Brendan Downey

Practice Focus

  • Energy and Commercial Transactions
    • Oil and gas transactions, including asset- and share-based transactions (acquisitions and dispositions), mergers, and amalgamations
    • Formation and organization of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures
    • Negotiating and drafting oil and gas-related agreements
    • Oil and gas contract and lease interpretation
    • Advice regarding joint ownership and the conduct of joint operations
    • Corporate and asset-related due diligence, including title review
    • International oil and gas transactions
    • Project development
    • Commercial and project risk management
  • Energy Regulatory
    • Regulatory and environmental law matters related to the energy sector
  • Lobbying and Advocacy

Practice Areas


  • University of Alberta, Juris Doctor (Hons) Law, 2017
  • University of Victoria, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Writing (Distinction), 2014

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2018

Professional Associations

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

Personal Interests

  • Cycling, hiking, short stories, cooking


  • Uncertain Succession: The Past, Present and Future of Royalties and Vesting in Canadian Insolvency Law, Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2018