With deep experience in transactions in the energy and oil and gas sectors, Derek provides clients with business-focused advice to guide their deal-making and other strategic objectives.
A member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Derek practises commercial law in the energy sector, with an emphasis on M&A, joint ventures and project development in the energy and infrastructure industry. He works closely with clients spanning the sector, including E&P companies, midstream and downstream companies, and private equity funds on transactions involving the acquisition and divesture, joint venturing, and equity financing of energy and infrastructure assets and companies, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products.
|2016-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in energy: oil and gas (transactional)|
|2013-2022||Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in energy: oil and gas (transactional)|
|2019-2023||The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in energy and natural resources: oil and gas|
|2022||IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in M&A|
|2023||Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial law|
|2015-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in energy law, oil and gas, and mergers and acquisitions|
|2013-2022||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial law, corporate mid-market, mergers and acquisitions and energy: oil and gas|
|2013-2022||Who’s Who Legal—Global and National leading lawyer in energy and oil & gas|
|2020||Best Lawyers in Canada—Energy Law Lawyer of the Year in Calgary|
|2018||Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Environment Lawyers|
|2013||Expert Guides—Leading Canadian lawyer in energy law|
Derek is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Natural Resource Law and International Business Law sections of the Canadian Bar Association.