Peter A. Bryan

Associé

Calgary

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 the National Leader of our Oil & Gas Group.

Experience

  • Competition advice to Kelt Exploration Ltd. in its CDN $510 million disposition of oil and gas assets to ConocoPhillips.
  • Trimac in the CDN $80 million purchase of Gibson's oilfield transportation services business.
  • Capital Power Corporation in its CDN $387 million acquisition of the 875 MW Goreway natural gas combined cycle generation facility.
  • 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 CDN $4.5 billion acquisition of the Trans Mountain and Puget Sound Pipelines, and related terminals.
  • An anchor shipper in the development of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline and its investment in the LNG Canada joint venture.
  • HollyFrontier in the CDN $1.125 billion acquisition of a lubricants business unit.
  • A startup company in its $7 million acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets.
  • The world’s largest mining services provider in connection with an oilsands services agreement with Suncor, including related joint venture and equipment leasing arrangements.
  • Competition advice relating to $625 million purchase of oil and gas asset by large upstream producer.
  • Anchor shipper on commercial agreements for development, transportation, and operation of pipelines supporting LNG export project.
  • Foreign investor on $200 million acquisition of oil and gas properties in Alberta
  • Purchaser in $80 million acquisition of oil & gas properties in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Purchaser in $31 million acquisition of Alberta oil and gas properties.
  • 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.
  • US based Private Equity investor in the acquisition of Alberta oil and gas properties.
  • Large energy infrastructure company on the acquisition and development of a gas-storage asset.
  • 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.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Director, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, 2012-2020
  • 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

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Westside Recreation Facility, 2014-present
  • Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, 2006-2009

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2020) of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2019) of IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Project Development - Notable Practitioner).
  • Recognized in the 2020 and previous editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Oil and Gas).
  • Recognized in the 2020 and 2018 editions 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