855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1978 (AB)
Partner in the firm’s corporate department with an emphasis on energy, resources, and infrastructure. Has represented clients in oil & gas exploration, production, and marketing; engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for major oil sands, mining, and processing facilities; major pipeline transportation projects, electric power generation, and transmission; and energy utility businesses. Experience includes structuring businesses and advising management in strategic decision making for Canadian and foreign corporations. Member of the LSA and CBA. Obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and an LLB from Dalhousie University. Has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program. Serves on the boards of public companies and has served as a Director of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the Canadian Energy Law Foundation. Past President of the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada. Bob is honorary counsel for the Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute. Recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in energy law by a number of legal directories published by Lexpert® and Chambers & Partners.
On January 31, 2017, Statoil Canada Ltd. completed the sale of its Alberta oil sands assets to Athabasca Oil Corporation for total consideration of $582 million. The consideration consisted of approximately $435 million in cash, 100 million common shares and contingent value payments triggered at oil prices above US$65/bbl WTI.