Business Law

Oil & Gas

Draw on the experience of our team. Our lawyers have served as founders, directors, officers and investors in oil and gas companies.


If you lead a public or private oil and gas company, draw on the experience of our team. Our lawyers have served as directors, founders, officers and investors in numerous public and private oil and gas companies. Through Nerland Lindsey, they provide innovative solutions and timely responses to meet your needs and objectives.

We advise on all aspects of oil and gas transactions, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions and represent a diverse range of clients in the petroleum industry including explorers, developers, producers and service providers.

We have experience in:

  • Transactions
    • Joint venture agreements
    • Farm-out agreements
    • Operating agreements
    • Royalty agreements
    • Participation agreements
    • Transportation agreements
    • Acquisitions and dispositions of oil and natural gas properties and facilities
    • Share transactions involving both private and public companies
    • Oil and natural gas financings (including flow-through share offerings)
    • Natural gas marketing issues and sales agreements
  • Related Services
    • Tax effective structuring
    • Deal negotiation
    • Due diligence
    • Environmental matters
    • Securities law matters
    • Corporate reorganizations
    • Oil and natural gas taxation issues including those related to cross‑border transactions
    • Title reviews and opinions
  • Compliance
    • Income Tax Act
    • Competition Act
    • Investment Canada Act
    • Foreign ownership of real property laws
    • Securities laws
    • Stock exchange rules
    • Corporate laws
    • Employment laws


  • Public companies
  • Private companies
  • Investment vehicles (i.e. private trusts and limited partnerships)
  • Explorers
  • Developers
  • Producers
  • Service providers