Landmen, administrators and other senior oil and gas personnel who work closely with royalty agreements.
This half-day seminar is designed to assist in interpreting and reviewing royalty clauses and agreements. It will examine the critical components of a royalty agreement, and will discuss such topics as: qualifying an overriding royalty (i.e. an interest in land vs. an interest in the proceeds from the sale of production); proper deductions in calculating an ORR; rights and obligations of the royalty owner and payor; and securing payment of an ORR.
Ky's practice focuses primarily on natural resources and infrastructure with a specific focus on commercial transactions and project development. He works extensively on both international and domestic matters in the upstream and midstream energy sector as well as in the agriculture, petrochemical, technology, electricity and mining sectors.
His experience includes working on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commodities trading and energy derivatives agreements, corporate reorganizations and energy infrastructure development and operational agreements.
In 2015 and part of 2016, Ky was seconded to the Firm's offices in the Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. During that time, he acted for Canadian companies with investments in the Middle East as well as some of the largest enterprises based in the region.
Prior to joining Blakes, Ky obtained industry experience working in the legal department of a large
Canadian-based international oil and gas company.