Pat Maguire, co-head of the firm's corporate 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)
"Market commentators praise Patrick Maguire for his 'great business sense' and describe him as an 'excellent lawyer.' He has notable strength in the power and oil and gas spaces, with impressive strength in joint venture and restructuring deals."
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.
"Sources say his advice is 'business-focused, practical and no-nonsense,' while others highlight the fact that his 'international expertise is invaluable.'"
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 was the past President of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation.