Ryan Keays

PartnerNorton Rose Fulbright Canada LLPCapital Markets and M&A; Commercial; Corporate and Private M&A; In-House Counsel

Ryan Keays practises primarily in the area of energy and resources but also focuses on business law and corporate and commercial law. He advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, with a specific focus on energy sector matters, both domestically and internationally.

Ryan Keays practises primarily in the area of energy and resources but also focuses on business law and corporate and commercial law. He advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, with a specific focus on energy sector matters, both domestically and internationally.

His practice has included representing clients in oil and gas asset acquisitions and divestitures, share acquisitions and divestitures, negotiation of production sharing contracts and other host government contracts, financings, gas marketing arrangements, pipeline transportation arrangements, negotiation of farm-in agreements and joint venture agreements, oil and gas lease negotiation and interpretation matters, royalty matters and other contractual and operational matters in the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Keays' international experience includes advising oil and gas companies entering and operating in a number of jurisdictions in North and Central America, North and Central Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Education

  • Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2005
  • Dalhousie University, Business Law Certificate, 2005
  • Acadia University, B.ASc., 2001
  • Acadia University, C.A.S., 2001

Bar Admission

  • Alberta, 2006

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Co-Instructor, seminar on rights of first refusal, Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators
  • Canadian Energy Law Foundation

Awards & Honours

  • Alistair Fraser Scholarship, Dalhousie University, 2003
  • Bernard N. Cain Memorial Scholarship, Acadia University, 2001
  • Governor General's Medal, 1998
  • Harry F. Patterson Memorial Scholarship, 1998–2001