governance and competition issues
  • the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas properties
  • the development and approval of midstream energy infrastructure

Before joining BLG in 2011, Peter was Senior Legal Counsel and Manager of Pipeline Business Development for a large energy infrastructure company.

He is our National Leader of the Oil & Gas Group.


  • Trimac in the CDN$80 million purchase of Gibson's oilfield transportation services business.
  • Kogas Canada Energy Ltd. in relation to:
    • the sale of a 10% participating interest in the LNG Canada project to a subsidiary of Petronas.
    • its 2020 reorganization of Canadian affiliates, including with respect to its investment in the $40B LNG Canada project. 
  • The Government of Canada in its $4.5 billion acquisition of the Trans Mountain and Puget Sound Pipelines, and related terminals.
  • Acting for an anchor shipper in the development of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline and its investment in the LNG Canada joint venture.
  • HollyFrontier in the $1.125 billion acquisition of a lubricants business unit, and acting for a bidder for telecom assets, amongst other transactions.
  • Represented start up company in $7 million acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets.
  • Represented the world’s largest mining services provider in connection with oilsands services agreement with Suncor, including related joint venture and equipment leasing arrangements.
  • Prepared advanced ruling certificate and advised large upstream purchaser on competition issues relating to $625 million oil and gas asset transaction.
  • Advised food producer on competition issues of participation in industry organization.
  • Advised Vendor in sale of commercial cleaning business to U.S. based Purchaser.
  • Represented Private Equity investor in acquisition of Alberta oil and gas properties.
  • Advised large upstream Vendor with respect to competition issues related to sale of oil and gas unit assets.
  • Advised anchor shipper on commercial agreements for development, transportation, and operation of pipelines supporting LNG export project.
  • Advised large energy infrastructure company on the acquisition and development of a gas-storage asset.
  • Advised foreign investor on $200 million acquisition of oil and gas properties in Alberta
  • Advised purchaser in $80-million acquisition of oil & gas properties in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Advised purchaser in $31-million acquisition of Alberta oil and gas properties.
  • Advised executives and board of directors of a large energy infrastructure company on corporate structuring alternatives.
  • Represented shipper in negotiation of transportation agreement for U.S. Midwest gas pipeline.
  • Revised asset-operating agreements and governance policies for U.S. public limited partnership.
  • Advised US public limited partnership on acquisition of limited-liability corporation interests from sponsor parent corporation.
  • Legal counsel to an energy infrastructure company, and manager of joint venture legal team, for four Liquefied Natural Gas terminal projects.
  • Negotiated and drafted joint venture, technology licence, marine transportation tariff, and agency agreements for marine-based compressed natural gas projects.
  • Represented bidder in auction of California-based power assets, including power-purchase agreement and transmission access agreements.
  • Negotiated and drafted lease for oil terminal and pipeline interconnects for an oil pipeline project.
  • Advised purchaser in acquisition of Alberta-based natural gas pipeline assets.
  • Advised purchaser in a bid for southeastern U.S. pipeline company.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Director, Canadian Energy Law Foundation
  • President, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, 2018-2019
  • Chair, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Jasper Conference, 2017-2019
  • Member, Organizing Committee of Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Jasper Conference, 2007-present; Co-Chair, Papers Committee, 2014-present
  • Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, 2006-2009

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Westside Recreation Facility, 2014-present
  • Director, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, 2012-present

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2019) edition of IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Project Development - Notable Practitioner).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 and previous editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Oil and Gas).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition – Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 1998
  • MBA in Strategy & Finance, Schulich School of Business, 2002
  • Canadian Securities Certificate,
  • LLB, University of Alberta, 1997
  • BA, McGill University, 1992