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About Ky

Ky's practice focuses on commercial transactions and project development primarily with respect to natural resources and industrial infrastructure. He works extensively on both international and domestic matters in the energy, agriculture, electricity, renewables, petrochemical, technology and mining sectors. His experience includes working on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, EPC and supply chain agreements, ESG matters, commodities trading and energy derivatives agreements, carbon offset trading, corporate reorganizations, project and acquisition financings, distressed asset transactions, and energy infrastructure development and operational agreements.

As an associate, Ky spent time seconded to the Firm's offices in the Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. During that time, he acted for Canadian companies with investments in the Middle East as well as some of the largest enterprises based in the region.

Prior to joining Blakes, Ky obtained industry experience working in the legal department of a large Canadian-based international oil and gas company.

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Domestic Commercial Transactions and Projects

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$1.468-billion acquisition of TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd., which holds a 31.23% working interest in the Fort Hills oil sands mining project

  • Pacific Energy on the disposition of a 30% stake in the C$5.1-billion Woodfibre LNG project to Enbridge Inc. and the structuring of governance and operational agreements for the development and operation of the project

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$688-million acquisition of an additional 14.65% working interest in the Fort Hills Project from Teck Resources Limited

  • EDP Renewables in connection with the development of its 297 MW Sharp Hills Wind Farm, including a long-term power purchase agreement with TC Energy and other project development agreements

  • ENMAX Corp on the disposition of its downtown Calgary District Energy Centre to Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC and in respect of EPC contracting matters for its Substation No. 1 relocation project

  • Nutrien Ltd. on numerous merger and acquisition transactions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer production and distribution businesses, as well as on project development and operational matters for its nitrogen production facilities and potash mines

  • Kinder Morgan in connection with the C$5.9-billion IPO of Kinder Morgan Canada and its subsequent C$4.5-billion sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline System and Expansion Project to the Government of Canada

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its acquisition of additional interests in the Syncrude oilsands joint venture from Murphy Oil for approximately C$937-million and from Mocal for C$920-million

  • Methanex Corporation with respect to natural gas procurement and operational matters for its Medicine Hat methanol production facility

  • EPC and supply chain contracting matters for the development of oil and gas, midstream, mining, electricity and renewables projects

  • LNG Project developments on Canada's west and east coasts

  • Encana Corporation and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. in connection with the transfer of fee simple oil and gas and related assets by Encana to PrairieSky and subsequent C$1.67-billion initial public offering of PrairieSky

  • Numerous financial institutions and commodities marketing companies involved in petroleum, natural gas and power marketing, trading and storage in the western Canadian sedimentary basin

International Commercial Transactions and Projects

  • Nutrien Ltd. on its public market acquisition of ASX listed Ruralco Holdings Limited and on its acquisition of Macrofertil Pty Ltd., Australia from Louis Dreyfus Co.

  • Methanex Corporation with respect to numerous aspects pertaining to the development of its "G3" methanol production facility at Geismar, Louisiana

  • Methanex Corporation on its large-volume, long-term natural gas procurement and hedging programs for its "G1" and "G2" methanol production, storage and handling facilities at Geismar, Louisiana

  • Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, on various project development and petrochemical offtake and sales agreements for its petrochemical complex located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

  • Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) Limited, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sinopec, on various project development agreements for its refinery and petrochemical complex located in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

Awards & Recognition

Ky has been recognized in the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2023–2024 (Energy: Oil & Gas, Energy & Natural Resources: Power)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Energy: Power (Transactional))

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Mining 2023

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas)


Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2013
JD, University of Alberta – 2012
BA (International Relations), University of Calgary – 2005

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