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Patrick T. Maguire

Partner, Co-Head of Corporate Department

Leading Canadian and International Energy and Commercial Transaction Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3184

Pat Maguire, co-head of the firm's corporateĀ department and member of the energy practice group, acts for energy companies on a broad range of commercial transactions, both in Canada and internationally. He is recognized by clients as "a tremendous lawyer", one who "has an excellent knowledge of the technical aspects of commercial deals," and "second to none in terms of his dedication, attitude and responsiveness." (Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Energy companies benefit from Pat's assistance with purchase and sale transactions and almost all aspects of energy project development, including joint venturing, engineering procurement and construction agreements and commodity transportation, sales and related transactions. In his diverse practice, Pat also assists both borrowers and lenders in structuring and negotiating full and limited recourse financing arrangements for oil, gas and electricity companies.

Pat's considerable experience is complemented by his MBA, the dissertation of which relates to risk management and the financing of international energy projects. In addition to providing an educational background for his practice, his MBA has provided him with significant understanding of decisions from a business perspective.

A frequent writer on oil and gas law, Pat has contributed to Butterworths' Canadian Oil & Gas Law and co-authored a number of papers for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Insight Information seminars, the Alberta Law Review and others. Pat has also taught oil and gas law at the University of Calgary and an international course on gas sale transactions.

Pat is a board member of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation.

Select Experience

  • Riverstone acquires 50% interest in Utopia Pipeline Project from Kinder Morgan Read more
  • Devon Energy Corp., in connection with the sale of its 50-percent ownership interest in Access Pipeline to Wolf Midstream Inc., a portfolio company of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, for C$1.4 billion. Read more
  • Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy and power-focused private investment firm with approximately $27 billion of equity capital raised, in connection with its $200 million investment in Canadian International Oil Corp.

Recent Publications

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Ranked, Alberta, Corporate/Commercial
  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    Ranked, Band 1, Energy: Oil and Gas
  • 2017, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

    Recognized as a leading energy (oil and gas) lawyer

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