Pat is a leading Canadian and international energy and commercial transaction lawyer and is managing partner of Bennett Jones' Calgary office. He acts for energy companies in Canada and internationally, on a range of transactions including purchases, sales, joint ventures, energy project development, project financing, and energy commodity transportation and sales. Pat also assists borrowers and lenders in structuring and negotiating full and limited recourse financing arrangements for oil, gas and electricity companies. He is recognized by clients as "‘one of the standouts’ of the Canadian oil & gas legal industry." — Chambers Canada. His considerable experience is complemented by his MBA in risk management and financing of international energy projects. Pat has co-authored papers for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Alberta Law Review and has taught oil & gas law at the University of Calgary. He is a former president of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation and member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Pat has been frequently recommended by various leading legal directories including Lexpert®, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Legal 500 among others.