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Robert T. Booth Q.C.


Leading Canadian Oil & Gas, Power Generation and Utility Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3252

Bob Booth has a broad commercial practice covering many areas of the energy and resources field.

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 corporations.

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.

Bob is Honorary Counsel to the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada Foundation Inc., the Conference of Defence Associations, and the CDA Institute.

Select Experience

  • Statoil ASA, in connection with the sale of its Alberta oilsands assets to Athabasca Oil Corporation for the consideration of $435 million cash, 100 million common shares and contingent value payments triggered at oil prices above US$65/bbl WTI.  Read more
  • 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.

Recent Publications

Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Eminent Practitioner, Energy: Oil & Gas: Canada
    "He is an excellent lawyer,"
  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    Ranked Band 1, Energy: Oil & Gas: Canada

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