Oil and gas production—whether from conventional oilfield reserves and oil sands to natural gas and shale gas—continues to expand to meet rising demand. With it comes a complex mix of regulatory, financing, contractual and other legal issues. Fasken Martineau’s oil and gas practice combines extensive energy industry knowledge and specialised legal advice serving upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield service activities.

Our team of more than 65 lawyers offers experience in oil and gas and investment in Canada, Africa, the UK, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. With our unique UK-Canada-Africa capital markets practice, we have the depth to advise on energy listings, equity financings and acquisitions in Canada, London and Johannesburg.

We advise on large complex transactions and projects, including some of the world’s largest oil and gas projects. The scope of our industry experience includes negotiating and drafting long-term commercial contracts, advising on joint ventures, ownership structures, land acquisition and project finance; providing specific advice and direction on regulatory requirements; negotiating and drafting agreements for the construction of pipelines and other oil transport agreements; advising on energy trading and assisting on the privatisation of national refining companies. When necessary, we use our litigation capability to protect our clients’ interests.

Our Clients

We advise governments and government entities, independent and national oil and gas companies, marketers, multi-lateral agencies, equity and debt sponsors, major utilities, property owners, developers of major pipeline networks, consumers, commodities producers and traders, contractors, exploration and production companies, and midstream and service companies.

Our Expertise

  • Upstream and downstream oil and gas
  • Oil and gas M&A deals
  • Joint ventures and farm-in and farm-out agreements
  • Finance for oil and gas projects
  • Cross-border investments
  • Energy trading
  • Environmental and regulatory issues
  • Construction and EPC contracts
  • LNG and pipelines
  • Petrochemicals
  • Privatization of oil and gas industries and enterprises