has a broad commercial practice covering many areas of the energy and
Recognized every year since 2005 (Band 1 since 2009 and as an Eminent Practitioner in 2014)
in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bob
represents clients in oil and gas exploration, production and marketing, major
pipeline transportation and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, uranium
mining and production, electric power generation and transmission, and energy
utility businesses. He acts in the purchase and sale of businesses,
establishing new businesses, structuring joint ventures and partnerships, and
advising management in strategic decision making for Canadian and foreign
He is a director of ATCO Ltd. and CU Inc.; a
former director of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation and the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute; and past president of
the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada. Bob received the
Institute-certified Director qualification (ICD.D) from the Institute of
Corporate Directors on March 13, 2009.
He entered law school as a Dunn
Scholar and was awarded the Oil & Gas Prize upon graduation.
Honorary Counsel to the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada Foundation
Inc., the Conference of Defence Associations, and the CDA Institute.
- Privately-held owner with respect to the development of its proposed in-situ coal gasification (ISCG) and carbon capture and storage project in Alberta.
- Major oil and gas company with all proposed engineering/procurement and construction documents related to planned heavy oil refinery project in Ontario, an ethanol project in Saskatchewan and downstream Oil sands facilities.
- Repsol YPF, in connection with all partnership and commercial agreements respecting its 75% interest in the $1 billion Canaport LNG regasification facility at Saint John, New Brunswick.
Received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
2017, Chambers Canada
Eminent Practitioner, Energy: Oil & Gas: Canada
2017, The Legal 500 Canada
Ranked Band 1, Energy: Oil & Gas: Canada
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