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Year called to bar: 1992 (AB)
Pat is a leading Canadian and international energy and commercial transaction lawyer and is the Vice Chair and Managing Partner of Bennett Jones' Calgary office. He acts for energy companies in Canada and internationally on a range of transactions including asset and private company acquisitions, joint ventures, energy project development, project financing, and energy commodity transportation, processing, and sales. Pat also assists borrowers and lenders in structuring and negotiating full and limited recourse financing arrangements for oil, gas, and electricity companies. He is recognized by clients as "‘one of the standouts’ of the Canadian oil & gas legal industry" (Chambers Canada). His considerable experience is complemented by his MBA in risk management and financing of international energy projects. Pat has co-authored papers for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and Alberta Law Review. He is a former president of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation and member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Pat has been frequently recommended by various leading legal directories including Lexpert®, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, and Legal 500, among others.
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).
On December 14, 2016, Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”), a leading environmental solutions provider, implemented its court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Plan”).
On April 20, 2016, Paramount Resources (Paramount) completed the sale of sour gas processing assets in north western Alberta to Pembina Gas Services Limited Partnership, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) for cash and other considerations.
On June 25, 2014, North West Redwater Partnership entered into a four-year $3.5 billion syndicated credit facility with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Toronto Branch, Royal Bank of Canada, certain other lenders, and Royal Bank of Canada, as agent.