George’s expertise is in the area of energy law acting for energy companies on a broad range of commercial transactions. His practice focuses primarily on the planning, drafting, negotiation and completion of complex energy transactions and project work in both the upstream and midstream oil & gas sectors, including advising clients with respect to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, commodity transportation, terminalling and storage arrangements, corporate reorganizations, and energy project development. George has developed a specialized expertise with respect to joint venture/partnership relationships in large scale energy projects, specifically in the unconventional resource areas of oil sands and shale gas development. He also frequently advises on both the transporter and shipper side of oil & gas pipeline transportation projects, including with respect to the drafting and negotiation of long term transportation arrangements.
On December 14, 2017, Whitecap Resources Inc. (Whitecap), an oil-weighted growth company based in Calgary, closed the acquisition of high quality light oil assets in southeast Saskatchewan for approximately $940 million, from Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus), an integrated Canadian oil company.
Tundra Energy Marketing Limited (TEML), a subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited (JRSL) completed its acquisition of the Enbridge South Prairie Region Pipeline System and related facilities from an affiliate of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $1.075 billion in cash on December 1, 2016.
On September 1, 2015, Enbridge Inc. announced the closing of the transfer of its Canadian Liquids Pipelines business, comprised primarily of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Athabasca Inc., and certain Canadian renewable energy assets (the Transaction) to an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $30.4 billion together with certain Incentive/Performance Rights. A joint special committee (the Special Committee) of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (EIFH) and the Board of Trustees of Enbridge Commercial Trust (ECT) was formed to review and consider the Transaction, conduct due diligence and negotiate the terms of the Transaction on behalf of EIFH, the Fund and ECT.