Anthony Cioni practises energy law, with an emphasis on domestic and international exploration, production and construction development. Tony has significant experience in upstream portfolio management with an emphasis on joint ventures, M&A transactions and PSC negotiations. He has advised on hundreds of EPC and field service agreements required to complete exploration and development drilling programs, both offshore and onshore.
Tony has over two decades of international and intercultural experience. His experience encompasses matters in over 27 countries, including China, Indonesia, Chad, Kenya, Brazil, Libya, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Australia and the Canadian east coast. Tony was the functional head of the international department at Husky Energy as a commercial negotiator. He was also head of the Transactions Department of a major European law firm in Kazakhstan and a seconded lawyer with Kuwait Foreign Exploration Company (KUFPEC). Tony speaks and writes in French, Italian and Russian. His international and intercultural experience coupled with his upstream, exploration and oil service experience make his expertise unique among energy law lawyers in Canada.
Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal—Energy (2015-2016)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, energy: oil & gas (2017)
Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in energy law (2015-2017)
Legal Media Group/Euromoney’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading Canadian lawyer in project finance (2013-2017)
Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal Canada—Leading lawyer in energy (2015)
Tony is head of the Canadian chapter of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and a member of the board of directors for that organization. Tony is a frequent guest lecturer on intercultural and international negotiation at the Faculties of Law at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.
Tony is a Director of the Board of Theatre Junction and the Friends of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He is pro-bono legal counsel for artifact donation, a public art project and leasing matters for the National Music Centre.