Lauren Stelck

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Lauren Stelck

Lauren Stelck

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Biography

Lauren Stelck is a corporate and commercial associate in our energy and infrastructure group. Lauren's practice includes drafting and reviewing agreements and transactional documents, analyzing corporate structures, conducting due diligence and title review, managing and organizing transactional closings, and preparing research memoranda for various practice areas. In addition to Lauren's commercial work, she also assists with various environmental compliance, ESG, competition and global risk advisory matters.

Prior to her articles, Lauren completed summer engagements with the Alberta Utilities Commission and Nexen Energy ULC. Lauren completed a dual J.D. through the International Energy Lawyers Program at the University of Calgary and the University of Houston, where she focused on energy project development, environmental considerations and sustainable development. While at the University of Houston, Lauren was a research assistant who conducted research on the intersection of climate engineering and the law.


Professional experience

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J.D. (dual), University of Calgary / University of Houston, 2018
B.A. University of Guelph, 2014
  • Alberta 2019
  • Texas State Bar 2018
  • Various title review and due diligence projects in connection with the purchase and sale of high volumes of oil and gas assets in Alberta and BC, including oil sands, conventional and horizontal drilling projects
  • Assisting various clients with domestic and international oil and gas matters and transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, rights of first refusal, unit agreements, operating agreements, royalty issues, surface issues, and oil and gas leasing matters
  • Research related to climate change disclosure obligations and the associated frameworks related to corporate climate change concerns, including a particular focus on the TCFD framework
  • Brookfield Infrastructure, in the purchase of Enbridge Inc.'s Canadian natural gas gathering and processing business for C$4.31 billion, the business comprising 19 provincially or federally regulated natural gas processing plants and liquid handling facilities with total handling capacity of 3.3Bcf/day and 3550 km of natural gas gathering pipelines
  • An internal reorganization involving a major oil and gas company, including the formation of new corporations and partnerships, drafting of relevant partnership and asset contribution documents, review and organization of all contracts and guarantees, and the analysis of existing joint venture and operating agreements
  • Various competition matters relating to the sale of corporate entities and assets
  • Various share exchanges and other small share and corporate transactions
  • Assisting lenders with matters relating to review and registration of lender interests against insolvent oil and gas companies
  • Research on gas export permitting requirements for a US LLC