Brittney N. LaBranche

Practice Focus

  • Energy
    • Oil & gas transactions including asset and share acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, amalgamations and the formation and organization of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures
    • 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 and 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 
  • Competition Law and Foreign Investment
    • Securing regulatory approvals for mergers from the Competition Bureau, Investment Canada and other regulatory agencies
  • Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies

Practice Areas


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 2011
  • University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Arts (with Great Distinction), 2008

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2012

Professional Associations

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


  • Co-presenter, Understanding the New Canadian Energy Regulator and Impact Assessment Agency, Petroleum Accountants Society of Canada, Insights 2020, March 2020
  • Presenter, Competitor Collaborations: Competition Act (Canada), BD&P Client Seminar, February 2020
  • Co-presenter, Supply, Demand and Differentials: The Price of Canadian Crude, Southern Land Agents Meeting, March 2019
  • Co-presenter, Shattering Conventional Notions: The New Reality of Unconventional Resources, PJVA Conference, October 2015
  • Co-presenter, Competition Act, Canada Transportation Act and Investment Canada Act, BD&P Client Seminar, July 2015
  • Co-presenter, Legal Strategies in Private Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal Education Society of Alberta Seminar, May 2015
  • Panel Member, At the Crossroads: The Uncertainty of SOE Investment in Canada's Resources Sector, BD&P Client Seminar, November 2013

Community Involvement

  • Director, Heritage Park Society (2019 to present)
  • Committee Member, Heritage Park, Governance and Nomination Committee and Historical, Interpretive & Education Committee

Professional Involvement

  • Chair and Executive Member, Natural Resources South Section of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Environmental, Energy and Resource Law National Section (2019 to present)
  • Director, Petroleum Joint Venture Association (2019 to present)
  • Committee Member, CBA Environmental, Energy and Resource Law Section (2018 to present)
  • Committee Member, Organizing Committee for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation Energy Research Seminar, Jasper, Alberta (2018 to present)