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Jean-Pierre Pham


Oil Sands, LNG and CNG Project Development, M&A and Joint Venture Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.4462

Jean-Pierre Pham's practice focuses on the development of energy projects and energy mergers and acquisitions in Canada and internationally.

J.P. acts in oil and gas transactions, joint ventures, cross-border energy mergers and acquisitions, oil sands development, energy construction, coalbed methane projects, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, compressed natural gas (CNG) shipping projects, financings, pipeline projects, processing contracts, marketing and hedging agreements, petroleum law regime analysis and design, as well as corporate/commercial reorganizations, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions. His practice also involves the provision of environmental and regulatory advice.

He has acted for projects and transactions in Romania, France, Russia, West Africa, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Cyprus, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Quebec, Newfoundland, Western Canada and the US.

J.P. regularly writes articles and presents seminars on oil and gas and corporate law, including for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation and the International Bar Association.

He is a member of the Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors (CAODC), the Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (SEPAC) and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

In addition to English, J.P. is fluent in French and Vietnamese.

Select Experience

  • Repsol S.A. in connection with the proposed $15.1 billion acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc. Read more
  • Harvest Operations Corp., in connection with the sale of its subsidiary North Atlantic Refining Limited (NARL) to SilverRange Financial Partners LLC. The sale includes NARL's Canadian refining and marketing businesses in Newfoundland. Read more
  • North West Redwater Partnership in connection with its $3.5 billion credit facility and $1.0 billion bond offering, the proceeds of which will contribute to the funding of the construction of North West's $8+ Billion bitumen refinery in the Alberta Heartland. The project is supported by 30-year tolling commitments of the Government of Alberta and Canadian Natural. Read more

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    Jean-Pierre Pham, recommended Energy - Oil and gas

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