Brendan Downey

Practice Focus

  • Energy
    • Oil and gas transactions, including asset- and share-based transactions, mergers, and amalgamations
    • 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-based due diligence, including title review
    • International oil and gas transactions
    • Power purchase agreements
    • Project development
    • Commercial and project risk management
  • Commercial Transactions
    • Commercial acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, amalgamations, financings, and other transactions in a broad range of sectors
    • The formation and organization of corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and other co-ownership structures, including the preparation of related shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements and other governance documents
    • Corporate reorganizations and restructurings
    • Drafting a wide variety of corporate and commercial contracts
    • Corporate and asset-based due diligence
  • Energy Regulatory
    • Regulatory due diligence
    • Constitutional, administrative and regulatory advocacy

Practice Areas

Education

  • 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

Publications

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