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Jeff D. Scobie

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Jeff Scobie has extensive experience in all aspects of liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas-to-liquids (GTL), pipeline, petrochemical and independent power and water projects and other forms of energy. He advises clients with respect to the structuring, development, financing and operation of world-wide energy projects, and other corporate, commercial and energy-related matters both domestic and international.

Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Jeff worked for Qatar Petroleum, ultimately as General Counsel, and continues to be recognized for his substantial Middle East experience. He has also practiced with two major law firms in Calgary and an international pipeline company.

Jeff is a sessional instructor at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary. The courses that he has taught include International Petroleum Transactions; Business Associations, Advanced Business Transactions and International Business Transactions. Prior to this, he taught at the Faculty of Management, University of Calgary.

Recognition and Ranking

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Energy (Oil & Gas)
  • Chambers Global 2016: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) Foreign Expert for Qatar
  • Chambers Global 2016: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked, Qatar, Projects & Energy Foreign Expert Based in Canada
  • Who's Who Legal Canada 2016: recognized for Energy law
  • Lexpert Special Edition 2016: Leading Canadian Lawyers in Energy
  • Who’s Who Legal Canada 2014: recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of energy
  • Who’s Who Legal 2014: Energy, recognized as a leading energy lawyer 
  • Chambers Global 2014: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) Foreign Expert for Qatar
  • Chambers Global 2014: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked, Qatar, Projects & Energy Foreign Expert Based in Canada
  • Chambers Global 2013: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked, Energy: Oil & Gas: Canada (Transactional) (Foreign Experts) (Spotlight Table)
  • Chambers Global 2013: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked, Corporate/Commercial: Qatar (Experts Based Abroad) (Spotlight Table)
  • Chambers Global 2012: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked, Corporate/Commercial (Qatar)
  • Chambers Global 2012: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta (1985) 
  • England and Wales (1991)

Education

  • University of Alberta (BSc, 1981)
  • University of Alberta (LLB, 1984)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM, 1991, With Merit)

Recent representative experience includes acting for:

• Paramount Resources Ltd. with respect to various upstream and midstream matters in Alberta

• Sasol Petroleum International in connection with its $2.1 billion acquisition of interests in the Farrell Creek and Cypress A shale gas projects in B.C. 

• Sasol Canada Holdings Limited in connection with a potential gas-to-liquids project in North America

• Talisman Energy Inc. in connection with its acquisition of shale gas interests in Poland

• Various Gazprom entities in connection with: (a) the Shtokman LNG export project (Russia); (b) the ECA receiving terminal in Baja, Mexico; and (c) the Sakhalin II LNG export project (Russia)

• Qatar Petroleum and the State of Qatar in connection with numerous matters (Qatar); including LNG, GTL, Petrochemical, IPP and pipeline projects

• Keltic Petrochemicals Inc. in connection with its development of an LNG receiving terminal, a petrochemical facility, and other related facilities, in Goldboro N.S.