Senior partner of the firm’s Financial Services Group in the Calgary office. Practice focuses on banking, acquisition finance, structured finance and project finance. Regularly advises on cross-border financings. Recent transactions include financings of oil sands projects, conventional oil & gas reserves, refineries, petrochemical plants, pipelines, mining assets and power-generating assets. Lead counsel to the lenders for the financing of Western Oil Sands’ participation in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project with Shell Canada/Chevron Canada. Lead Counsel to the lenders financing the development of the North West Redwater refinery and lead Canadian counsel to the lenders which financed the cross-border Vantage Pipeline. In acquisition finance, lead counsel to the lenders which financed Cheung Kong Infrastructure’s acquisition of TransAlta Power and to the lenders which financed Baytex Energy's acquisition of Aurora Oil & Gas; lead counsel to TransCanada PipeLines for its acquisition credit facilities for the acquisition of the Columbia Pipeline Group. In addition, lead counsel on the corporate credit facilities of Suncor Energy, TransCanada PipeLines, Husky Energy, Encana, Baytex Energy, Crew Energy and Athabasca Oil. Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1986; the Ontario Bar in 1988.