Richard J.C. Grant
Richard Grant is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office and global head of the firm's Oil & Gas practice. He also serves as vice-chair of the Energy, Infrastructure and Mining Group and co-leader for the Africa Region.
He assists clients in the energy and natural resources industries on matters including transactions, finance, ownership rights, acquisition, access, divestiture (asset and corporate), due diligence, joint ventures, participation arrangements, partnerships, international production sharing contracts, concessions and other host government negotiations.
Richard's energy, natural resources and business experience has encompassed significant work in all areas of Canada, as well as internationally in Africa, South America, Asia and Russia. Most recently, Richard has been involved in projects pertaining to integrated gas to power, upstream concessions, pipelines, aboriginal joint ventures, renewables and LNG. Aside from Richard's private practice experience at large international firms, he has gained extensive in-house legal, business and senior management experience with several major multinational energy corporations.
In addition, Richard has represented foreign companies and funds on new investments into Canada as well as companies doing business internationally. Richard has extensive experience with First Nation matters, aboriginal and community relations, corporate social responsibility programs, foreign government capacity building (including local content requirements) and is involved in charitable projects in Sub-Sahara Africa.