Derek Flaman > Torys > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile

SUITE 800, 400 - 3RD AVENUE SW

Work Department

Energy: Oil & Gas


With deep experience in transactions in the energy and oil and gas sectors, Derek provides clients with business-focused advice to guide their deal-making and other strategic objectives.

A member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Derek practises commercial law in the energy sector, with an emphasis on M&A, joint ventures and project development in the energy and infrastructure industry. He works closely with clients spanning the sector, including E&P companies, midstream and downstream companies, and private equity funds on transactions involving the acquisition and divesture, joint venturing, and equity financing of energy and infrastructure assets and companies, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products.


Alberta Bar, 1996


Derek is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Natural Resource Law and International Business Law sections of the Canadian Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

(Leading individuals)

Derek FlamanTorys

Despite the challenges facing the oil and gas sector, Torys continues to be involved in market-leading transactions in the upstream, midstream and downstream segments. Recent market developments saw the team increasingly assist clients with strategies to alleviate balance sheets, rationalise assets and pay down debt. Standing out for its cross-border capabilities, the practice is often engaged by international oil and gas companies in relation to M&A, joint venture agreements, and project-related mandates, with a particular focus in Africa. Primarily focused on transactional work and project development, Derek Flaman manages the group, which is also skilled in regulatory matters, capital raisings and financings. Clients turn to Chris Christopher for advice on their commercial projects and asset deals relating to conventional, LNG, oil sands and shale projects. Both practitioners sit in the Calgary office.