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  • Mergers, joint ventures and takeover bids

  • Development agreements, operating agreements, benefit plans

  • Royalty and governmental negotiations

  • Regulatory and lands rights issues

  • Easements, land access rights, compensation for use and expropriation

  • Environmental assessments, approvals, regulation and compliance

  • Procurement and construction issues

  • Project labor agreements and related issues

O’Keefe & Company principal lawyer Darren O’Keefe has been nominated by Lexpert® Magazine as a leading lawyer in Energy law in Canada for the past three years running (2019-present). Darren’s is considered an expert in strategic advice, project management and commercial negotiations. At O’Keefe & Company we provide comprehensive commercial and regulatory advice to energy and natural resources players, project management and strategic advice, and assistance in dealing with government regulatory bodies and government applications.

In addition to general project strategy and litigation management advice, we provide our energy and natural resources clients with advice on mergers, joint ventures and takeover bids, development agreements, operating agreements, benefit plans and royalty agreements (including government negotiations), procurement and construction issues, regulatory, environmental and lands rights issues. 

We are also proud to offer significant experience with First Nations and Indigenous Partnerships, having acted as counsel to one of the largest First Nations bands in the country for more than a decade. During this time, we have acted as lead counsel on First Nations business matters on several high-profile joint ventures both from the First Nations side, and from the non-First Nations side. 

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