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Thomas Collopy


Thomas Collopy


T:+1 403 267 9429

Tom Collopy practises corporate and commercial law, with a focus on energy and natural resources. His practice primarily involves negotiating and drafting agreements and providing legal advice to oil and gas, corporate and secured lending clients. He has experience in both domestic and international energy matters, ranging from due diligence and title review to interpretation, negotiation and preparation of energy-related agreements. 

Mr. Collopy has been involved in a number of energy-related transactions, from those focused on renewable energy sources, including solar and biomass, to those focused on non-renewable resources, including coal, oil and natural gas. In addition to his time at Norton Rose Fulbright, Mr. Collopy spent time practising general corporate law in rural Saskatchewan where he handled a wide range of corporate, oil and gas, and real estate-related matters.

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  • Education

    J.D., University of Saskatchewan, 2007
    B.Comm., University of Calgary, 2004

  • Representative experience


    Mr. Collopy’s recent client work includes the following matters:

    • 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
    • Acting for clients on renewable energy matters, including (i) the special committee of the board of directors and the board of trustees of a midstream energy company, overseeing due diligence, regarding the acquisition by a related entity of certain renewable energy assets; (ii) the sale of a waste heat facility; (iii) the development of commercial solar power projects; and (iv) the sale of shares of a company-owned biomass plant
    • Drafting and negotiating domestic energy-related agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, royalty agreements and joint venture agreements
    • Acting for and advising receiver-managers, monitors, trustees and secured creditors in insolvency proceedings with respect to corporate matters and transactions concerning energy-related companies, including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements and other commercial agreements
    • Drafting and advising on various commercial agreements, including loan/security agreements, services agreements and confidentiality agreements
    • Acting for secured lenders in assignments of debt and security
    • Advising clients on oil and gas matters in the Canadian Arctic


  • Admissions
    • Alberta 2008
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • University of Saskatchewan Scholarship, 2006
    • Eldon Woolliams Scholarship, 2006
    • Canadian Bar Association Prize, 2006
    • Lorelle and David Schoenfeld Prize for Environmental Law, 2005
    • University of Calgary Dean’s List, 2000-2001
  • Memberships and activities

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Student editor, Saskatchewan Law Review, 2006-2007
    • Campus Legal Services, 2005-2006