Cameron Hughes
Cameron Hughes
Energy Group Lead
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Cameron Hughes is a member of our Business team and the Energy Group Lead for our Energy practice. Cameron has represented public and private companies in the energy industry in Alberta for over 20 years. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, energy infrastructure, project finance and development, and joint ventures in the energy sector. He advises clients with respect to upstream, midstream and downstream matters, over-the-counter commodity trading, cross-border trading, energy derivatives, risk management, asset and payment securitization and credit issues.

Cameron is recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of Energy: Oil and Gas (Transactional), by Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in Energy in Canada, and was recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers under 40.

Cameron is an executive member of the  International Law Section of the Canada Bar Association (CBA), former executive member of the National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the CBA, board member of the Canada Committee of the International Energy Credit Association, and chair of the IECA’s Alberta Capacity Markets Working Group.

In addition to his professional associations, Cameron is an active member in community organizations, including as Board Member and Secretary of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, and Vice Chair of the Board and Vice President of the Elbow Valley Community. Cameron is a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee, Group Lead and a Canadian Technical Advisor for Supporting Inclusive Resource Development (SIRD) in Africa, a CBA international initiative supported by Global Affairs Canada.

Outside the Office

Cameron enjoys spending time with his daughters, and time outdoors skiing, golfing, fishing and hiking. Cam is a mediocre carpenter, and worse plumber and electrician – but is improving his home improvement skills every year. He is a very active member of his community and spends much of his free time in a volunteer capacity working with a variety of organizations, including the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, the Canadian Bar Association’s Resource Development Project in East Africa, and the Elbow Valley Residents’ Association. Cam has participated in a number of Olympic distance triathlons, and is a 5 time participant in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

International Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
Executive Member
2018 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
Executive Member, National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section
2013 - 2018
Canadian Bar Association
David Estrin Essay Contest Committee Member
2013 - 2018
Pro Bono Students Canada Dare to Dream Program
Lawyer Volunteer, Siksika First Nation
2017
International Energy Credit Association
Member, Canada Committee
2017-Present
International Energy Credit Association
Chair, Alberta Capacity Markets Working Group
2017-Present
Queen's Legal Aid
Caseworker
1992 - 1994
Calgary Bar Association
Member
Canadian Bar Association
Member
American Bar Association
Member
Canadian Energy Law Foundation
Member
Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta
Member
"Leading Lawyer", Global, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Chambers and Partners
2017-2020
"Leading Lawyer", Canada, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Chambers and Partners
2017 - 2020
Listed Energy Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2018 - 2020
Leading Lawyer Under 40
Lexpert
2010
"Lawyer to Watch"
Lexpert Guide to Leading Canada/US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
2011
Queen’s Legal Aid Caseworker Award
Queen's Legal Aid
1994
Canadian Advisory Committee, Supporting Inclusive Resource Development (SIRD) in Africa, Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Technical Advisor and Group Lead
2018 - Present
Grant-a-Gift Foundation
Director
2018 - Present
International Energy Credit Association (IECA)
Member, Canada Committee
2017 - Present
International Energy Credit Association (IECA)
Chair, Alberta Capacity Markets Working Group
2017 - Present
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Board Secretary and Director
2017 - Present
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Chair, Governance Committee
2017 - Present
Charities & Development Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary
Organizer, Feed the Hungry Program
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
Participant
2014 - 2018
Elbow Valley Community Association
Vice President and Vice Chair of the Board
2014 - 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Big Brother
1997 - 1999
Operation Eyesight Universal
Volunteer and Executive Member
1996 - 1998
Queen's University
Residence Don and Peer Counsellor
1994 - 1995
2019
Speaker, “The Sequoia Litigation, Perspectives and Analysis”
Conferences
International Energy Credit Association Annual Canadian Spring Education Event, Calgary
2018
Author, Canada Chapter, "The Oil & Gas Law Review" (6th edition)
2018
Speaker, “The Sequoia Litigation, Perspectives and Analysis”, private client presentation
Presentations
2018
Moderator, Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests (CALREI), Oil & Gas Conference, Calgary
Conferences
2018
Speaker, Panelist and member of the Canadian Technical Advisory team, Uganda's 1st Biennial National Conference,  "Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa"
Conferences
2018
Speaker, “Alberta’s Comprehensive Market Design 1.0 and Economic Curtailment in Alberta’s Changing Market”
Presentations
McCarthy Tétrault Client Seminar presented to 250 participants live and via webinar
2018
Moderator, IECA Panel Discussion, "Restructuring: Practical Considerations and Lessons Learned", presented by McCarthy Tetrault and FTI Consulting
Presentations
2018
Editor-in-Chief and Contributor, “Canadian Power: Key Developments in 2017, Trends to Watch for in 2018”
published annually by McCarthy Tetrault
2017
Lead Author, "Earth, Wind & Fire: Power Infrastructure in Alberta’s New Age"
Alberta Law Review, Vol. 55, No 2: Energy Law Edition
2017
Speaker, “Credit Enhancement Techniques to Secure Payment Obligations under Midstream Services Agreements”, private client presentation
Presentations
2016
Presenter, "Derivatives Product Determination and Trade Repository Data Reporting Rules", private client presentation
Presentations
2016
Presenter, "Disclaimer of Take-or-Pay Contracts in Insolvencies, an Analysis of the American and Canadian Experiences", private client presentation
Presentations
2013
Speaker, "Crude by Rail: Current Considerations", International Energy Credit Association Spring Conference, Banff
Conferences
2012
Contributor, "Calgary Now Energy Law Focal Point", Legal Post
2011
Presenter, "Over-the-Counter Derivatives", FMC Presents: Recent Developments in Mergers and Acquisitions, Calgary
Presentations
2010
Presenter, "Cash Collateral as Performance Assurance: Current Considerations for Energy Derivatives", Insight Energy Contracts Conference, Calgary
Conferences
2010
Chair, Insight Shale Gas Forum, Calgary
Conferences
2008
Author, "Energy Derivatives and Hedging Transactions: Are You Managing or Creating Risk?"
Alberta Oil Magazine (Volume 4, Issue 2)
2008
Co-Chair, Western Canada Renewable Energy Forum, Vancouver
Conferences

Highlights of Cameron's published transactional experience include:

  • Nautical Energy and Projetbécancour.ag Limited Partnership with respect to its proposed development of an integrated methanol/ammonia/urea facility to be situated in the Bécancour industrial park near Trois-Rivières, Québec. Once complete, the production facility  is expected to have a capacity of 3,000 metric tonnes (MT) per day of methanol and 1,950 MT per day of urea
  • Enbridge Inc. as lead counsel with respect to the construction of a $200 million, 198 mmscf/d expansion of the Tupper West Facilities, and the negotiation and execution of amending agreements with Murphy Oil to process additional Murphy gas volumes through the expansion facilities by way of amendments to the existing take-or-pay Midstream Service Agreement
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd. as lead counsel with respect to feedstock and offtake arrangements for Inter Pipeline’s world-scale integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant, in advance of the final investment decision to proceed with the project announced on December 18, 2017. The facilities, collectively referred to as the Heartland Petrochemical Complex, are estimated to cost $3.5 billion in aggregate and will be located in Strathcona County, Alberta
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its $1.5 billion acquisition of Chevron Canada’s Burnaby refinery and downstream fuel business
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd. as lead counsel with respect to a critical, long term water supply agreement for Inter Pipeline’s proposed propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant
  • Enbridge Inc. as lead counsel with respect to an $80 million expansion of the Pipestone and Sexsmith Gas Processing Facilities, in return for take or pay fees on incremental producer volumes to be processed through the facilities
  • Greenfire Oil and Gas Ltd. with respect to the acquisition by its subsidiary Greenfire Hangingstone Operating Corporation of the entire interest of Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited, a subsidiary of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. (JAPEX),  in the Hangingstone SAGD Demonstration Project and Area
  • MIE Holdings Corp. and Can-China Global Resources Fund in their $722 million acquisition of the Canadian oil and gas and production business of CQ Partnership, a partnership of Centrica PLC and an undisclosed state-owned enterprise
  • Enbridge International Inc. as lead counsel in Canada with respect to its investment (totalling $1.76 billion by in-service date) with EnBW Energie Baden-W┼▒rttemberg, one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and Europe, to develop a 497 MW Hohe See offshore wind farm in the North Sea
  • Enbridge Inc. with respect to its $538 million acquisition of Tupper Main and Tupper West gas plants and associated sales gas pipelines in northeastern BC from the Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, and associated long term Midstream Services Agreement for processing and transportation of Murphy's produced gas
  • Enbridge Inc. as lead counsel with respect to the acquisition of midstream facilities in the Sexsmith and Pipestone area from Encana Corporation for total consideration of approximately $200 million.This acquisition was the first major acquisition by the Enbridge midstream team post-acquisition of the Cabin Gas Plant in Northern BC
  • National Bank of Canada as administrative agent and lenders in connection with the $75 million project financing for the 29.2 MW Bull Creek Wind Project in Alberta
  • Enbridge International Inc. as lead counsel in Canada with respect to its $750 million acquisition of a 24.90% stake in the 400 MW Rampion offshore UK wind project being constructed by E. ON Climate & Renewables UK Limited, a subsidiary of E. ON SE, one of the world’s largest utilities and leading developer of wind energy projects
  • Enbridge Inc. with respect to the agreement to transfer its Canadian liquids pipelines business held by Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Athabasca Inc., and certain Canadian renewable energy assets, to a subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund for consideration, including assumption of debt, valued at $30.4 billion
     
Education
Queen's University, 1995, LL.B.
University of Saskatchewan, 1992, Bachelor of Commerce, (with Distinction)
Admissions
Alberta,1996