Brittney N. LaBranche

Representative Work

Freehold Royalties Ltd. Acquisition from Husky Energy Inc.

Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd. in the 2016 $165 million acquisition of royalty production and lands from Husky Energy Inc.

Murphy Oil Canada Ltd. Sale to Suncor Energy Inc.

Counsel to Murphy Oil Canada Ltd., Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, in the 2016 $937 million sale of its 5% non-operated working interest in the Syncrude oil sands joint venture to Suncor Energy Inc.

Murphy Oil Canada Ltd. Disposition of Natural Gas Assets

Counsel to Murphy Oil Canada Ltd., Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, in the 2016 $538 million disposition of the Tupper Main and Tupper West gas plants and associated pipelines in northeastern British Columbia to Enbridge G and P Canada Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc.

PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. Acquisition from Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Counsel to PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. in the 2015 $1.8 billion acquisition of royalty assets from Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Ag Growth International Inc. Acquisition of Westeel Division of VicWest Inc.

Counsel to Ag Growth International Inc.in the 2015 $221 million acquisition of the Westeel Division of Vicwest Inc.

Freehold Royalties Ltd. Acquisition from Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd. in the 2015 $321 million acquisition of two royalty packages from Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

Tourmaline Oil Corp. Acquisition of Interests of Perpetual Energy Inc.

Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp.in the 2015 $257 million acquisition of the interests of Perpetual Energy Inc. in the West Edson area of Alberta.

Suncor Energy Sale of Majority of Conventional Natural Gas Business to CG Energy Canada

Counsel to Suncor Energy in relation to competition and Investment Canada matters in the 2013 $1 billion sale by Suncor Energy Inc. of a majority of its conventional natural gas business to CQ Energy, a newly established partnership between Centrica plc and Qatar Petroleum International.

LNG Operating Company

Counsel to joint venture operating company in 2015 in respect of capacity, nomination and lifting arrangements for a Western Canadian LNG export project.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Acquisition of Barrick Energy Inc.

Counsel to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in the 2013 $173 million acquisition of Barrick Energy Inc.

Vero Energy Inc. Merger with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Counsel to Vero Energy Inc. in connection with its 2012 $175 million merger with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. 

Encana Corporation Partnership with Mitsubishi

Counsel to Encana in the 2012 $2.9 billion partnership with Mitsubishi whereby Mitsubishi acquired a 40% interest in Encana's natural gas assets in the Cutbank Ridge area in B.C.

TriWest Capital Partners Investment in Northern Mat & Bridge Ltd.

Counsel to TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, in connection with its 2012 equity investment in Northern Mat & Bridge Ltd.