Simon Baines, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Simon Baines practises commercial law for complex resource projects, negotiating concession agreements, fiscal and local benefits arrangements and hydrocarbon transportation. He has acted on energy matters of national profile and strategic importance, including acting as lead counsel to all producers offshore of Newfoundland on forming the Basin Wide Transportation and Transshipment System; co-lead counsel to PetroChina on a proposed LNG project; and co-lead counsel to PetroChina on acquiring a 20 per cent interest in Shell’s Groundbirch shale gas project. Simon’s pro bono work includes acting as counsel to the Maria Montessori Education Centre. He is the responsible partner for Can Praxis, which provides post-traumatic stress therapy to veterans, and serves on the organizing committee for the Jasper Research Seminar for CELF, a non-profit supporting understanding of energy law.
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