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Hughes brings energy practice to McCarthy Tétrault in Calgary

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM | By Paula Kulig

Energy lawyer Cameron Hughes, with 20 years of experience in the oil and gas and power industries in Alberta, has joined McCarthy Tétrault as a partner in the Calgary office.

"Cameron has a reputation for effectively acting for his clients, and we are excited to welcome him to the firm,” said Sean Smyth, managing partner of the firm’s Alberta region, in a news release. “Having represented significant interests in the oil and gas and electricity industries, Cameron is known for understanding his clients’ business and providing business-focused legal expertise."

Craig Spurn, partner and head of the oil and gas group, added: “Cam is recognized as a leading Alberta energy lawyer and a pleasure to work with. He provides integrated and strategic advice in the energy sector, including refineries, pipelines, climate change and renewables. As our newest partner, he deepens our international team and will enhance the value we provide to our clients."

Hughes, who was a partner in the Calgary office of Dentons Canada LLP for the past six years, was called to the Alberta bar in 1996 after graduating from Queen’s University’s law school in Kingston, Ont.

"As the energy industry continues to develop in an increasingly challenging market, I’m looking forward to working with McCarthy Tétrault’s energy practice, which has handled some of the most important energy projects in the country,” said Hughes.

His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, energy, infrastructure, project finance and development and joint ventures in the energy sector. He has advised clients with respect to upstream, midstream and downstream issues, over-the-counter commodity trading, cross-border trading, energy derivatives, risk management, asset and payment securitization and credit issues.