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Oil and Gas

“Well-regarded hydrocarbons practice offering strong regulatory knowledge of the industry, in addition to commercial acumen.”

Legal 500 - 2021


Our attorneys at the Oil and Gas department have vast experience in advising businesses, national and provincial government authorities, and non-governmental organizations on the legal system governing the exploration and exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons.

We address, from a comprehensive approach, the treatment of the special regime governing exploration permits and exploitation concessions applicable to these resources and the contingencies arising from those aspects that are still pending regulation: taxation regime, minimum environmental prerequisites, sample tender documents, sound technical practices.

Our firm provides consulting services regarding the federal, provincial and municipal set of rules governing sensitive environmental and social issues concerning hydrocarbon exploitation from unconventional fields.



  • Drafting joint venture agreements
  • Drafting agreements for operation of areas in exploration and exploitation processes
  • Drafting contracts
  • Advising clients on regulatory, environmental, labor and antitrust matters
  • Providing advice on compliance with agreements for renegotiation of natural gas distribution licenses
  • Drafting legal opinions addressing judicial and regulatory topics
  • Drafting and filing briefs requesting compliance with contractual renegotiation clauses
  • Providing advice on gas supply agreements
  • Assisting clients in judicial proceedings to challenge the application of the new tariff schedule
  • Assisting clients in matters related to the legal system governing the exploitation of oil and gas from unconventional fields
  • Advising on the applicable system for exploration permits and exploitation concessions
  • Reviewing and advising on federal, provincial and municipal regulations applicable to environmental and social matters (use of waters, management of hazardous waste, access to public information and citizen participation, relationships with landowners and communities, land management, permits, easements, etc)