Bruce Lawrence is a Partner in BLG’s Securities and Capital Markets Group, and is the former Regional Chair of the Oil and Gas Focus Group. Based in Calgary, Bruce has practised in the corporate/commercial area since 1982, with an emphasis on clients involved in the natural resources sector. The bulk of his practice involves corporate and securities transactions with exposure to numerous public and private financings, mergers, acquisitions, take-over bids, plans of arrangement and restructurings. Bruce is also involved in oil sands and off-shore oil and gas development. In addition to his work with the natural resource sector, Bruce is involved in all of the various aspects surrounding franchising. More recently, Bruce’s practice has included the financing, purchase and sale of entities in the manufacturing, IP and transportation sectors. He was selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 (and since 2017) edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Oil & Gas Law), and recognized as a leading energy lawyer in the 2016, 2015 and 2014 editions of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Energy. Bruce was called to the Alberta Bar in 1983.