Energy (Oil & Gas)

Overview

Canada’s Energy sector has successfully and responsibly developed hydrocarbons for more than 150 years. The success of this industry has been built on entrepreneurship, innovation and the thoughtful management of the many challenges involved, including changing cost structures and commodity price fluctuations; the evolving technology required to access previously stranded assets; managing the environmental impact of such operations; working proactively with affected Aboriginal groups; understanding the ever-changing regulatory regimes; and working with other stakeholders to obtain access to new markets.

The offering Osler’s Oil & Gas Group provides to clients is simple, but all-encompassing  – we understand the industry and the marketplace in which you operate, we take the time to fully understand your objectives, and then we partner with you in creative ways to deliver on your objectives – on time and without surprises.

Through the Group’s combined decades of experience, in both the Energy and Infrastructure industries, we are able to deliver pragmatic, innovative and strategic advice on all manners of projects and transactions. Our lean and nimble team of oil and gas professionals have experience acting for clients on some of the most significant projects and transactions in Canada, including complex joint ventures and M&A transactions involving LNG, oil sands, offshore, shale gas, pipelines, upgrading and refining facilities, conventional oil and gas operations, midstream facilities and downstream distribution. Our clients include multi-national E&P companies, infrastructure companies, private equity and pension funds, mid-market energy companies and multi-party consortiums.

We pride ourselves on having a top-tier team — our Group is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Canada, one of the leading legal directories in the world — that is highly experienced, able to move quickly to cost-effectively deliver the desired results, and flexible enough to adapt to the changing needs of our clients. Our experience is your resource.

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Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2019: Band 1, Energy: Oil & Gas
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019: Band 1, Energy: Provincial Regulatory – Alberta
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019: Energy: Provincial Regulatory – Ontario
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012-2019: Energy: Oil & Gas
    • "Osler’s highly regarded energy group has played an integral role in advising clients in many of the most significant and complex transactions and projects involving Canadian energy companies at home and abroad."

Lexpert

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017-2019: (Calgary, Alberta): Energy (Oil & Gas)
  • The Lexpert Special Edition- Energy, 2016: Osler lawyers recognized as "Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers"

Legal 500

  • The Legal 500, 2015-2019: Tier 1, Energy: Oil & Gas

Benchmark

  • Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards, 2019: Energy/Resource Litigation, Firm of the Year (shortlisted)

Who’s Who Legal

  • Who’s Who Legal, 2015: Osler lawyers recognized in the area of Energy

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2019: Osler named "Energy Law Firm of the Year”
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2006-2019: Osler lawyers recognized in the area of Oil & Gas Law

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2018: Osler lawyers recognized as leaders in Energy and Natural Resources