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Peter A. Bryan

Associé

Calgary
PBryan@blg.com
403.232.9483

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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.

Experience

  • Kogas LNG Canada Ltd. in the sale of a 10% participating interest in the LNG Canada project to a subsidiary of Petronas.
  • The Government of Canada in its $4.5 billion acquisition of the Trans Mountain and Puget Sound Pipelines, and related terminals.
  • Assisted in advising Texas-based HollyFrontier Corporation in connection with its proposed acquisition of Suncor Energy's Petro-Canada Lubricants business for CAD $1.125 billion.
  • 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

  • President, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, 2018-present
  • Chair, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Jasper Conference, 2017
  • Member, Organizing Committee of Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Jasper Conference, 2007-present; Co-Chair, Papers Committee, 2014-present

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 2018 edition 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, École de commerce Schulich, 2002
  • Canadian Securities Certificate,
  • LLB, Université de l'Alberta, 1997
  • BA, Université McGill, 1992