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Michael J. LaffinQC

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mike is a partner at Blakes and is the Chair, Asia Region. Mike provides corporate and energy advice to Canadian and international oil & gas companies, and has extensive experience negotiating, structuring, advising, and opining on all aspects of oil & gas matters, including: (i) joint ventures in relation to petroleum and natural gas, LNG, and marketing; (ii) Canadian oil sands; (iii) acquisition and divestment of assets and corporations; and (iv) midstream/infrastructure issues. Mike has wide-ranging experience in international and offshore transactions, and is very involved in energy and trade matters involving Asia. In addition, Mike is a Director on a number of public and private boards and has extensive experience with a variety of business issues, including corporate strategy, M&A transactions, compensation, and corporate governance matters. Prior to attending law school, Mike worked in the business economics, reservoir engineering and land departments of a multi-national energy company. Mike is consistently recognized as a top lawyer in leading publications in the categories of natural resource law, energy, oil & gas, mergers & acquisitions and China.

Year Called to the Bar:1986 (AB)
855 2nd St SW, Suite 3500, Bankers Hall, East Twr
Calgary, AB
Phone: (403) 260-9692
Fax: (403) 260-9700
E-mail: michael.laffin@blakes.com

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  • Jun 01, 2014
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