Christine Milliken > Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial; Energy


Christine’s practice focuses primarily on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and project development within the oil and gas and renewable energy industries. She has been involved in a broad range of transactions for private and public entities, including domestic and cross border M&A transactions, share and asset purchase and sale transactions, joint ventures, pipeline and midstream facility development and commercial arrangements and corporate reorganizations.

Christine has significant experience advising clients with general corporate and commercial matters, all aspects of conventional and unconventional oil and gas matters, including liquefied natural gas (including all project development agreements, LNG offtake arrangements), pipeline and other midstream project matters, including storage and crude by rail terminals, share and asset purchase and sale transactions and reorganizations.

Christine also has an active technology practice, assisting start-up technology companies (in various stages) with various commercial transactions (including mergers, acquisition and divestitures), private equity and venture capital investments, licensing and general commercial matters.

Christine has a strong working knowledge of French, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Christine is co-head of the Firm’s Corporate Commercial group in Calgary.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

National powerhouse Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP fields a standalone oil and gas practice, which provides full-service advice to domestic and global energy companies. A top choice for transformational M&A and corporate finance matters, the group also brings to bear strong expertise in project development, operational issues and regulatory work. Transactional partners Keith Byblow and Christine Milliken jointly lead the team, with Calgary managing partner Ben Rogers providing core support. Talented next-generation partner Chris Harris is also a key contact for energy deals and recently advised Shell Canada Energy on the C$900m sale of its Duvernay shale light oil assets to Crescent Point Energy. The group’s regulatory capability is equally extensive, with senior partner Lars Olthafer particularly sought after for his experience in regulatory approvals processes connected to large-scale LNG projects. Terri-Lee Oleniuk and Katie Slipp also specialize in regulatory work, while Mungo Hardwicke-Brown has broad transactional experience. All named attorneys are based in Calgary.