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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 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)

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 was the past President of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation.

Select Experience

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited in connection with completing C$12.74-billion acquisition of a 70 percent working interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and other oil sands assets. Read more
  • Cenovus Energy, in connection with its acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Deep Basin conventional assets in Alberta and British Columbia and 50% interest in the FCCL Partnership.  Read more
  • Riverstone acquires 50% interest in Utopia Pipeline Project from Kinder Morgan Read more

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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