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Vivek T.A. Warrier

Partner, Head of Oil & Gas

Private Mergers and Acquisitions and Energy Project Development Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3040

Vivek Warrier practises primarily in the areas of infrastructure project development and private mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry. His practice encompasses the entire petroleum and natural gas value chain, from upstream exploration and production, to midstream transportation and processing solutions and the marketing of energy products. Recently, Vivek has been engaged as primary counsel on projects at the forefront of emerging trends in the Canadian oil and gas industry, including the development of liquefied natural gas export facilities on both the west and east coasts of Canada, joint ventures in emerging resource plays in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and the development of crude oil rail transloading facilities throughout western Canada. He is consistently sought out by clients for the negotiation, conduct and completion of complex purchase and sale transactions and frequently advises clients in the structuring, ownership and operation of energy infrastructure projects. He also advises clients on all types of contractual issues arising from construction, procurement, participation, joint operating and service-related agreements.

Vivek is a frequent contributor to the Rocky Mountain Mineral Foundation quarterly newsletter, the India Business Law Journal and Canadian Energy Law Foundation conferences on emerging legal developments in the oil and gas industry. He is co-author of the Canada chapter of the Oil and Gas Law Review and teaches Oil and Gas Contracts Law at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. Vivek is extensively involved in the Calgary community, including as a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Newcomers and as a United Way volunteer.

Select Experience

  • 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
  • Murphy Oil Company Ltd. in connection with its C$486 million light oil purchase from and joint venture with affiliates of Athabasca Oil Corporation.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, in connection with the $3.3-billion acquisition of Heritage Royalty Limited Partnership, a former subsidiary of Cenovus Energy Inc. holding a broad portfolio of oil and gas royalties in Western Canada.

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  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Vivek T.A. Warrier, ranked, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Vivek T.A. Warrier, repeatedly recommended, Energy (Oil & Gas)
  • 2016, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

    Recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Canada

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