Chrysten Perry has over 25 years’ experience practising corporate and commercial law related to oil and gas projects, spanning a number of sectors, including petroleum and natural gas, natural gas liquids, heavy oil, oil sands and shale gas and coal-bed methane. Clients rely on her legal and technical expertise and practical know-how to negotiate and draft agreements for the structuring of joint ventures and partnerships, and for the drafting of operating agreements, royalty agreements, farm-in and participation arrangements.
Ms. Perry’s extensive expertise also includes advising on often complex asset purchase and sale and equity purchase and sale transactions. Part of the legal counsel she provides in this respect includes advising on the preparation of data rooms, bidding documents and due diligence, title opinions, as well as drafting related sale agreements and dealing with transitional and regulatory matters. Ms. Perry is also experienced in processing, sales and transportation, marketing and operational issues facing energy companies.
Her advice is frequently sought in connection with the strategic and business law aspects of oil and gas projects, not only by companies working in the upstream and downstream sectors, but also by pipeline and midstream companies.
A significant portion of Ms. Perry’s energy practice relates to multi-million dollar acquisitions and divestitures and joint venture/project development by major players in the oil and gas industry that have domestic and international operations across a number of jurisdictions. These include Western Canada, the Canadian Arctic and the Canadian East Coast, Trinidad, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, the North Sea, Indonesia and Cyprus. As an example, she recently co-led one of the largest acquisitions in the petroleum industry in Colombia.
Ms. Perry has also written several works on the history and development of the Canadian oil sands and has spoken at conferences on a range of topics in the field of energy, for example at the International Bar Association and the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, of which she is a director.
Ms. Perry is the Canadian leader of our energy practice.