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Colleen Abel

Senior Associate

Colleen Abel

Calgary

T:+1 403.267.8381

Colleen Abel practises primarily corporate and commercial law, with a focus on energy and natural resources. Her practice involves providing legal advice to oil and gas corporate clients, as well as negotiating and drafting agreements. She has a variety of experience from due diligence and title review to interpretation, preparation and negotiation of agreements.

Ms. Abel has returned to the firm after having spent a number of years working at an intermediate oil and gas producer as in-house counsel, where she worked on numerous transactions for the acquisition and divestment of oil and gas-related assets, as well as provision of legal services to all areas of the company, including joint venture, finance, marketing, engineering and operations. Prior to her in-house experience, Colleen was an articling student and associate with us.

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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Saskatchewan, 2009
    • B.Comm., University of Saskatchewan, 2009
  • Representative experience

    Colleen has acted in the following matters:

    • PETRONAS Carigali Canada Ltd. in connection with: (i) its approximate C$5.8 billion acquisition of Progress Energy Resources Corp.; and (ii) its C$1.1 billion acquisition of shale gas assets from Progress Energy Resources Corp.
    • Advising and acting for clients on domestic oil and gas matters and transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, title review, royalty issues and oil and gas leasing matters
    • Drafting and negotiating domestic energy-related agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, royalty agreements and joint venture agreements
    • Drafting and advising on various commercial agreements, including loan/security agreements, services agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Admissions
    • Alberta 2010
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Dean's List, University of Saskatchewan, College of Commerce, 2003-2006
    • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law Entrance Scholarship, 2006
  • Memberships and activities
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Law Society of Alberta
    • Calgary Bar Association
  • Languages
    • English