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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

We regularly advise leading national and international energy companies, developers, sponsors, contractors, lenders and equity investors on some of the most significant and complex LNG plant developments and project financings in Canada and internationally.

We have experience in all aspects of LNG project development and have represented project proponents and government agencies on the structure and negotiation of international joint ventures and partnerships for the acquisition and development of LNG plant and pipeline developments and project financings to ongoing operations.

Leading businesses, whether Canadian or foreign-owned, consistently turn to McCarthy Tétrault for strategic advice and perspective, a collaborative approach, and skilled negotiators in an increasingly complex environment. Our cross-border experience further gives us the understanding of the regional differences between LNG markets, and insights that are relevant to new projects.

Our energy development experience includes:

  • Pipeline proponents seeking to construct new gas transmission facilities for LNG Export
  • Clients seeking to establish limited partnerships with First Nations to facilitate timely development of new energy infrastructure
  • LNG Project Proponents in acquiring proposed LNG sites and entering into Pipeline Development Agreements
  • Clients seeking to construct and develop multiple liquids extraction straddle gas plants
  • Investors and potential investors in respect of certain LNG projects and related due diligence and advisory services
  • Clients seeking to acquire interests in new electricity transmission developments
  • Clients requiring National Energy Board Export Authorizations for LNG Projects
  • Participants and Operators in various Western Canadian based shale gas and Coal Bed Methane Development Projects
  • Plant Operators in Biofuel Supply and Ethanol Offtake Agreements
  • Refinery Operators in Crude Oil Supply and Petroleum Products Offtake Agreements

Our lawyers have been involved in many significant LNG projects in Canada and internationally, such as:

  • LNG Canada
  • Woodfibre
  • Grassy Point
  • Yamal
  • Kitimat LNG
  • Rabaska
  • Discovery LNG
  • Qatar Gas III
  • Tugliq
  • TMPL Expansion Project


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For more information, please contact:


Gordon M. Nettleton
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Craig N. Spurn
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Christopher Langdon
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Pierre Boivin
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Pierre Renaud
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Pierre Boivin
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Scott Chalmers
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Christopher Langdon
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Paul R. Cassidy
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