With an international reputation for entrepreneurial focus—and sharp attention to the developments driving the industry—our Oil and Gas team helps our clients stay ahead of the pack.
Torys' Oil and Gas Practice helps clients maximize opportunities in their most important matters; with targeted insight in global markets, we guide deals through to completion and clear obstacles so our clients can act. Through our Calgary office, we serve our clients in the energy resource sector in which Canada is a major player internationally, and working in concert with our Toronto and New York offices, our particular cross-border strength allows us to deliver on Canada/U.S. matters with unique efficiency.
Our expertise and approach allow us to advise clients at every stage in the sector pipeline, from exploration and production to processing and transportation. Our clients in the upstream, midstream and downstream markets include explorers, producers, service providers, marketers and investors.
We have expertise on all aspects affecting oil and gas players, including:
- upstream exploration, extraction and production
- midstream transportation, pipelines and storage
- onshore and offshore infrastructure development, including for transportation, pipelines, liquefied natural gas facilities, storage facilities and plant facilities
- financing of oil and gas projects, including private equity, project finance, corporate finance and joint ventures
- acquisition and divestiture of upstream, midstream and downstream assets
- Aboriginal matters
- climate change and emissions trading
- environmental matters
- processing (upgrading and refining)
- liquefied natural gas (LNG) matters
- trading operations
Our market-leading team partners with clients on their upstream onshore and off-shore oil and gas activities. We provide advice on all aspects of upstream M&A, including purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, joint operating agreements, marketing agreements, and tax partnership agreements. We have also worked with oil field services companies on some of their most significant and challenging engagements.
We assist clients with their midstream projects, including acquisitions and dispositions, construction of pipelines, transportation agreements, development of LNG projects and related infrastructure, gas storage disputes, and all related commercial, environmental and regulatory matters affecting oil and gas players in the midstream.
Our Oil and Gas Practice represents clients in the construction, development and financing of various types of refining and petrochemical facilities and energy trading matters, including long-term production sales and purchases, through spot and short-term trades, to financial trades and derivative contracts. We act for our clients across the full range of issues affecting downstream activities, from environmental to regulatory, to litigation and dispute resolution.