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    • Newfoundland’s Offshore: Time to take the BULL BY THE HORNS!

      by Tina Olivero

      In Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope, he said that his role as the president was a great responsibility and his drive came from great discontent. I thought a lot about that and realized that discontent comes from the disparity between where we are and where we can be. It’s that uncomfortable edge that has […]

    • Nalco Champion In Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      “I am from Lawn, Newfoundland and I have worked in the oil and gas service industry for the past 18 years. In May 2011, while working in Angola I met Ryan Olson, who is currently Canadian Regional Manager of Oil Sands and Heavy Oil for Nalco Champion. During our conversation, I asked him, “Why isn’t […]

    • 9 Important Questions About Unanimous Shareholder Agreements

      by Claudius Du Plooy

      Private corporations, especially if they are owner-managed, exist in a dynamic business environment. In periods of economic contraction, corporate activity in consolidations increase as companies look for ways to reduce costs and increase competitiveness. In periods of economic expansion some owners look for good opportunities to exit the business, while financial and strategic investors look […]

    • Corporate Succession: Passing the Torch to Your Employees

      by Claudius Du Plooy

      There are many ways to create opportunities for sharing ownership in your corporation. The success of a particular business or corporation is often a joint effort between the original founders and a key employee or handful of key employees. When small or start-up companies have very little initial value, encouraging employees to become shareholders and […]

    • Public Review of Fracking: Where are we now?

      by Conor Stack

      The big question on everyone’s mind, and ultimately the purpose of the ongoing public review, is whether or not hydraulic fracturing will be allowed as a means to tap the potentially vast amounts of oil trapped in the shale rock off the coast of Western Newfoundland. A year and half ago, the province’s Minister of […]

    • Get Your Clause Into It

      by Peter Shea

      International and multifaceted, the oil and gas industry is no stranger to conflict. In negotiating and closing a complicated transaction, a dispute resolution clause may often be an afterthought. Should a dispute arise however, a properly drafted clause that reflects commercial reality between contracting parties may prove to be invaluable. Dispute Resolution Clauses: Dispute resolution […]

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