Ashley Weldon

Practice Focus

  • Energy
    • Oil & gas transactions including asset and share acquisitions and dispositions
    • Negotiating and drafting oil & gas-related agreements
    • Advice regarding joint ownership and the conduct of joint operations
    • Oil & gas due diligence including title review and drilling opinions
    • International oil & gas transactions
    • Energy projects
  • Commercial Transactions
    • Asset and share acquisitions, mergers and divestitures
    • Corporate reorganizations 
    • Negotiating and drafting commercial agreements
    • Corporate governance
    • Corporate and asset due diligence
    • General corporate and commercial matters 

Practice Areas


  • Law Clerk at the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, 2009-2010
  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Laws, 2009
  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction), 2005

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2010

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Honours & Recognition

  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the areas of Energy Law and Oil and Gas Law, 2022
  • Named in Chambers Canada as an up and coming lawyer in Energy: Oil and Gas (Transactional), 2020-2022
  • Named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Energy (Oil & Gas), 2019-2021
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers, 2020
  • Named one of Lexpert's Rising Stars honouring Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2018
  • Named in Expert Guides -The Legal Media Group's Rising Stars, in Energy and Natural Resources (Canada), 2017 & 2018
  • Named in Chambers Canada as an Associate to Watch in the area of Energy: Oil & Gas (Nationwide), 2016 & 2017


  • Co-presenter, Redwater: A Post-Mortem and Legal Perspective, Petroleum Accountants Society of Canada, Insights 2020, March 2020
  • Co-presenter, Anatomy of an Oil and Gas Transaction, Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF) Fundamentals Seminar, Banff, Alberta, November 2019
  • Co-presenter, LMR, the Redwater Decision and Where We Are Now, Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration Conference, November 2019
  • Co-presenter, Let's Talk About Royalties: the Continued Uncertainty Surrounding the Creation of the Overriding Royalty, Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF) Jasper Research Seminar, June 2019
  • Co-presenter, Overriding Royalties as Interests in Land – from Dynex to Dianor and beyond…, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, April 2019
  • Co-presenter After Redwater: Legal and Practical Implications, Petroleum Joint Venture Association and Petroleum Accountants Society of Canada Seminar, March 2019
  • Co-presenter Oil & Gas Encounters Insolvency: Latest Developments and Trends from a Legal Perspective, PASC Conference, March 2018
  • Co-presenter, Shattering Conventional Notions: The New Reality of Unconventional Resources, PJVA Conference, Oct. 2015
  • Panel Member, Finding a Way Forward with Foreign Investors: A Conversation about the Internationalization of Canadian Resource Development Agreements, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, January 2015
  • Co-presenter, An Overview of the Changing Nature of Petroleum Joint Ventures in Canada, at the GPAC/PJVA Joint Conference, Connecting the Dots: The New Reality of Energy and Markets in Canada, Nov. 2014
  • Co-presenter, What in the World is a ROFR?: An Introduction to Pre-emptive Rights, at the Canadian Energy Law Foundation Energy Fundamentals Seminar, Canmore, Alberta, Feb. 2014


  • Vesting off interests in land: the latest Dianor decision, ABlawg: The University of Calgary Faculty of Law Blog, 2019
  • Let’s talk about royalties: the continued uncertainty surrounding the creation and legal status of the overriding royalty, Alberta Law Review, Volume 52, Issue 2, 2019
  • Uncertain Succession: The Past, Present and Future of Royalties and Vesting in Canadian Insolvency Law, Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2018

Professional Involvement

  • Director, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, 2015 to present
  • Paper Co-Chair, Organizing Committee for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation Energy Research Seminar, Jasper, Alberta, 2014 to present
  • Director-at-Large, Legal, Petroleum Joint Venture Association, 2013 to 2019
  • Course Instructor in Rights of First Refusal - Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Course Instructor in Freehold Lessor Estates - Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators
  • Member, Associates’ Committee (Partner Member), BD&P
  • Member, Student Committee, BD&P