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Bennett Jones LLP
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Canada > Energy and natural resources: oil and gas

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Bennett Jones LLP is hailed by sources as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for oil and gas companies, with its broad expertise across corporate, commercial and regulatory matters being a asset to the practice group. Benefiting from one of the largest dedicated energy teams in the market, the Calgary-headquartered national firm is a popular choice for complex, multi-disciplinary files, particularly in the project development and corporate spaces. Its comprehensive industry expertise, which includes the midstream sector, pipelines, LNG and oil sands development, is supported by the wider firm’s robust offerings in environmental, corporate and tax law. On the regulatory side, Lawrence Smith QC and Loyola Keough are considered among the leading names in the market. On the transactional side, Robert Booth QC is highly regarded for exploration and pipeline projects, while corporate co-head Patrick Maguire is sought after for M&A and joint venture transactions. The group also includes highly experienced transactional expert Donald Greenfield QC and up-and-coming industry specialists Kieran Ryan and Vivek Warrier.