Trent Mercier

Trent J. Mercier Partner

Trent Mercier


  • University of Alberta (LL.B. 2006)

Bar Admission

  • Alberta, 2007
Representative Work
  • GBC Oil Company in a US$113M international arbitration against the government of Albania for wrongful expropriation of producing oilfields.
  • Bankers Petroleum Ltd. in ongoing commercial and operational advice, including in regards to contractual relations with the government of Albania regarding the largest onshore oilfield in Europe; in regard to its marine export crude oil sales contracts; and in the sale of its oil and gas properties in Hungary.
  • Spirit Pipeline Ltd. in the construction of a major pipeline to supply petroleum products to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 as a recommended lawyer in Energy: Oil & Gas.
Speaking Engagements
  • “Master Service Agreement (MSA) and Model Clauses” (presenter), PSAC, Calgary, AB, February 8, 2017.
  • “Drafting Canadian Oilfield Master Service Agreements: An Overview of Key Clauses and Market Trends” (panelist), In-House Counsel Network, Calgary, AB, May 21, 2015.
  • “Globalization of Canadian Joint Ventures: The Influence of International Practice in Joint Ventures of Canadian Unconventional Resource Plays” (presenter), Canadian Energy Law Foundation 8th Energy Law Fundamentals Seminar, March 2015.
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