John H. Cuthbertson, Q.C.

Representative Work

Midstream Sale

Counsel to seller in a 2016 proposed billion dollar plus disposition of pipeline and midstream facilities.

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.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Acquisition of Devon Canada Assets

Counsel to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in its 2014 $3.125 billion acquisition of Devon Energy Corp.'s Canadian conventional assets, excluding Horn River and the heavy oil properties. 

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. Acquisition of Angle Energy Inc

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in the 2013 $576 million acquisition of Angle Energy Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement.

Conversion of Inter Pipeline Fund

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Fund in the 2013 conversion to Inter Pipeline Ltd., a dividend paying corporation.

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.

Progress Energy Resources Corp. Acquisition by PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress on the 2012 $5.2 billion acquisition by PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company.

Encana Corporation Sale to Toyota Tsusho

Counsel to Encana in the 2012 $602 million sale of a 32.5% interest in a coalbed methane project in the Horseshoe Canyon play in southern Alberta to Toyota Tsusho Corporation.

Progress Energy Resources Corp. Sale to and Joint Venture with PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress in the 2011 $1.1 billion sale of 50% working interest in Montney shale assets in Foothills of north eastern British Columbia to PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, and the formation of an upstream joint venture to develop the gas assets as well as a downstream LNG Export Project Joint Venture pursuant to which they plan to build and operate a major LNG export facility.

Encana Corporation Proposed Sale to Petrochina International Investment Company

Counsel to Encana during the 2011 negotiations respecting its $5.4 billion proposed sale and joint operations of 50% interest in the Cutbank Ridge gas assets to Petrochina International Investment Company Limited. The parties agreed to end the negotiations in June 2011.

Penn West Energy Trust Joint Venture with CIC

Counsel to Penn West in the 2010 formation of an $817 million joint venture with a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Investment Corporation to develop Penn West's bitumen assets in the Peace River area of northern Alberta.

Encana/Cenovus Joint Venture with ConocoPhillips

Counsel to Encana in the 2007 $15 billion formation of two 50/50 joint ventures, a Canadian upstream partnership including the Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands projects formerly held by Encana, and a U.S. downstream limited liability company including the Wood River and Borger refineries formerly held by ConocoPhillips. Counsel to Cenovus Energy Inc. in the 2011 renegotiation of the joint venture whereby Cenovus took over the interest of Encana.